Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Neighborhood Development

The Cabinet is committed to making Boston the most livable city in the nation by working with its many communities to build strong neighborhoods through the strategic investment of public resources.In 2014, Mayor Walsh announced his Boston 2030 plan which outlines a new comprehensive approach to accommodating Boston's complex housing needs over the next 15 years. Funding committed for the new plan has been renamed the “Housing 2030 Fund” which is included in the Neighborhood Development Operating Budget in “Program 3. Housing Development and Services.”

Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing & Neighborhood Development
Capital investment will support efforts to repair and rebuild public facilities, revitalize neighborhood business districts, and improve public spaces operated by the Department of Neighborhood Development.

FY19 Major Initiatives

  • Work at the Strand Theatre will continue, with access improvements throughout the building.
  • Begin installation of security cameras at various BHA locations.

Neighborhood Development - Active Projects


Category Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Arts & Culture Strand Theatre Upgrades Dorchester In Construction 800,000 3,390,000
Energy & Environment Underground Storage Tanks Various neighborhoods Annual Program 86,412 600,000
Health Orient Heights Senior Center East Boston New Project 150,000 1,000,000
Public Safety Security Cameras at BHA Various neighborhoods New Project 750,000 1,500,000
Department total 1,786,412 6,490,000