CHA Updates and Useful Information

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Reopening and Operations Update:

The Cambridge Housing Authority’s phased reopening plan is now complete. Normal operations have resumed and our offices are open to the public during normal business hours, 8:30AM-5PM, Monday through Friday.

One CHA: 2023 Year in Review Publication Available

We are proud to offer an insightful and visually appealing look back at our agency in 2023 with the latest installment of our ‘One CHA’ annual publication.

Flip through the e-version today: Click here to view.

Federal Extra COVID SNAP Benefits End

Mass.gov: Recent action by the federal government ends the extra COVID SNAP benefits, known as SNAP Emergency Allotments, as of February 2023.

Final COVID SNAP payment issued on March 2, 2023.

Click here to learn more.

July MBTA Red Line Closure Updates

Per the City of Cambridge:

Saturday, July 13, 2024 – Sunday, July 28, 2024
Alewife to Kendall/MIT (All Day)
Alewife to Park Street in Boston (weekdays after 8:45 p.m. and all day on the weekends)

These dates are subject to change.

FREE shuttle buses will replace regular Red Line trains: 

  • All day between Alewife and Kendall/MIT. Shuttles will stop at Alewife, Davis (Somerville), Porter, Harvard, Central, and Kendall/MIT. 
  • Weekdays after 8:45 p.m. AND all day on weekends between Alewife and Park Street. Shuttles will stop at Alewife, Davis (Somerville), Porter, Harvard, Central, Kendall/MIT, Charles/MGH (Boston), and Park Street (Boston).  

Change of Income

If you are a CHA resident or voucher participant and have had a change in income or expenses, you may contact your Leasing Officer or Property Manager directly to request an Interim Recertification, or click here to make the request and someone will follow up with you.

Tips for Extreme Cold

The City of Cambridge has a webpage dedicated to tips and resources for combatting extreme cold temperatures. Click here to access the page.

Celebrating Millers River Apartments

Help ring in the completion of construction at Millers River Apartments in historic East Cambridge by viewing the official e-publication commemorating the occasion.

Click here to read “Celebrating Millers River Apartments” for free on the CHA website.

Are You a Landlord Looking to Fill a Unit Vacancy? CHA Can Help

If you would like your rental unit(s) to be added to our weekly Apartment Listings to market to CHA Section 8 voucher holders who are searching, please click here.

Renting your unit to a Section 8 participant means that you – the landlord – will still receive full rental payment even if the tenant’s income changes. CHA currently works with over 1,000 landlords housing over 7,000 families in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Memo Updates

And for quick reference, Section 8 voucher holders are welcome to check the CHA’s regularly updated Apartment Listing by clicking here.

Helpful Links

For regular updates, follow the Cambridge Housing Authority on Twitter @CambHousing.

CHA Service Coordinator Addressing Food Insecurity at LBJ Apartments