Affordable Rental Apartments
Helping individuals and families live securely and thrive.
We currently preserve and maintain nearly 600 affordable apartments across Cambridge that are home to 1,500 residents.
Residents benefit from professional property management and Community Coordinators who are dedicated to helping ensure that everyone feels supported and secure at home.
For more information about each of our affordable rental properties, please browse the property directory below. Each listing includes information about the property’s size, location, and features, as well as contact information for rental inquiries.
Affordable Homeownership and Condo Resale
There are more than 500 affordable homes in the City of Cambridge. Just A Start works with the City of Cambridge to maintain and re-sell these homes to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to more people.
When a current owner decides to sell their home, a new buyer is selected from the Homeownership Resale Pool administered by the City of Cambridge’s Housing Division. Buyers are selected through a lottery process with preference given to Cambridge residents and families with children.
Please visit the City’s website for more information about the affordable homeownership program.
Our portfolio of affordable homeownership properties includes:
“I’m a first-time homebuyer in the affordable housing program. I was drowning in rent increases, with no viable solution, and as a teacher on a low salary, there was no way for me to continue to be able to pay my basic bills. My rent was over 60% of my monthly salary.
The affordable housing program has been a life changer. Now, for the first time, at the age of 48, I am finally able to afford the cost of living in Cambridge, and I’m living in a safe home. Without the affordable housing program, I honestly don’t know where I’d be today.”
– T.S., affordable homebuyer