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May

22

2020

The Patriot Ledger » Jessica Trufant
Weymouth: To buy contaminated site for housing

WEYMOUTH --- The town will spend $200,000 to buy 13 acres of tax-delinquent, contaminated land and hopes to attract a developer who would clean up the site and develop mixed-income housing with at least 25 percent of the units affordable. The hazardous waste is said to be dredged materials from the Fore River and construction debris, such as ceiling tiles from Weymouth High School. The city estimates the clean-up costs would be between $3 and $4 million.

May

22

2020

LISC Boston
Funding: LISC touts fund to boost housing near transit

BOSTON --- In it's latest newsletter, LISC Boston takes a pause from its ongoing COVID-19 response activities to tout some of its pre-crisis work, including a partnership with Partners HealthCare to provide early financing to affordable housing developers seeking to build apartments near transit. The fund is a joint effort that includes The Boston Foundation, Hyams Foundation, MassDevelopment and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

May

22

2020

MAPC blog
Jobs: 40% of unemployed come from 3 sectors

BOSTON --- In its latest analysis of state unemployment claims (May 15), the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) found that 40 percent of the unemployment claims came from three occupation types and that an estimated 15,500 unemployed still need help with basic needs and housings costs. MAPC estimates that if these households are still unemployed when CARES Act benefits end in August, the statewide assistance gap will be $195 million monthly.

May

21

2020

Boston 25 News » Crystal Haynes
Evictions: Hub filings surged early in COVID emergency

BOSTON --- New research from housing advocacy group City Life / Vida Urbana and MIT found 243 evictions were filed in Boston during the period between the outbreak linked to a Biogen conference in February and the governor’s passage of a moratorium on evictions on April 20. Additionally, 78 percent of the eviction filings during that period were in census tracts where the majority of residents are people of color.

May

21

2020

The Boston Foundation
Grants: Foundation fast tracks non-profit awards

BOSTON --- Adjusting to bring quick help to Boston area nonprofits during the COVID-19 health emergency, The Boston Foundation (TBF) has awarded $1 million to Boston nonprofits through its annual Open Door Grants program. Normally awarded at the end of the year, TBF made awards to 49 nonprofits and made all grants for general operating support as opposed to targeting awards to specific programs. Among the awardees were housing nonprofits, including Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, the North Shore CDC and Neighborhood of Affordable Housing in East Boston.

May

21

2020

Newton Tab » Julie M. Cohen
Newton: OKs $2M in CPA funds for housing assistance

NEWTON --- The Newton City Council has OK'd the use of $2 million in Community Preservation Act funds and $500,000 in Community Development Block Grants to create an emergency housing assistance program. Newton joins a growing list of communities that have OK'd local funds to help residents impacted by COVID-19 pay rent and other housings costs.

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