No good alternatives to Affordable Housing Overlay in Cambridge

A former City Councillor explains why a plethora of alternate housing proposals — some valuable, some intended to head off the prospect of affordable housing in the proponents’ neighborhoods — can’t replace the Overlay.

Since serving five City Council terms years ago, I have not commented publicly on the many issues facing Cambridge. But, as someone who has fought for affordable housing throughout my career, I am writing now in strong support of the proposed Affordable Housing Overlay zoning ordinance, because it will mean so much for the future of Cambridge.

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