I’m looking for legal advice or representation. Can CHA help me?

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CHA does not provide legal services to residents. For legal counsel, you may wish to contact Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services at (617) 603-2700, De Novo at (617) 661-1010, or the Tenant Advocacy Project at (617) 495-4394. You may also want to contact the Alliance for Cambridge Tenants at (617) 499-7031.   For a list of agencies and resources please see:  … Read More

Can I be evicted without going to court?

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No, you cannot be evicted without a court order. The CHA will need to start an eviction process and bring you to court.  You have a right a court hearing and cannot be evicted until a court allows the CHA to do so by issuing an Execution (court order to move out).

I would like to review my residents files. Who should I contact?

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You can call the legal department at 617-520-6242 or email Sandra Figueira (sfigueira@cambridge-housing.org) to request a file review.   Typically file reviews would be done in person at the main office.  During this pandemic, however, we will do our best to make files available electronically.   

Can I bring my rent payments to the main office?

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No. All payments made by residents must be mailed in the provided envelope to CHA’s lock box together with the payment coupon from your monthly statement.  

What can I do if I disagree with something the CHA does?

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You have the right to request a grievance hearing. You can ask your property manager for a grievance request form or by contacting the legal department at 617-520-6242. In the request, you should explain in detail the reason for your request.