Cambridge Needs Assessment

The following report presents a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of the City of Cambridge’s most pressing needs. The purpose of this needs assessment is to:

  • Help the Cambridge City Council to make informed decisions about future funding priorities;
  • Inform the development of recommendations for the investment of Community Benefit mitigation funds tied to the City Council’s funding priorities;
  • Model a replicable framework and approach; and
  • Inform other planning efforts undertaken by the City, the Cambridge Community Foundation, Cambridge nonprofit organizations and others.