The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) celebrates a key milestone in the Revitalization of Jefferson Park, thanks to vital support from the Healey-Driscoll Administration and the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities. This initiative, backed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, marks a significant stride towards a more sustainable and vibrant future for public housing communities.
Michael Johnston, CHA’s Executive Director, expressed gratitude for recent funding, calling it the crucial catalyst for commencing construction on the new Jefferson Park, while also pointing out that conditions were so poor at Jefferson Park, that a third of the families onsite were relocated, and there were units boarded up five years ago.
This project aims to replace 175 outdated units and introduce over 100 deeply affordable homes, with a focus on accommodating families in need of three-bedroom homes or larger.
Governor Healy’s broader announcement of “production and preservation” projects statewide underscores the shared commitment to addressing housing needs. The CHA extends sincere thanks to the Commonwealth for its pivotal role in advancing this transformative initiative and for supporting a healthy and sustainable future for public housing communities.
Click here to view the Mass.Gov press release: Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces New Affordable Housing Development Across the State