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Working for CHA means joining a dedicated team, focused on serving Cambridge’s diverse population. CHA serves approximately 10% of Cambridge residents through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs.

CHA employs 160+ staff members in a wide range of positions. Each staff member becomes a part of the CHA community with opportunities to grow and excel in their careers.

Diversity & Inclusion

CHA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination. To the greatest extent possible, it is the policy of the Cambridge Housing Authority to give preference in employment to Section 3 eligible individuals.

Section 3 Eligibility

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 that helps low-income residents gain the skills and jobs needed to become self-sufficient. The program also provides opportunities for qualified, low-income business owners to receive preference in bidding on HUD-funded contracts.

The purpose of Section 3 to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

If you live in CHA-assisted housing OR if your household income falls below HUD’s household income guidelines, you may qualify as a Section 3 Resident. For more information please refer to CHA’s Section 3 Policy.