At 6 pm tonight, the Cambridge City Council Housing Committee will convene and ultimately vote on whether to advance the 100% Affordable Housing Overlay proposal to the next step in the process.The proposal, which would help create more low and middle income homes in Cambridge, is one piece of a larger approach addressing to Cambridge's housing challenges. Learn more here.
The Community Benefits Advisory Committee is recommending four collaborative applications for Community Benefits planning grants of $30,000 each. Combined, the proposals represent the work of over 15 nonprofits. The lead applicants on these proposals are Cambridge Community Center, Community Art Center, De Novo and Just-A-Start, and the applicants propose a variety of approaches to addressing the three top tier needs previously identified in the Community Needs Assessment: 1) affordable housing and homelessness, 2) financial security and 3) mental health: behavioral health and substance abuse. The full proposals are now posted on the Cambridge Community Development Department website, under the Request for Proposals (RFP) tab. Congratulations to the grantees! Learn more here.