City of Boston American Rescue Plan Housing Funding
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 delivered $350 billion to state and local governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Boston was allocated $560 million of this funding, which is intended to support a strong, resilient and equitable recovery. Given the critical role of safe, stable and affordable housing in the City’s recovery, $234 million in ARPA funding has been allocated for housing. ARPA regulations require the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) to commit these funds by the end of 2024 and spend them by the end of 2026.