Cambridge Affordable Housing Week of Action

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The City and many local organizations work to create and preserve affordable housing in Cambridge. Tuesday, May 1st through Tuesday, May 8th, the City, along with the Cambridge Housing Authority, Homeowner's Rehab, Inc., and Just-A-Start, will join communities across the country to observe Affordable Housing Week of Action.

The Cambridge community is invited to participate in a range of events held throughout the week to learn more about local housing efforts. On Saturday, May 5th, all are welcome to join a family-friendly event at Sennott Park to celebrate the importance of affordable housing to our community. 

Download an event flyer or view the Affordable Housing Week of Action event schedule below. All events are free and open to the Cambridge community. 

Saturday, April 28th: Fair & Affordable Housing Open House
CRLS Main Cafeteria, 349 Broadway
11:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m. 
Cambridge kicked off Affordable Housing Week of Action early, with the Fair & Affordable Housing Open House. Representatives from City departments, local organizations, and non-profits were on hand to provide resources and answer questions related to housing in Cambridge. Panel discussions on basic tenant rights, conducting housing searches, and first-time homebuyer financing options, took place during the event.

Tuesday, May 1st: "Voices of Affordable Housing" Poster Exhibit
City Hall lobby, 795 Massachusetts Ave.
City Hall Annex lobby, 344 Broadway
Through photos and testimonials, the exhibit will convey the personal impact that affordable housing has on individuals and families in Cambridge.

Tuesday, May 1st: Information Session for New Affordable Homeownership Unit
Citywide Senior Center Ballroom, 806 Massachusetts Ave.
Session 1: 6:00--6:45 p.m.
Session 2: 6:45--7:30 p.m.
An affordable, 3-bedroom condominium is available for purchase at 61 Loomis St. City housing staff will hold two information sessions to explain how community members can apply to be entered into the unit's lottery system. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 15th.  

Wednesday, May 2nd: Envision Cambridge Housing Working Group Meeting
City Hall Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave.
3:00--5:00 p.m.
Join the conversation about the future of housing in Cambridge. 

Wednesday, May 2nd: Panel & Book Discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
City Hall Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave.
6:30--8:00 p.m. 
Cambridge librarian Jennifer Costa will lead a book discussion of Evicted, focusing on housing impacts on local, regional, and national levels. A panel of local housing advocates will join the discussion. Refreshments will be served at the event. Copies of the book are available at the Cambridge Public Library's Main Branch.

For additional reading related to affordable housing, check out the Library's Recommended Reading list

Saturday, May 5th: Affordable Housing Rally
City Hall Steps
1:00 p.m. 
Join City Councillors and members of the Cambridge community in support of affordable housing.

Saturday, May 5th: Community Celebration 
Sennott Park, 305 Broadway
2:00--4:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the importance of affordable housing in Cambridge. The event will include 3x3 basketball tournaments, family fun activities, refreshments, and cake!
Rain location: City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway

Monday, May 7th: "Voices of Affordable Housing" Exhibit Reception
City Hall lobby, 795 Massachusetts Ave.
5:00--5:30 p.m.
A brief reception will be held to commemorate the individuals and families who participated in the poster campaign and the impact that affordable housing has on the Cambridge community.

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