March is Social Work Month: Celebrating Members of the CHA Service Coordinator Team

For Social Work Month 2022, we recognize some of the CHA Service Coordinators at our senior living sites who help lead resident support services each and every day on the front lines.  Jennifer Chisholm (Pictured) Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University. Years working as a service coordinator at CHA properties: 14 Years Why did … 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 Resident Services Program ‘The Work Force’ Celebrates Graduating High School Seniors and Awards Four Scholarships During Annual Senior Banquet

The Cambridge Housing Authority’s award-winning Work Force program recently hosted its annual Senior Celebration to honor the accomplishments of the program’s graduating high school seniors and their families over the past five years, while also looking ahead and celebrating the opportunities that await them after graduation. “The CHA is fully behind you, I promise,” CHA Executive Director Michael Johnston said … Read More

CHA Strengthens Service Coordinator Program for Seniors Following CASCAP Merger with HRI

The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) has successfully acquired formerly outsourced CASCAP service coordinators to continue serving at CHA senior development sites following a property merger between Homeowners Rehab, Inc. (HRI) and CASCAP. Previously, CHA and CASCAP enjoyed a nearly 28-year long partnership to help boost support services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Service Coordination Program is designed to … 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

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