Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Stops by CHA; Visits Manning Apartments

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley made her return visit to the Cambridge Housing Authority, this time, bringing coffee to residents at Manning Apartments in Central Square and providing key updates, while answering questions from those who attended. Among attendees were building residents, building staff, and members of the CHA Central Office located up the street from the property. Since taking office on … Read More

Survey: City of Cambridge ‘Needs Assessment’ for Survivors

The City of Cambridge is hoping to hear from survivors of color about their experience with violence, local resources, and ways to better serve the community.  A link to the survey can be found here. Different languages are available and the survey can be taken online or printed out to leave at a drop box at the Cambridge Public Library … Read More

‘One CHA: 2021 Year in Review’ Publication Available in Print and Online

2021 consisted of tremendous agency growth, inside and out. We strive to meet the needs of our residents while continuing to fight for more Affordable Housing in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. Dive into this insightful look back at the CHA in 2021 by flipping through the e-pages below. Welcome to One CHA: 2021 Year … 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

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