Upcoming Projects

Upcoming Real Estate Projects

Developing affordable housing in Cambridge and surrounding communities

Just A Start develops affordable homes that allow families to live, grow, and thrive with rents that are within their means.

As a community development corporation and nonprofit developer of affordable housing, we’re committed to creating high-quality, appealing, and sustainable properties that benefit our residents and our broader community.

Currently, we have 275 homes in our pipeline to be developed within the next three years. We pursue these goals with a variety of public and private partners, including funders, investors, and City and state agencies.

Are you interested in exploring an affordable housing development partnership with Just A Start? Please contact Noah Sawyer, Director of Real Estate, at 617-918-7516 or [email protected].

To learn more about the properties we have currently in development, please visit their community pages below where you can stay up to date with project information and leave your feedback.

In Development

37 Brookline Street

We are proposing to transform a three-family building, previously owned by legendary Cambridge artist Peter Valentine, into an approximately 11,100 sf multifamily building that includes 13 units of new mixed-income affordable housing.

Learn more: 

  • Access the project description HERE.
  • View the presentation from our April 25th, 2024 Community Meeting HERE

35 Cherry Street

We are proposing to transform a 10,593 sf vacant lot located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge into new affordable homeownership units for families. 

Learn more: 

52 New Street

We’re transforming the lot at 52 New Street into modern and environmentally-friendly family housing. The proposed building will create over 100 affordable apartments for residents, providing much-needed affordable housing opportunities in a tight and increasingly expensive rental market. 

Access the latest press release HERE to learn more. 

Rindge Commons

Rindge Commons is a mixed-use development that will bring together a state-of-the-art education and job training center, affordable housing, and services available to the entire Alewife neighborhood. It will be located in two new buildings adjacent to our Rindge Tower Apartments.

Rindge Commons received zoning approval in August 2020, and is tentatively scheduled to break ground for its first phase in Spring 2022.

24 Webster ave

Located in the Union Square neighborhood of Somerville, and minutes from the green line train station, 24 Webster Avenue will provide approximately 42 apartments to Somerville families. 

This 100% affordable building will comprise of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. 24 Webster Ave will also contain about 2,300 square feet of commercial space and residential amenities. The project will be built to Passive House standards ensuring that it is ultra energy efficient.

To learn more, please visit www.24webster.org

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