Boston Celebrates Passage of the Community Preservation Act


On November 10, Mayor Walsh held a CPA victory event at the former Nawn Factory (2080 Washington Street) in Roxbury. City officials alongside Yes for a Better Boston advocates gathered to celebrate the resounding victory for affordable housing, open space, and historic preservation.

In a statement made earlier this month Mayor Walsh said, “I am proud that the residents of Boston have voted to join 161 other cities and towns across the Commonwealth in approving the Community Preservation Act. The CPA will allow us to invest in making our neighborhoods more equitable and beautiful by unlocking tens of millions of dollars each year for affordable housing, while protecting open space and investing in historic preservation projects. I look forward to the increased community benefits that will be shared across the City of Boston as a result of the passage of this act.

Prior to November’s election, The RoxVote Coalition hit the streets and manned phone banks to inform Roxbury residents on the importance of passing the CPA for our community. We proudly report that with these efforts the CPA received 87% of votes in the four precincts that comprise Lower Roxbury — 13% more votes than the citywide results of 74%! The CPA is expected to raise $20 million annually with a $4 million state funding match.