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

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

CHA’s Newest Publication ‘Stories of the Can’t Wait List’ Now Available

The Cambridge Housing Authority has released an original publication taking aim at the urgent need for more affordable housing. In a unique twist, Stories of the Can’t Wait List features the actual words and faces of individuals from the CHA waiting list. Currently, there are more than 21,000 people on the waiting list, all hoping for an opportunity to secure … Read More

CHA Work Force Student Awarded PHADA Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship

The Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) has awarded rising college freshman and CHA Work Force participant, Jaymie Montout, with a $5,000 Freedom and Civil Rights Scholarship. Each year, PHADA offers three scholarships, available nationally, for graduating high school seniors who reside at a PHADA member agency. The Cambridge Housing Authority is a proud participating member of PHADA. According to … Read More

Cambridge Housing Authority Releases ‘One CHA: 2020 Year in Review’ Publication

The Cambridge Housing Authority is pleased to announce and share its inaugural “One CHA: Year in Review” publication intended for annual release. The first installment of the agency’s One CHA publication takes a look back at the amazing work conducted by the agency and its employees during a year like no other. Despite having to navigate issues related to the … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Jasmine Vega-Williams, District Housing Manager

Jasmine Vega-Williams started at the Cambridge Housing Authority in 2018 and currently serves as District Housing Manager. What do you enjoy most about your position at the CHA? “Helping people and the CHA culture.” What qualities make a great leader? “Leading by example, effective communication, and a required skill set to implement those qualities in a business setting. Leaders focus … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Susan Cohen, CHA General Counsel

Susan Cohen started at the Cambridge Housing Authority in 1988 and currently serves as General Counsel. What do you enjoy most about your position at the CHA? “I really enjoy working with a strong team that shares a vision, is capable, and works hard. There is so much satisfaction in working towards a goal with other people who share the … Read More

CHA Deputy Executive Director, Brenda Snowden Downing, to be Featured on Panel Addressing COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color

Cambridge Housing Authority Deputy Executive Director, Brenda Snowden Downing, will take part in a virtual panel discussion co-hosted by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the office of Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 5:30PM, to address COVID vaccine hesitancy among communities of color. At the start of the pandemic, the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) made a … Read More