Happy Holidays from the Cambridge Housing Authority

The Cambridge Housing Authority wishes all a happy holiday season, and is thankful for its incredible residents, employees, partners, and stakeholders who support the agency to develop and manage safe, good quality, affordable, low-income housing while promoting citizenship, community and self-reliance.

Meet Alan, CHA’s New Face at the Central Office Reception Desk

If you’ve recently stopped by the CHA Central Office, you may have noticed a friendly new presence at the reception desk on the third floor. Hailing from Boston’s South End, Alan Kelly is the CHA’s new Associate Leasing Officer and is proud to bring a customer service first mentality to the role. Prior to the CHA, Alan had career stops … Read More

The Music Man: New Millers River Resident Feels ‘Safe’ and ‘At Home’

From Celebrating Millers River: As a lifelong musician, patience to conduct a masterpiece has become second nature for one of Millers River’s newest residents, Lewis West, after a near-decade wait on the CHA waiting list to land a coveted unit in the now completely modernized property in East Cambridge. Originally from Florida, West has lived in Cambridge since 1997 after … Read More

VIDEO: Millers River Resident is First to View New Common Space Mural, Reacts

Minutes after the installation of a new indoor mural at CHA’s newly modernized Millers River Apartments, building resident, James Quinn, is among the first to see the art piece and react. The mural was created by artist Katie Todaro of Glam Dusty Studios. For more CHA original videos, click here to visit the agency’s official YouTube channel.

CHA Employees Reflect on Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

John Brennan | Property Manager “I am Irish-American. I think if you want to get to know a culture, you start with the food. My first introduction to Hispanic food was in the early 2000’s. A buddy of mine was having a family party. Here I was introduced to fried plantains and the Dominican version of beef stew. Needless to say, … Read More

CHA Welcomes 200+ Attendees to Celebrate the Revitalization of Millers River Apartments

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the Cambridge Housing Authority welcomed more than 200 attendees to its Revitalization of Millers River ribbon cutting marking the end of construction to modernize the property. The event brought many familiar faces together who worked hard or were in support of this project to celebrate alongside the building’s residents. CHA Executive Director, Michael J. Johnston, … Read More

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Stops by CHA; Visits Manning Apartments

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley made her return visit to the Cambridge Housing Authority, this time, bringing coffee to residents at Manning Apartments in Central Square and providing key updates, while answering questions from those who attended. Among attendees were building residents, building staff, and members of the CHA Central Office located up the street from the property. Since taking office on … Read More

FY23 MTW Plan Now Available For Comment

Update: The FY23 Board Draft with budget figures and responses to Public Comment can be found here (https://cambridge-housing.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/23PlanFinalBoardDraft10-6-2022-1.pdf) The FY23 Plan Public Comment draft is available here For reference: https://cambridge-housing.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/23PlanDraftforPublicComment8-19-23.pdf Hard copies will be made available at CHA’s front desk after 12:00 PM on Monday, August 22, 2022. A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at … Read More