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

CHA Provides Stipends for Residents Participating in Just-A-Start BioMed and IT Pipeline Programs

This past summer, the CHA’s Resident Services department initiated a partnership with Just-A-Start (JAS) to increase resident participation in Just-A-Start’s Biomedical and Information Technology Careers programs, respectively. Both programs are full-time, 10-month programs that couple academic training with internships to position up to 18 participants each for entry-level jobs and opportunities for growth in the BioMed and IT fields.  Over … Read More

CHA to Spotlight Employees in Web Series for Women’s History Month

Throughout the month of March, the Cambridge Housing Authority will highlight amazing and industry-leading women who work tirelessly to help the agency achieve its mission. The view the running series, click here. Be sure to bookmark the page and to check back for more profiles to be added.

‘One CHA: 2022 Year in Review’ Publication Available in Print and Online

In 2022, the Cambridge Housing Authority continued its push against the tide to create quality affordable housing for generations to come in one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. This includes the successful completion of four large-scale property modernization projects across the city, which also resulted in more units being added. Furthermore, the agency prides itself in … Read More

Resource: City of Cambridge Tips for Extreme Cold

As the region braces for extreme cold temperatures, the Cambridge Housing Authority would like to recommend the City of Cambridge’s webpage for tips to combat the cold. Click here to visit the page. Additionally, the CHA encourages those with any questions or support needs to contact your property management office and the agency will do its best to accommodate.

VIDEO: CHA Executive Director Discusses HUD Housing Choice Voucher Challenges on National Panel Hosted by Bipartisan Policy Center

Cambridge Housing Authority Executive Director, Michael Johnston, recently was invited by the Bipartisan Policy Center to participate in a discussion highlighting the challenges associated with managing HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. Panelists included Philip Garboden, professor at the University of Hawaii, and Ivory Mathews, CEO at Home Forward. The discussion was moderated by Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Policy Analyst, Owen … Read More