Proposed Changes to Inclusionary Housing Preferences

4/2/20213 years ago

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The Community Development Department (CDD) has prepared draft changes to the applicant preference system used to select applicants for Inclusionary rental and homeownership housing.  These changes are now available for public review and comment through May 6, 2021. 

These proposed changes are based on a series of discussions with the Housing Committee of the City Council about how preferences for applicants work in Inclusionary housing.  Highlights of the proposed preference changes include:

  • expanding the criteria and documentation accepted for the preference for Cambridge residents;
  • expanding access to housing for families with children under 18;
  • changes to the criteria for preference for emergency housing need for rental housing;
  • revisions so that Cambridge resident applicants with an emergency housing need are considered before other applicant for rental housing.

Click here to review the proposed changes, and to learn more about providing comments during the public review period