Starry Expands its Ultra-Low-Cost Broadband Access  Program to the Cambridge Housing Authority

Starry, Inc. January 27, 2022 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Starry, Inc. (the “Company” or “Starry”)​​, a next generation licensed fixed wireless internet service provider, today announced a partnership with the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) to provide its ultra-low-cost Starry Connect broadband service to more than 2,630 of its units located throughout 27 communities in Cambridge. A recent study on digital … Read More

Jefferson Park Wins People’s Choice Award as Finalist for Prestigious Harleston Parker Medal; Becomes First-Ever Affordable Housing Property to be Nominated

[PHOTO] In order of appearance: CHA Executive Director Michael J. Johnston, CHA Director of Planning and Development Margaret Moran, Partner at Abacus Architects + Planners David Eisen. JAN. 27, 2022 – The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) has been informed by the Boston Society of Architecture (BSA) that as a finalist, and first-ever affordable or public housing development to be nominated, … Read More

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