Congressman Capuano Meets With Allston-Brighton Constituents

October 2, 2002 -- On Monday September 30th, Congressman Mike Capuano (D-MA) spent time in Allston-Brighton meeting with constituents and learning more about a variety of community activities.

Congressman Capuano's first stop was at the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation. He joined the weekly staff meeting for an update on the CDC's upcoming activities, including the challenges involved with creating and preserving affordable housing.

"The cost of housing continues to rise, making it difficult for many to afford an apartment. I am always working in the Congress to find ways to ease the affordable housing crunch in the Greater Boston area. It is important to learn about local initiatives so that we can look for ways to coordinate our efforts," stated Rep. Mike Capuano.

Congressman Capuano then visited the West End House Boys and Girls Club. He met with Director Andrea Howard and toured the newly renovated facility. His office worked to secure $500,000 in federal funding to help fund the cost of the rehabilitation project.

Finally Congressman Capuano met with staff at the Allston-Brighton Area Planning Action Council. A variety of issues were discussed, including federal funding for Head Start and the implementation of a new Head Start program in Allston at the Cambridge Street VFW Hall.

"I always enjoy spending time at Allston-Brighton facilities and learning more about the issues facing the community," stated Congressman Capuano.