2019 CPA Projects

In FY19, $2,827,359 was awarded to 14 projects:

  • 5 affordable housing, 5 historic resources, 4 open space/recreational land 
  • 10 are community projects, 1 is a City project, and 2 are joint community/City projects

The following projects were funded in FY19:

Affordable Housing

  • Acquisition of 24-28 Mt. Pleasant Street, Somerville Community Corporation
  • Better Homes Leasing Differential, Somerville Homeless Coalition
  • Permanent Supportive Housing Leasing Differential, Heading Home
  • Homelessness Prevention Assistance Fund, Community Action Agency of Somerville
  • Housing Program for Victims of Domestic Violence, RESPOND, Inc.

Historic Resources

  • Building Condition Assessment and Prioritized Rehabilitation Plan, Elizabeth Peabody House Association
  • Mission Church of Christ- Roof Repair and Preservation Project, Mission Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Grace Baptist Church, Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development
  • Somerville Museum: Collections Preservation, Somerville Museum
  • Works Progress Administration Carved Wood Bas-Relief Restoration Project, Somerville Public Library

Open Space/Recreation Land

  • Kennedy School- Front Schoolyard, City of Somerville Parks & Open Sapce and Kennedy School PTA
  • 5 Palmer Conservation Restriction Fee, City of Somerville and Groundwork Somerville
  • Additional funding for Community Growing Center Rehabilitation, Friends of the Community Growing Center

Under consideration by City Council

  • ArtFarm, City of Somerville Parks and Open Space

The public comments on the FY19 historic resources and open space/recreational land applications are available here.

 

 

  • Affordable Housing

  • Historic Resources

  • Open Space & Recreational Land

  • Not Funded

In Progress

Acquisition of 24-28 Mt. Pleasant Street

Somerville Community Corporation

($1,820,000)

SCC will purchase the property at 24-28 Mt. Pleasant St. and develop six units of rental housing which will be permanently affordable to households earning at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). The six units will consist of four three bedroom units and two two bedroom units. 

Better Homes Leasing Differential 

Somerville Homeless Coalition
($73,884 awarded in FY19; $62,532 awarded in FY18; $56,868 awarded in FY16; $35,820 awarded in FY15)
The Better Homes program provides rental assistance to 17 disabled and formerly homeless Somerville households.

Better Homes 3: Permanent Supportive Housing Leading Differential

Heading Home
($50,000 awarded in FY19; $45,000 awarded in FY18)
Better Homes 3 provides rental assistance for 13 chronically homeless and disabled residents with incomes below 30% of the area median income (AMI).

Homelessness Prevention Assistance Fund

Community Action Agency of Somerville
($50,000 awarded in FY19 and FY18)
The fund provides assistnace in the form of grants and loans to cover CPA eligible uses for homelessness prevention. 

Housing Program for Victims of Domestic Violence

RESPOND, Inc.
($11,412 awarded in FY19)

Emergency shelter and homeless program provides flexible rental assistance for up to six months for survivors of domestic violence who meet the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definition of homeless.

 

In Progress

Building Condition Assessment and Prioritized Rehabilitation Plan

The Elizabeth Peabody House Association building

Elizabeth Peabody House Association
($28,000 awarded)

The Elizabeth Peabody House Association will replace the roof on their historically significant building.

Mission Church of Christ- Roof Repair and Preservation Project

Image of the upper half of the Mission Church

Michael Tarselli

Mission Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
($113,120 awarded)

Mission Church will repair and preserve the roof of their building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Grace Baptist Church

Aerial image of the historic Grace Baptist Church

Google

Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development
($500,000 awarded)
SHA4CD will repair the slate roof and install an accessible ramp.

Somerville Museum: Collection Preservation

Image of the Somerville Museum
Somerville Museum
($100,000 awarded)
The Somerville Museum will implement mold remediation and climate control improvements to preserve the Museum's historic collections.

Works Progress Administration Carved Wood Bas-Relief Restoration Project

Works Progress Administration wooden bas-relief depicting Prospect Hill Tower, George Washington, and the Powderhouse
Somerville Public Library
($6,055 awarded)
The Somerville Public Library will restore and conserve a 1939 WPA bas-relief depicting Somerville's history.

 

 

In Progress

ArtFarm

Rendering of the future ArtFarm

City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division
($1,000,000 under consideration by City Council, including a bond of $457,325)

The City of Somerville will create 2.1 acres of new open space with a focus on recreation, urban agriculture, and community programming. 

Kennedy School- Front Schoolyard

Image of Kennedy School front play area

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City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division & Kennedy School PTA
($65,000 awarded)

The City of Somerville will design a new playground landscape for the play area in the front of the Kennedy School.  

5 Palmer Conservation Restriction Fee

City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division & Groundwork Somerville
($6,000 awarded)

Groundwork Somerville will receive a fee of $6,000 for holding the perpetual conservation restriction on the 5 Palmer parcel, acquired with CPA funding in FY18.  

 

Additional Funding for Community Growing Center Rehabilitation

Image of the existing Community Growing Center

Friends of the Community Growing Center
($3,888 awarded)

The Friends of the Community Growing Center was awarded an additional $3,888 to cover the expenses related to replacing an electrical cabinet as part of the ongoing CPA funding rehabiltation project at the Community Growing Center.  

Projects that were not funded at this time:

Projects that withdrew:

Applications that submitted an eligibility determination form but did not submit a full proposal:

Eligibility determination form submitted but determined ineligible for CPA funding:

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