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Mayor Wu and the City Council have allotted $58 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funding to do the following:
- Fast track the production of new affordable homes by making 150 parcels of City-owned land available for new homeownership opportunities in Boston’s neighborhoods. During the fall of 2022, we will engage the community about 70 City-owned lots just north and south of Harambee Park on Blue Hill Avenue where we propose to make these new homes a reality.
- Help more Bostonians become homeowners by teaching them what they need to know to buy a home, repair their credit, and pre-qualify for new City of Boston-backed mortgage products. These new mortgage products will increase the buying power of eligible Bostonians by as much as 10 percent with forgivable grants of up to $100,000.
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Building New Homes
The City of Boston is building brand new homes on approximately 150 sites in Boston’s neighborhoods.
New homes to be built will range from single-family homes to duplexes and townhouses, with a few multi-family condominiums. Depending upon the property, qualified buyers are those earning below 80 or 100 percent of Area Median Income.
Map of Sites
These homes will provide new opportunities for Bostonians currently priced out of the market to own their own homes. The homes will foster mixed-income communities. They will also strengthen the fabric of Boston’s neighborhoods by returning empty lots to productive use.
Help for Homebuyers
Requests for Proposals
The Mayor’s Office of Housing will release the Requests for Proposals at a later date.
The Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) will soon seek qualified developers to construct homes for prospective homebuyers earning between 80 and 100 percent of Area Median Income. MOH will make packages of developable parcels — grouped in close proximity — available for developers through an RFP process. We will provide subsidies to ensure their affordability.
Small, minority, and local builders are encouraged to apply. A goal of MOH and this program is to foster the development of historically marginalized firms in the real estate development industry.