Category: Public Housing

Rep. Livingstone’s Bill Co-Sponsorship for 2017-18 session

Legislative Agenda

Co-Sponsored Legislation
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Below are all of the bills that I have decided to co-sponsor this session organized by their subject area. As you can imagine, leafing through thousands of bills can be very cumbersome, so I would like to thank all of my constituents that wrote in with their requests. If you didn’t have a chance to write in, no worries! Contact information is below to remain updated on whichever bill(s) that you would like.

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To learn more about the legislation that I have filed and co-sponsored, you can check out my public legislative page here, or reach out to my Legislative Aide, Caitlin Duffy, by email (Caitlin.Duffy@mahouse.gov) or by telephone (617-722-2396)

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Copley Place high-rise, facing opposition, stalls

Boston Globe — Report on demand for more affordable housing as part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s approval of the Simon Tower at Copley Square. “I think with further discussion there will be a resolution,” said Livingstone. Read the story.

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Two boosts for low-income arrive at LBJ, Chapman Arms in renovation, bonding

Cambridge Day — Report on the “$32 million in modernization work (including a $10 million grant received through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act)” at the Cambridge Housing Authority’s Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments. Rep. Livingstone attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the work. Read the story.

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Central, Harvard Square housing benefits from governor’s $73M announcement

Cambridge Day — Report regarding ceremony for Governor Patrick to sign “An Act Financing the Production and Preservation of Housing for the Low and Moderate Income Residents” into law. The act “provides $1.4 billion parceled out over five years for capital funding programs that rehabilitate and modernize such housing in 24 projects across Massachusetts – creating 1,145 units of housing and an estimated 1,935 construction jobs.” State Rep. Jay Livingstone attended the ceremony, saying he was “pleased by the investment that the Patrick administration is making in affordable housing here in Cambridge and across the commonwealth. I look forward to finding more ways to increase our affordable housing stock to start addressing the overwhelming needs that our citizens have for affordable housing.” Read the story.

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