Staying Home: Emergency Housing Voucher Keeps Cambridge Native Housed and Proud

Richard McDowell is a lifelong North Cambridge resident, and at one point recently, this badge of honor for McDowell was hanging by a thread. His connection to the Cambridge Housing Authority goes deep, as McDowell grew up adjacent to the agency’s Jefferson Park property in a home owned by his mother. Many of his friends were CHA residents, and with … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Nicole Nardone-Leavitt: ‘My Son Had a Friend Over for the First Time, and That Made Him so Happy’

In 2021, the Cambridge Housing Authority released its “Can’t Wait List: Who Are The 21,000?” original publication to help humanize the many issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis seen on the national stage and, specifically, the steep demand for low affordable housing inventory across Massachusetts. Cambridge alone is one of the most expensive real estate and rental markets in the … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Clark Caraven: ‘Whenever I called, CHA was there for me’

In 2021, the Cambridge Housing Authority released its “Can’t Wait List: Who Are The 21,000?” original publication to help humanize the many issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis seen on the national stage and, specifically, the steep demand for low affordable housing inventory across Massachusetts. Cambridge alone is one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. This … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Billy Burke: ‘CHA Came Through For Me; I Get To Be Back In The Neighborhood I Grew Up In’

In 2021, the Cambridge Housing Authority released its “Can’t Wait List: Who Are The 21,000?” original publication to help humanize the many issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis seen on the national stage and, specifically, the steep demand for low affordable housing inventory across Massachusetts. The list has now grown to more than 22,000 people in need. Meanwhile, Cambridge remains … Read More

Waitlist Success Q&A Series – Daisy Ozuna: ‘We Are More Than Just Numbers’

In 2021, the Cambridge Housing Authority released its “Can’t Wait List: Who Are The 21,000?” original publication to help humanize the many issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis seen on the national stage and, specifically, the steep demand for low affordable housing inventory across Massachusetts. Cambridge alone is one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. This … 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