VIDEO: Signs of Spring at Washington Elms

CHA Maintenance Team member, Ramon Martinez, offers a glimpse at early signs of spring around the agency’s Washington Elms property in Cambridge’s “The Port” neighborhood, situated next to the city’s technology hub, Kendall Square.

FIDO Alliance Highlights Cambridge Housing Authority’s Cybersecurity Efforts

In an effort to bolster cyber security at the agency, CHA Chief Information Officer, James Lesley, has led an effort toward going “passwordless” at the Cambridge Housing Authority for its employee base. This enhanced security measure was highlighted by the FIDO Alliance following a panel appearance by Leslie at the Authenticate 2021 event. The FIDO Alliance published an article to … Read More

Survey: City of Cambridge ‘Needs Assessment’ for Survivors

The City of Cambridge is hoping to hear from survivors of color about their experience with violence, local resources, and ways to better serve the community.  A link to the survey can be found here. Different languages are available and the survey can be taken online or printed out to leave at a drop box at the Cambridge Public Library … Read More

Recap: First 116 Norfolk AHO Neighborhood Meeting

Pictured Above: Existing building of 116 Norfolk Street From CHA Planning and Development: Thank you to everyone who attended our first AHO neighborhood meeting for the redevelopment of 116 Norfolk Street on February 10, 2022! If you missed the meeting, don’t worry, you can access the recording of the meeting here and the presentation slides here. To recap, CHA presented … Read More

‘One CHA: 2021 Year in Review’ Publication Available in Print and Online

2021 consisted of tremendous agency growth, inside and out. We strive to meet the needs of our residents while continuing to fight for more Affordable Housing in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. Dive into this insightful look back at the CHA in 2021 by flipping through the e-pages below. Welcome to One CHA: 2021 Year … Read More

CHA Reopening Updates: Effective March 28, 2022

Please read the following updates pertaining to the Cambridge Housing Authority’s phased reopening plan, effective March 28, 2022: The central office remains open to the public during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Upon arrival, visitors are asked to check-in by utilizing the QR code posted in the downstairs lobby and CHA reception area. … Read More

March is Social Work Month: Celebrating Members of the CHA Service Coordinator Team

For Social Work Month 2022, we recognize some of the CHA Service Coordinators at our senior living sites who help lead resident support services each and every day on the front lines.  Jennifer Chisholm (Pictured) Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University. Years working as a service coordinator at CHA properties: 14 Years Why did … Read More

Happy International Women’s Day, from the CHA

To women around the world, in our community, and within our agency, your trailblazing contributions and your everyday presence makes all of us better. You are appreciated. Additionally, In 2021, the CHA published a web series featuring women working at the CHA. We encourage you to read them by clicking on the following links: Susan Cohen, General Counsel Jasmine Vega-Williams, … Read More