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FY22 Cambridge Numbers at a Glance

Thursday, July 14, 2022
$278 Million
Appropriated to invest in affordable housing initiatives to date
$58 Million
Will be spent on affordable housing/homelessness efforts in FY23
Affordable units completed or preserved with City assistance to date
$20 Million
Saved on cumulative electricity bills since Community Electricity Program (CCEP) started in 2017
17 Million
Pounds recycled and diverted from landfills
$6.4 Million
Capital Funds invested in Participatory Budgeting Projects since FY16
  • 3.9 million pounds of yard waste collected
  • 3 million pounds composted and diverted from landfills
  • 1.1 million items checked out at Cambridge Public Libraries
  • 92% Cambridge residents surveyed in 2020 rated Cambridge as an Excellent/Good Place to Live
  • 600,000 patron visits to Cambridge Public Libraries
  • $543,450 in Cultural Capital Fund and Grants funded by City, Cambridge Arts, Wagner Foundation
  • 280,000 pounds of mattresses/box springs recycled
  • 135,000 meals (valued at $954,000) served to homeless by Cambridge restaurants participating in City’s COVID-19 meals program
  • 120,000 calls for service responded to by Cambridge Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Support, and 39,835 calls/text to 911
  • 110,000 pounds of clothing/textiles recycled through new program
  • 8,800 people registered for a new Library card, for a total of 85,000 cardholders
  • 7,400 residents voted in 2021-2022 Participatory Budgeting Process
  • 2,139 catch basins cleaned to help prevent localized flooding
  • 1,800 virtual/hybrid programs provided to
  • 30,000 Library participants
  • 1,439 households have received services through the Multi-family Retrofit Pilot
  • 1,309 residents/businesses received 100% renewable energy from CCEP
  • 1,030 fires, including outdoor rubbish, Cambridge Fire Department responded to
  • 7 Bluebike stations installed totaling 154 bike docks
  • 4.08 miles of bicycle facilities and markings added to Cambridge for a total 101.7 miles
  • 3.4 miles of dedicated bus lanes in Cambridge
  • 250 guns turned in at Safer Homes,
  • Safer Community gun buyback event

*Some numbers are approximate or estimated due to early publication deadline.

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