Housing Division Resources Continue to be Available

CDD’s Housing Division continues to work with applicants looking for affordable rental and homeownership housing during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Housing Division is prioritizing eligibility determinations for applicants in process for rental units and working with applicants who have signed offers to purchase affordable homes. 

Housing Division staff are available to meet with the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need to meet with a specific person, please contact them directly to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, housing appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4622 or by email at housing@cambridgema.gov.

Click here to view the City's COVID-19 Information webpage to  access additional housing resources during this public health crisis.

Current Residents of Inclusionary Housing or Middle-Income Rental Program

Rental team staff are continuing to work on annual recertifications for residents living in Inclusionary or Middle-Income Rental Housing.

Annual Recertifications

Residents who are completing their annual eligibility recertification for rental housing should continue to provide information requested by property managers to property managers. 

Residents who have been asked by Housing Division staff to provide additional information should submit that information by email to Housing Division staff or contact us.

Current Applicants for Inclusionary Housing or Middle-Income Rental Program

Rental team staff are working with Inclusionary and Middle-Income Rental Housing Program Applicants.

Submitting additional information or Final Applications

Applicants who have been asked by Housing Division staff to provide additional information for a pending application, or to submit a Final Application for rental housing, should submit that information by regular mail, email, or via the locked drop box located outside 344 Broadway with a copy of the letter they received.

Current Applicants for Homeownership Resale Pool

CDD has suspended showing  available homeownership resale units at this time.  Resale pool applicants can submit application updates (income, assets, household composition, residency, etc.) by mail.  Updated information will be reviewed and processed when it is received by Housing Division staff.

Submitting New Application for City’s Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs

The Housing Division continues to accept Preliminary Applications for Inclusionary Rental Housing and Middle-income Rental Housing, and Applications for the Homeownership Resale Pool and HomeBridge

All new applications can be submitted via regular mail or via the locked drop box located outside 344 Broadway.

New applications will be added to the rental and homeownership applicant pools in the appropriate preference group based on the application date and time it was received.

Current Home Improvement Program (HIP) Borrowers

Homeowners with a payback loan through the Home Improvement Program (HIP) facing hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak may opt-in to a short-term payment deferral.  Under the deferral, eligible borrowers will not be required to make payments for six months and the loan maturity date will be extended by six months. 

For more information, please contact the HIP agency that administers your loan:

For general information about HIP, please contact Emily Salomon, esalomon@cambridgema.gov

Contact Us

Housing Division staff are available to answer your questions.

For general questions, please contact housing@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4622.

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