“[Affordable housing] would mean the world to my family. We can have stability. We would have our own space instead of sharing a room.”
More than 21,000 people are waiting for a home they can afford in Cambridge, but the city still isn’t building enough.
In October 2020, the City Council adopted a 100% Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay, removing certain barriers to the production of affordable housing. It has helped, but not enough - the city is still falling significantly short of its goals and our needs.
Now, in 2023, four City Councillors have proposed amendments to the AHO. These amendments would expand and strengthen the AHO by making more sites across the city available for affordable housing, and increasing the allowed density of affordable housing on those sites. However, the package has been met with strong opposition from “not in my back-yard” voices. The City Council needs to hear your support.
Please join us in demanding more affordable housing in Cambridge. Sign and share our petition, email City Council, and see "How can I help?" below for more ways you can help.
Have further questions? Email [email protected]