affordable housing

Sitting Down with Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui

On Jan. 6, Sumbul Siddiqui was inaugurated as Mayor of Cambridge. She is currently serving her second term as city councilor. A native to the city and graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin, she is devoted to using her position to improve the public school system, increase affordable housing, and make herself accessible to the […]


What’s New: City Beat

Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage is in the Works A committee will oversee the creation of a public monument honoring the local community’s role in the women’s suffrage movement, Curbed Boston reports. The effort to commemorate this historical moment was sparked last year by local teenager Sofia Bernstein and her mother, Kim. “It was shocking when […]


Cambridge Has Increased Affordable Housing Requirements. Now What?

For the first time since 1998, Cambridge City Council voted on April 3 to increase mandatory affordable housing requirements for new developers. Beginning June 30, developers will be required to make 20 percent of total new units built affordable units, up from 15 percent. The measure comes after years of effort from activists and council […]


A Better Cambridge Asks City to Act on Housing

Cambridge, like the rest of the Boston area, is feeling the stresses of intensified urbanization, especially increases in housing costs. That’s why A Better Cambridge, an organization that is committed to promoting diversity and and sustainable growth in the city, is calling for City Council to do something about it–and fast. In a letter published last […]