Commitment To Innovation
Established under state law on December 9, 1935, Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to more than 5,500+ low-income families, elders and disabled individuals through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs.
CHA invests in Cambridge families and provides enhanced support to almost 10% of the city population.
By focusing on policy innovation and family economic opportunities, CHA meets its mission: to develop and manage safe, good quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner that promotes citizenship, community, and self-reliance in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.
The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board (AHAB) has awarded national affordable housing accreditation to Cambridge Housing Authority in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Cambridge Housing Authority became the seventh affordable housing provider to receive AHAB accreditation. The designation of “Accredited Affordable Housing Organization” reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards established by the affordable housing industry and to providing quality, well-managed housing.
View our Strategic Plan here.
Director of Public Housing Operations
Director of Resident Services
Director of Human Resources
Deputy Executive Director
Director of Planning & Development
Director of Information Technology
Director of Leased Housing
Chief Financial Officer
CHA is governed by its five-member Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners appoints an Executive Director to oversee the daily operation of the housing authority and ensure that the Board’s policies are implemented.
The Executive Department is responsible for establishing and promoting CHA’s long and short-term strategic goals.
CHA has over 200 employees and operates with an annual budget over $170M. For more information about CHA’s different departments, follow the link here.