Rep. Ayanna Pressley Stops by Manning Apartments for Discussion with Seniors

United States Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley stopped by Manning Apartments in Central Square, Cambridge, to address a full room of mostly seniors to provide updates on current issues and to answer any questions. The video clip below captures her remarks around student loan debt and how seniors can also be affected. Following the discussion, the Congresswoman was presented with a CHA … Read More

Staying Home: Emergency Housing Voucher Keeps Cambridge Native Housed and Proud

Richard McDowell is a lifelong North Cambridge resident, and at one point recently, this badge of honor for McDowell was hanging by a thread. His connection to the Cambridge Housing Authority goes deep, as McDowell grew up adjacent to the agency’s Jefferson Park property in a home owned by his mother. Many of his friends were CHA residents, and with … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Nicole Nardone-Leavitt: ‘My Son Had a Friend Over for the First Time, and That Made Him so Happy’

In 2021, the Cambridge Housing Authority released its “Can’t Wait List: Who Are The 21,000?” original publication to help humanize the many issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis seen on the national stage and, specifically, the steep demand for low affordable housing inventory across Massachusetts. Cambridge alone is one of the most expensive real estate and rental markets in the … Read More

Empowering Seniors: CHA’s Computer Literacy Program Graduates Shine

CHA’s Resident Services department has taken a pioneering step lately towards digital inclusion with the recent launch of a specialized intergenerational computer training and internet access program for senior residents being served at select CHA properties. Thanks to a generous grant from Google, this initiative has opened doors to a world of digital opportunities for the elderly members of our … Read More

CHA’s 2023 Year in Review Publication Available Now

CHA’s annual publication offering a retrospective on the agency’s impact throughout the previous calendar year, is now accessible both online and in print. Delve into our latest update, demonstrating our dedication to modernizing properties, engaging the community, and increasing affordable housing units, even amidst one of the nation’s most expensive real estate and rental markets. Embark on a journey of … Read More

[VIDEO] First Look: Two Stunningly Modernized Units at Putnam School in East Cambridge

Welcome to the virtual tour of Putnam School, a historic property transformed into affordable housing by CHA. With over $13 million invested, we’ve revitalized this former educational institution while preserving its charm. Affordable housing is crucial for everyone, and at CHA, we’re dedicated to making it accessible. Explore our renovated units where modern comfort meets historic character, demonstrating our commitment … Read More

Draft FY23 MTW Report Available for Comment

The draft FY23 MTW Report is now available for comment here (https://cambridge-housing.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/DraftFY23ReportForComment.pdf) Hard copies will be available beginning at 2:00PM on February 16, 2024, at CHA’s Front Desk, 3rd Fl, 362 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email. All written comments are due by 5 pm, Thursday, March 7, 2024 to Zach Gordon, … Read More