Total CPA Funding Appropriated for Rental and Mortgage Assistance
for households below 100% Area Median Income (AMI)
Total of Federal CARES Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Funds allocated to the program for Rental and Mortgage Assistance for
households below 80% Area Median Income (AMI)
|Total Program Funding||$2,500,000|
April 14, 2020 - Pre-Proposal Presentation to the CPC
April 27, 2020 - Full Proposal submitted for CPC review at joint public hearing on Monday, May 4, with the Planning and Development Board. The Full Proposal includes the following:
April 30, 2020 - Public Comment Received to date (Updated with additional Comments on 5/4/20)
May 4, 2020 - Project Presentation given at the joint meeting of the CPC and Planning Board. The CPC recommended approval of the project with revisions.
May 11, 2020 - City Council "Council of the Whole" to meet and review the CPC Recommendation and the following updated materials:
May 18, 2020 - City Council "Council of the Whole" approves $2 million in CPA funding for the project in Council Order #250-20(A). The following updated materials were submitted to the Council for this meeting:
June 26, 2020 - City of Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program Update
July 31, 2020 - City of Newton COVID-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program Update
September 1, 2020 - Emergency Housing Relief Program Memo submitted to CPC requesting to extend length of funding from three to six months. The CPC reviewed and approved the project change at their September 15, 2020 meeting.
The Community Preservation Coalition and Massachusetts Housing Partnership have developed Emergency Rental Assistance Program guidance documents for CPA programs statewide to use when considering these programs.