Governor Baker Signs ARPA Spending Bill with $600 Million for Affordable Housing

On December 13, 2021, Governor Baker signed the spending bill into law for more than half of the state’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fiscal Recovery Funds. The law provides over $600 million in affordable housing investments, including funds to create new rental and homeownership opportunities, build supportive housing, and restore public housing. The Governor vetoed language that included reporting requirements but left spending amounts intact.