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Committee on Housing and Community Development hearing on Dockets #0953 and #0955

Twenty Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000.00) grant for the Commonwealth Builder Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership and Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) grant for the Allston-Brighton Homeowner Fund, awarded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0953 and #0955

    Docket #0953 – Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Twenty Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Commonwealth Builder Program, awarded by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund the creation of workforce homeownership housing units and the long-term availability of those units to eligible moderate-income households.

    Docket #0955 – Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00) in the form of a grant for the Allston-Brighton Homeowner Fund, awarded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to be administered by the Department of Neighborhood Development. The grant will fund programming to foster affordable homeownership and homeowner stability in Allston Brighton.

    These matters are sponsored by the Mayor and were referred to the Committee on Housing and Community Development on September 15, 2021.

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance:

    In accordance with Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this meeting via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv or via broadcast on Xfinity 8, RCN 82, Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff emails (below) and will be made part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public are cordially invited to view and testify via Zoom Meeting. Please email juan.lopez@boston.gov for the Zoom link. A comprehensive list of ways to view and participate in this hearing will be posted on line prior to the start of the hearing at boston.gov/city-council-tv

    • Committee Liaison: Juan Lopez
    • Mail Address: Boston City Council, One City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201 – Attn: Docket #0762
    • Fax Number: 617-635-4203 – Attn: Dockets #0953 and #0955
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