Costly housing prices have extreme negative consequences, including cementing income inequality, harming the environment and reducing quality of life. That is why we won’t paper over disagreements about development for the sake of appearing united.
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.
Inattention of city inspectors allowed a developer and a contractor to omit safety precautions during the demolition of a condemned home and garage, causing it to collapse onto the sidewalk and street Aug. 11, say leaders of a North Cambridge neighborhood group.
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.
An old idea to loosen up the housing market and lower prices is back, with a call for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build 1,800 units of graduate students apartments before it is allowed to build commercial space at its 14-acre Volpe site in Kendall Square.
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.
The prospect of putting affordable housing near Harvard Square on former divinity school land looks even more expensive, complicated and outright unlikely after an analysis by the current owners, despite an all-in vote by six city councillors.
The city’s next free walk-in informational sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs is from 6 to 8 p.m. July 13 at the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers offices at […]