Recently Retired Elected Official, Tim Toomey, Presented with Resolution by CHA

Former Cambridge City Councillor and Massachusetts State Representative, Timothy J. Toomey, recently stopped by the Cambridge Housing Authority central office to be presented with a resolution on behalf of the agency by Executive Director, Michael J. Johnston. In June 2021, Toomey announced he would not be seeking another term on the City Council for January 2022. Toomey was first elected … Read More

Cast Your Vote: Jefferson Park Nominated for 2021 Harleston Parker People’s Choice Award; Voting Ends 1/25

The Cambridge Housing Authority’s Jefferson Park property in North Cambridge is being nominated by the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) for the 2021 Harleston Parker People’s Choice Award. Jefferson Park is the first public or affordable housing structure to have been nominated for this award commending architectural beauty. According to the BSA, each year, a jury is asked to award … Read More

Police Department and Housed in Cambridge to Conduct Webinar Protecting Against Latest Scams

The Cambridge Police Department and Housed in Cambridge are teaming together to continue an effort to protect Cambridge residents against scams that affect unsuspecting individuals, especially the elderly and those who are undocumented. The ongoing pandemic has sparked an uptick in fraudulent activity, often times resulting in financial loss to Cambridge residents. The webinar will be hosted on Zoom this … Read More

VIDEO: Incredible Unit Transformation at Millers River Apartments

The Cambridge Housing Authority has reached the $1 billion investment mark in modernizing properties across our portfolio. In the video below, see the incredible transformation from a completely stripped down unit to a beautiful finished result. CHA residents deserve our best step forward, they are the foundation of our work. Seeing them return to a newly modernized home is a … Read More

Before-and-After Burns Apartments Modernization Photos, as Construction Continues

Dive into the ongoing transformation of Daniel F. Burns Apartments in North Cambridge, a $70 million effort by the Cambridge Housing Authority to modernize and preserve the property. Five additional non before-and-after images of improvements and additions are also included in the flip book below. Photo Credit: Cambridge Housing Authority Construction on the 198 units at Burns Apartments started in … Read More

For Immediate Release: Cambridge Housing Authority Launches an Endowment to Support Nationally Recognized Youth Development Program

“Resident Services Empowerment” seeks to raise $1.5 million or more over three years to provide sustainable funding for The Work Force Program October 27, 2021 CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) today announced the launch of an endowment aimed at creating a sustainable funding source for its nationally-recognized youth development program, The Work Force. The Cambridge Community Foundation … Read More

Recap: Third Jefferson Park Federal Community Meeting

From CHA Planning and Development: Thank you to everyone who came out to our third neighborhood meeting for the redevelopment of JP Federal last night, October 19. If you missed the meeting, don’t worry, you can access the recording of the meeting here and review the presentation here! To recap, during the meeting the CHA presented update site design, sample … Read More

Draft FY22 MTW Plan – Update

Update: CHA has responded to public comments received in advance of submitting the FY22 Plan to the board for approval. The board draft can be found by clicking here. A list of substantial edits/additions can be found by clicking here. To view the original draft plan: click here. A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5PM.