Governor Baker Files Economic Development Bill with Public Housing Reforms and Changes to the CPA

On March 9th, the Baker-Polito Administration filed an Economic Development Bill, An Act Enhancing Opportunities for All, H.4297. The legislation provides over $610 million in capital authorizations, including $300 million in capital reauthorization for the MassWorks infrastructure program. The bill proposes giving local housing authorities more flexibility to enter redevelopment partnerships and to address deferred capital needs. The bill also clarifies how Community Preservation Act funds can be used for housing purposes. For the Governor's press release on the legislation, please click here.