Pathmark Lottery

The City of Cambridge Community Development Department is offering a homeownership lottery to select buyers for four affordable condominiums located at The Pathmark (97 Elmwood Street). 

There is one (1) studio, one (1) two-bedroom, and two (2) three-bedroom condominiums available at this property.

 Building exterior 


Income-eligible, first-time homebuyers interested in purchasing an affordable unit through this lottery process were able to apply until the deadline of Monday, September 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM.    

All units are subject to resale, limited equity, and residency restrictions. Preference will be given to Cambridge residents, veterans, and families with children.

Applications for The Pathmark lottery are no longer being accepted. 

Lottery Information and Qualifying Guidelines

Click here to download a PDF with details about the lottery eligibility criteria, required documentation, and selection process. 

Online Application

The application deadline was Monday, September 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM.   

Informational Videos


Household Income Eligibility Guidelines and Unit Pricing

Table with Unit Pricing and Household Income Guidelines 

*For more information on monthly housing costs, download a PDF of detailed lottery information.

The Pathmark Information Session

Community Development Department staff hosted a virtual information session on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.  View the slides from this presentation.    

If you missed this information session, you can learn more by watching a video overview of The Pathmark lottery opportunity (14 minutes).

Lottery Flyer

Download a copy of the flyer for this lottery opportunity in the following languages:

EnglishEspañolPortuguêsবাংলা (Bangla)አማርኛ (Amharic)(Arabic)عربى 中文 (Chinese)|Kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole)



View Frequently Asked Questions

For other questions, please contact the Housing Division at 617-349-4622 or before the application deadline.


Language Interpretation or Technical Support

If you need assistance completing the online application or require language interpretation, please contact or (617) 349-4622.