Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Ayesha Wilson, Work Force Program Senior Teacher-Counselor

Ayesha Wilson’s journey with the Cambridge Housing Authority started in 1987 as a resident growing up in a single-parent, first-generation household at the agency’s Jefferson Park property in North Cambridge. In 2015, Wilson’s relationship with the CHA came full circle when she was hired by the Resident Services department to help guide youths living at CHA properties toward positive personal … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Alexandra Zuluaga, Relocation Coordinator

Alexandra Zuluaga started at the Cambridge Housing Authority in 2019 and currently serves as a Relocation Coordinator, helping to keep our residents housed. What do you enjoy most about your position at the CHA? “I appreciate the way different departments come together to help residents successfully relocate. I’ve been able to experience a great collaborative spirit on a larger scale … Read More

CHA Board Passes New By-Laws to Welcome Public Input on Agenda Items, Effective 2021

The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) Board of Commissioners has voted to approve and adopt a revision of CHA by-laws to include a public participation policy which will allot time for members of the public to provide comment on agenda items during regular board meetings. CHA regular board meetings take place twice every month on Wednesday’s at 5:30pm. For a detailed … Read More

Cambridge Housing Authority Releases ‘One CHA: 2020 Year in Review’ Publication

The Cambridge Housing Authority is pleased to announce and share its inaugural “One CHA: Year in Review” publication intended for annual release. The first installment of the agency’s One CHA publication takes a look back at the amazing work conducted by the agency and its employees during a year like no other. Despite having to navigate issues related to the … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Jasmine Vega-Williams, District Housing Manager

Jasmine Vega-Williams started at the Cambridge Housing Authority in 2018 and currently serves as District Housing Manager. What do you enjoy most about your position at the CHA? “Helping people and the CHA culture.” What qualities make a great leader? “Leading by example, effective communication, and a required skill set to implement those qualities in a business setting. Leaders focus … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Susan Cohen, CHA General Counsel

Susan Cohen started at the Cambridge Housing Authority in 1988 and currently serves as General Counsel. What do you enjoy most about your position at the CHA? “I really enjoy working with a strong team that shares a vision, is capable, and works hard. There is so much satisfaction in working towards a goal with other people who share the … Read More

CHA Deputy Executive Director, Brenda Snowden Downing, to be Featured on Panel Addressing COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color

Cambridge Housing Authority Deputy Executive Director, Brenda Snowden Downing, will take part in a virtual panel discussion co-hosted by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the office of Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 5:30PM, to address COVID vaccine hesitancy among communities of color. At the start of the pandemic, the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) made a … Read More

Cambridge Housing Authority Awarded AHAB National Affordable Housing Accreditation, Becomes Seventh in the Nation

The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board (AHAB) has awarded national affordable housing accreditation to Cambridge Housing Authority in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Cambridge Housing Authority is the seventh affordable housing provider to receive AHAB accreditation. The designation of “Accredited Affordable Housing Organization” reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards established by the affordable housing industry and to providing quality, well-managed … Read More

FY20 MTW Report Available for Comment

CHA’s FY20 Report is now available for public comment. The draft report can be found here (https://cambridge-housing.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/FY20ReportforComment.pdf). Comments may be submitted by mail or email. All comments are due by 5PM, Friday, March 12, 2021. Comments should be sent to Zach Gordon, Cambridge Housing Authority, 362 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Telephone (617) 405-5097; Email: zgordon@cambridge-housing.org