Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates
NOTICE: In-person appointments at City buildings have been suspended from Saturday, January 2, 2021 until at least Monday, February 1. For Housing assistance, call 617‑349‑4622 or email housing@cambridgema.gov. For all other CDD matters, call 617‑349‑4600 or email CDDat344@cambridgema.gov.

Community Development

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The Community Development Department (CDD) is the planning agency for the City of Cambridge. CDD includes five programmatic divisions - Community Planning, Economic Development, Environmental and Transportation Planning, Housing, and Zoning and Development - that work to enhance the character and diversity of the city's neighborhoods, preserve and create affordable housing, promote accessible and sustainable mobility, build environmental resilience, and foster economic vitality. 

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