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?
No. As was mentioned above, currently there are both state and federal eviction moratoriums that prevent the CHA from evicting residents, except in very limited situations. Even when the moratorium is lifted, the CHA would still have to bring you to court. You have a right a hearing and cannot be evicted until a court allows the CHA to do … Read More
I would like to review my residents files. Who should I contact?
You can call the legal department at 617-520-6242 or email Sandra Figueira (firstname.lastname@example.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?
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.
I received a notice to quit or a notice terminating tenancy from CHA. Who should I contact next?
Currently, CHA is not sending out Notices to Quit or Notices Terminating Tenancy in compliance with state and federal eviction moratoriums. Once the moratorium is lifted, if you receive a notice to quit or a notice terminating tenancy, you should contact your property manager to discuss the reason for the notice as well as options and next steps to bring … Read More
What can I do if I disagree with something the CHA does?
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.