For the second time in less than three months, city officials have saved a housing redevelopment project – this time from a financing gap that could have scuttled the underway $109 million revamp of nearly 200 units at the Manning Apartments in Central Square.
The Cambridge Health Alliance is contending with a familiar problem: Fewer patients than expected are seeing its doctors and using its hospitals. Because of the stubborn trend, the Alliance expects to change its financial expectations for this fiscal year.
Top academics gathered in December with officials of public housing agencies across the country, federal housing officials and nonprofit representatives in an effort to turn research into practical changes helping low-income families move out of poverty.
Many poor families with federal rent aid vouchers from the Cambridge Housing Authority continue to rent apartments outside of Cambridge, but the percentage appears to have stabilized, agency figures indicate.
As Cambridge Health Alliance and other hospitals work to reduce the number of patients who visit the emergency room unnecessarily, doctors are realizing that many of these visits are connected to alcohol abuse.
Raj Chetty, a co-author of two much-publicized studies showing that where children grow up can affect their upward mobility will meet public housing officials here next month about followup research.
An eleventh-hour vote at a specially scheduled City Council has cleared the way for legislation that could safeguard the Cambridge Housing Authority’s $382 million renovation of more than 2,500 apartments for low-income tenants.
The city administration and Housing Authority officials are scrambling to salvage the authority’s $382 million redevelopment of low-income public housing after an unexpected state roadblock threatened to cut the borrowing ability for the project by $23.2 million.
By the end of this year, Cambridge Health Alliance will offer same-day and next-day appointments to most people seeking a surgeon. The Alliance has been trying to increase the number of patients who use its services as it seeks to achieve financial stability.
A group representing primary care doctors affiliated with two city hospitals is running into financial problems, a victim of the changing and uncertain landscape being navigated by health care professionals.