Commercial real estate broker McCall & Almy said Wednesday that it is giving tours of the Episcopal Divinity School campus near Harvard Square and providing information to qualified buyers in anticipation of setting a deadline for initial bids.
A bill to create a transfer tax on real estate purchases will be heard Tuesday at the State House in Boston – a significant step forward for an idea that has been stymied since first proposed in the 1990s. All the resulting funds would go toward local affordable housing.
Let’s have a conversation about how to fix Cambridge’s housing crisis, rather than just acknowledging the crisis exists. We are at a crossroads. When I was growing up […]
Arts and culture is a $175 million industry in Cambridge, supporting the equivalent of 6,129 full-time jobs annually, according to a report released over the summer, but it’s not clear how much of this economic activity has slipped away or is at risk in a changing city.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is making it temporarily easier for families and individuals displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to qualify for Cambridge public housing.
Virtually every City Council candidate has made affordable housing a key part of their platform, but none have given us a concrete plan to get us there. Given the urgency of this crisis, that’s not a viable strategy for preserving the city we know and love.
The housing crisis we face today is not merely a supply problem, and we should eschew absolutist labels such as NIMBY and YIMBY that tend to drive us further apart. Instead, we should work together toward finding creative solutions.
The city has been blocked – at least temporarily – from tearing down Vail Court, two boarded-up, rat-infested buildings empty for more than a decade near Central Square. Work was to have begun Monday.
The city’s affordable housing policy over the past 20 years has been disastrous. Family and neighbors are being forced out as developers and investors enrich themselves. This is not sustainable, and drastic action is required to save our community.
Though he’s lived in Cambridge only two years, candidate Josh Burgin says a background in Florida state and county governments will allow him to serve capably on the City Council.