In the Media

BOSTON GLOBE: Cambridge to begin guaranteed income program for single-parent households

Cambridge is set to become the second city in Massachusetts to give out no-strings-attached money to its poorest residents in an 18-month pilot program that will begin in August.

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BOSTON GLOBE: Breaking the cycle of poverty: Cambridge housing program prepares young residents for college

Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing. In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already knew his place in society: a “low-income black man.”

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CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE: COVID long-hauler and former Cambridge employee honored with Afghan quilt

It started off as a way to stay busy during the pandemic, but soon morphed into something more meaningful. A group of approximately 20 women from the Boston area, now known as Unified Crocheters, have been meeting weekly, initially via Zoom, to learn how to crochet. At first it was just about making their own quilts, but then they found themselves leaning on one another as they grappled with their own issues during the pandemic.

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THE HARVARD CRIMSON: Cambridge Officials Discuss Covid Vaccination Rollout, Hesitations from People of Color

The Cambridge Health Department hosted a virtual town hall Tuesday during which public health officers, medical experts, and government officials provided updates on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and discussed hesitations that some people of color may have about receiving the vaccine.

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MULTI-HOUSING NEWS: Cambridge Housing Authority Lands $45M Loan for Boston Senior Community

An affiliate of the Cambridge Housing Authority has received a total of $44.9 million in affordable housing financing for the modernization and preservation of the Daniel F. Burns Apartments, a 198-unit community in Cambridge, Mass. The Section 8 property caters to low-income senior citizens and residents with disabilities.

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OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN KATHERINE CLARK: Clark Introduces Bipartisan SAVE Federally-Assisted Housing Act at Event with Cambridge Housing Authority, Local Leaders

Today, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the bipartisan Support Allowing Volume Exception for (SAVE) Federally-Assisted Housing Act, a targeted effort to address the national shortage of affordable housing units by freeing up the availability of private activity bonds used to support the preservation, improvement, or replacement of federally-assisted housing facilities.

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CAMBRIDGE DAY: Housing Authority made own system for teens, and four years after high school show it works

Fewer than 60 percent of high school graduates who continue their education complete any kind of degree or certificate program within six years, and the figures are worse for low-income students whose parents didn’t graduate from college. Now a small group of students from Cambridge public housing developments has done much better: Almost two-thirds finished their postsecondary schooling within four years.

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CAMBRIDGE DAY: Housing Authority does the math, will cancel security deposit system, return tenant money

One of Cambridge’s biggest landlords, the Cambridge Housing Authority, is about to take an extraordinary step: return security deposits to its tenants and stop collecting the payments from new residents. The authority’s board approved the change Wednesday.

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MassDevelopment: Cambridge Housing Authority Buys, Renovates & Preserves 59 Units of Affordable Housing for Seniors & Disabled Individuals with MassDevelopment Bond

MassDevelopment has issued an $18.7 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Truman Apartments, LLC, an affiliate of the Cambridge Housing Authority, which will use bond proceeds to buy, renovate, and equip the Harry S. Truman Apartments, a 59-unit affordable rental housing facility at 25 8th St. in Cambridge serving seniors and disabled individuals.

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CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Our community speaks to housing unaffordability

The CHA’s publication is a stark reminder that that these numbers and data points reflect human beings with real needs and this powerful compilation of stories convey hardships that many Cantabrigians confront, bringing the reader face to face with the harsh reality of the current competitive housing market.

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