Virtual Publication: Burns Apartments Ribbon Cutting; a Homecoming

Virtual publication below. On June 20, 2023, a vibrant crowd of nearly 200 attendees assembled for a ribbon cutting event, commemorating the revitalization of Daniel F. Burns Apartments following an extensive three-year modernization project. The program unfolded with inspiring remarks, the prestigious presentation of a Community Spirit Award to a resident, a captivating exhibit of resident portraits, unit tours, and, … Read More

Nearly 200 Gather for Celebration of Burns Apartments Revitalization

A vibrant crowd of almost 200 attendees assembled for the ribbon cutting event, commemorating the revitalization of the Daniel F. Burns Apartments following an extensive three-year modernization project. The program unfolded with inspiring remarks, the prestigious presentation of a Community Spirit Award to a resident, a captivating exhibit of resident portraits, unit tours, and, finally, the ceremonious cutting of the … Read More

Tweet of the Week: Australia’s Minister for Housing and Urban Development Visits the Cambridge Housing Authority

The Cambridge Housing Authority was happy to welcome Australia’s Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Nick Champion, to the agency’s central office for a discussion on challenges and successes in navigating the Affordable Housing field. Joining CHA Executive Director Michael Johnston in welcoming Mr. Champion were Deputy Executive Director, Brenda Snowden Downing, and Director of Planning and Development for Planning, … Read More

Therapy Horse Makes a Stop at Burns Apartments

Residents at Burns Apartments in North Cambridge were treated to a therapy horse session as a part of the management team’s ongoing efforts to bring creative and fun programming to the property’s senior population. CHA Service Coordinator, Jennifer Chisholm, is based out of Burns Apartments and made arrangements for this special event beginning in July 2022. As part of her … Read More

EMPath: Cambridge Housing Authority Residents Now Eligible for Local Innovative Program and Study that Supports Families in Climbing Economic Ladder

Joint partnership announcement released by EMPath on May 16, 2023: AMP Up, led by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), has supported local low-income families as they pursue work, education and homeownership opportunities and a pathway out of poverty Cambridge, MA – Today, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a Boston-based nonprofit led by former Boston Mayor Kim Janey, and the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), announced a new … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Billy Burke: ‘CHA Came Through For Me; I Get To Be Back In The Neighborhood I Grew Up In’

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. The list has now grown to more than 22,000 people in need. Meanwhile, Cambridge remains … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Daisy Ozuna: ‘We Are More Than Just Numbers’

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 markets in the country. This … Read More

VIDEO: Burns Revitalization Unit Glimpse

Located in historic North Cambridge, construction on the 198 units at Daniel F. Burns Apartments started in February 2020 and completed in late 2022. Every building system was replaced or upgraded and a new air conditioning system was also installed at Burns. The building was insulated and cladded with a cementitious panel. Enhanced and expanded community spaces include a new … Read More