In a nod to its storied history as a public housing agency and its deep community roots, the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) has unveiled an innovative digital project – a virtual flip book. This creative endeavor takes viewers on a journey through time, showcasing carefully curated photographs from the CHA’s archives. Established in 1935, the CHA has been a stalwart … Read More
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
Since 2014, CHA Senior Purchasing Agent, Donna Gallant, has provided a spark each holiday season for passerby’s of her desk located at the CHA central office. Gallant has been with the agency for 35 years. How did the tradition start? “I created a Christmas Village at home and had some leftover pieces, and thought, it would be nice to decorate … Read More
If you’ve recently stopped by the CHA Central Office, you may have noticed a friendly new presence at the reception desk on the third floor. Hailing from Boston’s South End, Alan Kelly is the CHA’s new Associate Leasing Officer and is proud to bring a customer service first mentality to the role. Prior to the CHA, Alan had career stops … Read More
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
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
Due to the impending snow storm, the Cambridge Housing Authority central office and all property management sites will be closed to the public on Friday, January 7, 2022. All administrative staff will remain available remotely. The CHA Maintenance Team will be on-call for Emergency Work Orders only.
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