Empowering Seniors: CHA’s Computer Literacy Program Graduates Shine

CHA’s Resident Services department has taken a pioneering step lately towards digital inclusion with the recent launch of a specialized intergenerational computer training and internet access program for senior residents being served at select CHA properties. Thanks to a generous grant from Google, this initiative has opened doors to a world of digital opportunities for the elderly members of our … Read More

WBZ News Features CHA’s Work Force Program for Youth

Explore the transformative Work Force High School program by the Cambridge Housing Authority, spotlighted by WBZ News. Designed for teens, and now pre-teens, in Cambridge Public Housing, the program tackles educational challenges, starting in sixth grade and extending to an impressive 11-year initiative. With small classes taught by program alumni, it emphasizes key life skills and job readiness. Alumni returning … Read More

CHA Provides Stipends for Residents Participating in Just-A-Start BioMed and IT Pipeline Programs

This past summer, the CHA’s Resident Services department initiated a partnership with Just-A-Start (JAS) to increase resident participation in Just-A-Start’s Biomedical and Information Technology Careers programs, respectively. Both programs are full-time, 10-month programs that couple academic training with internships to position up to 18 participants each for entry-level jobs and opportunities for growth in the BioMed and IT fields.  Over … Read More

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