In a recent statement, A Better Cambridge called for building 8,500 housing units in Cambridge and mistakenly attributed this number to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. MAPC itself calls for the creation of between 3,100 and 6,200 units in Cambridge by 2030.
Our number was derived by subtracting the existing number of occupied units in Cambridge according to the 2012 American Community Survey from MAPC's projection for the number of units Cambridge needs under a "strong region." That resulted in our 8,500 unit goal.
We appreciate MAPC calling this error to our attention and apologize for any confusion our error in attribution caused.
We look forward to a robust discussion of how our community should best respond to this clear need for housing.
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