Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #61
ORDER ADOPTED
Mar 5, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to instruct the Community Development Department to apply on behalf of the City of Cambridge for the Housing Choice Designation before the April 30, 2018 deadline.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, SSSponsors:Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, Councillor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The Baker administration recently announced the “Housing Choice Initiative” which allows communities to apply to the state of Massachusetts to be designated as a “Housing Choice Community,” a recognition for communities that have achieved production targets and set policies that encourage future sustainable growth; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

A community must show an increase in housing stock by at least 5% growth or 500 units over the last 5 years, and Cambridge, having met this requirement, would qualify for such a designation; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Communities that qualify are eligible for a variety of critical resources, including access to capital grants; preferential treatment when applying to grant programs including MassWorks, Complete Streets, and MassDOT capital projects; and priority consideration for certain grant awards between May 2018 and April 2019; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to instruct the Community Development Department to apply on behalf of the City of Cambridge for the Housing Choice Designation before the April 30, 2018 deadline; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back on consideration and/or completion of the application.

 

Meeting History

Mar 5, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED