Senator John Kerry today announced that the Boston Housing Authority will receive $5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The funding, awarded through the Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities (CFCF) program, will be used to construct a 20,000 square foot early learning and education center that will serve hundreds of children aged 5 and under and their families through integrated programming. The Learning Center will support a network of community programming including nutrition, environment and the arts, in collaboration with ABCD, Children's Hospital, Boston Nature Center, Urban College of Boston, Boston University, JumpStart, the Martha Eliot Health Center, and many other partners.
"This investment will give kids who need it a state-of-the-art learning environment," said Sen. Kerry.
Earlier this month, Senator Kerry wrote a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan requesting that the agency give full and fair consideration to the Boston Housing Authority's application for much-needed Capital Funding for Education and Community Training in the city of Boston.