Governor Revokes Milton Grant Due to MBTA Communities Noncompliance

 BOSTON – The Healey-Driscoll administration today notified the Town of Milton that it is not in compliance with the MBTA Communities Law and, as a result, will begin losing out on state grant funding.  

In a letter to Town Administrator Nicholas Milano, Housing and Livable Communities Secretary Ed Augustus confirmed that Milton will no longer be eligible for a recent $140,800 grant for seawall and access improvements, which was contingent upon compliance with the law. The Town will also not be eligible to receive MassWorks and HousingWorks grants and will be at a competitive disadvantage for many other state grant programs. 

“The law is clear – compliance with the MBTA Communities Law is mandatory,” wrote Secretary Augustus. “At this time, Milton is the only rapid transit community in Massachusetts that is not in compliance. If we do not all come together to build more housing, we will not be able to overcome our affordability crisis. We need every community to do their part.” 

Read the Secretary’s full letter here

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