Happy International Women’s Day, from the CHA

To women around the world, in our community, and within our agency, your trailblazing contributions and your everyday presence makes all of us better. You are appreciated. Additionally, In 2021, the CHA published a web series featuring women working at the CHA. We encourage you to read them by clicking on the following links: Susan Cohen, General Counsel Jasmine Vega-Williams, … Read More

CHA Employees Highlight the Importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

“Supporting local vendors and businesses, advocating for language justice in all spaces, and donating to housing rights organizations are just a few of the ways that we can use our power to contribute to the longevity of all marginalized people.” Alexandra Zuluaga, Operations Department Gisell De la Cruz | Planning and Development This month, I celebrate my roots and the … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Ayesha Wilson, Work Force Program Senior Teacher-Counselor

Ayesha Wilson’s journey with the Cambridge Housing Authority started in 1987 as a resident growing up in a single-parent, first-generation household at the agency’s Jefferson Park property in North Cambridge. In 2015, Wilson’s relationship with the CHA came full circle when she was hired by the Resident Services department to help guide youths living at CHA properties toward positive personal … Read More

Women’s History Month Q&A Feature: Alexandra Zuluaga, Relocation Coordinator

Alexandra Zuluaga started at the Cambridge Housing Authority in 2019 and currently serves as a Relocation Coordinator, helping to keep our residents housed. What do you enjoy most about your position at the CHA? “I appreciate the way different departments come together to help residents successfully relocate. I’ve been able to experience a great collaborative spirit on a larger scale … 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 Employees Highlight What Black History Month Means to Them

Manoucheca Lord, Resident Services “BHM, to me, means the world can take the much needed time to research, reflect, acknowledge and celebrate that BLACK people are, educated, leaders, innovators, visionaries, and so much more. Black people are a great example of what resilience and triumph look like. It’s an opportunity to stay connected and build a relationship through a mutual … Read More

CHA Hosts ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Mural Event

On June 3, 2020, the Cambridge Housing Authority released a written public statement in support of calls across the country seeking justice for the then-recent killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of law enforcement. The peaceful protests, attended by millions of unified Americans, brought a renewed push to the issues of racial inequities and … Read More