Welcome to the Chelsea Housing Authority!

Home AlEwing 2We are committed to providing a full range of safe, secure, suitable and affordable housing opportunities to low income family, elderly and disabled households in a fair manner. We are committed to fair and non-discriminatory practices throughout all of our programs and activities.

We have developed this website to better serve our residents, applicants, advocates and the larger community by providing helpful information about the agency, its policies and application process. Please take the time to enjoy the site and feel free to contact us with suggestions regarding information that would be helpful to you or ideas about how the site can be improved.

Albert Ewing - Executive Director

Mission Statement
Goals and Objectives
Public Housing
Leased Housing
Projects and Bids
Board of Commissioners
Board Meeting Minutes
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Industry, Agency, State and City Links
Directions, Hours, Org Chart, Staff
Contact Us

 more information (Leased Housing)



Board Meeting:
Wednesday, June 12th, 8:30am @ Administrative office, 54 Lock Street.
Click here to view Minutes from past Board Meetings.

Future Scheduled 2019 Board Meetings:
June 12th
July 10th
August 14th
September 11th
October 16th (3rd Wednesday)
November 13th
December 11th

2018 Annual Plan:
Today in public housing we are facing very challenging times. Despite limited resources, increased demand and aging housing developments dating back to the 1950s, the Chelsea Housing Authority is committed to providing a full range of safe, secure, suitable and appropriate affordable housing options in a fair manner.  We are committed to redeveloping our 914 units in our eight developments through public-private partnerships, tax-credit incentives, and the use of federal, state and private fund resources.
Click here for more information (Progress Report).

May 2019 - Resident Charges for Sevices or Repairs Effective September 2019:
The Chelsea Housing Authority has provided a proposed schedule, Resident Charges for Services and Repairs for review by affected tenants. This schedule was last updated and implemented September 2018.  Increased costs and labor charges require the Chelsa Housing Authority to update this schedule.
Click here for more information (Notification and Proposed Schedule).

December 2018 - Chelsea Healthy and Affordable Food Summit:
The Chelsea Hunger Network and the Healthy Chelsea Coalition held a Chelsea Healthy and Affordable Food (CHAF II) Summit on December 4th. Presented were results of in-depth surveying and interviewing of residents as well as current, regional and potential providers of food relief in Chelsea. Several “solution roundtables” were held generating some great ideas as to how we can move forward as a community to address food insecurity.
Click here to view the presentation presented with the results.

Just-A-Start: A Secure Home, A Sustaining Career, An Engaging Community:
Just-A-Start is a community development corporation dedicated to building the housing security and economic stability of people in Cambridge and nearby communities. Through innovative, comprehensive and integrated programs, Just-A-Start provides and preserves affordable housing, offers education and workforce training for youth and adults, and builds community engagement.
- Education: Earn a high school credential of build on your academic skills
- Construction training: Earn a pre-apprenticeship certificate in painting/carpentry
- College preparation and career exploration
- Community Service
Just-A-Start is an affiliate of YouthBuild USA.
Click here for more information.

May 2018 - Five Year/Annual Public Housing Plan and Outreach to Establish RAB:
The Chelsea Housing Authority is in the process of updating the 5 Year/Annual Public Housing Plan. This process includes putting together a Resident Advisory Board to review the plans and provide comments and suggestions.
Click here for more information.
Click here for more information (Spanish).

HUD Strong Family Celebration:
Check out the 2018 Chelsea Housing Authority HUD Strong Family Celebration.  Thank you to our Sponsors, Donations, Volunteer Presenters and Tenant Volunteers.
Click here for more information and photos.

Resident Police Officer Non-Emergency Tip-Line

* If the event is an emergency please call 911 not this number *

The purpose of the CHA Resident Police Office Non-Emergency Tip-Line is for the residents to call in any suspicious behavior that could be jeopardizing the health and safety of the residents as long as it is not an emergency.

If you see something that you want the Resident Police Officer and/or the Director Supportive Services/Occupancy to check out and investigate,
please call this tip-line.

Click here for more information.

Reporting Elder Abuse

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has centralized the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number. The 24/7 single phone number will simplify the process for elder abuse reporting.

To report suspected elder abuse, please call the statewide 24-hour hotline at:


Click here for more information (English).
Click here for more information (Spanish).

Identity Theft and Equifax:
Nothing is safe. just recently, Equifax said 'oops we've been hacked.' Equifax is one of three major US credit reporting companies, responsible for things like calculating your credit score. Earlier this year, hackers broke into Equifax's data through a website "vulnerability." And stole the personal info of around 143 million people - almost half of the US population. They got their hands on Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and even some driver's license and credit card numbers. Those two Yahoo breaches that came out last year are still the biggest ever. But this one has everyone on edge because of all the personal info that could be exposed. Experts say the hackers could sell this data to shady people, which could put consumers' identities at risk. Equifax says it's called in law enforcement and a cybersecurity firm to look into this. In the meantime, the company has set up a website to check if you're on of the millions impacted: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

You can also enroll in complementary identity theft protection and credit monitoring on the same site, regardless of whether your info is determined to be at risk or not.

Job Postings:
Interested candidates may submit resumes by mail or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as instructed in the job posting.

No job postings at this time.

Advertisement for Bids: 
More information on Projects, Bids and RFP's.

Lead Safe Housing Rule:
The following training video was produced by the Housing & Urban Development (HUD)on the new Lead Safe Housing Rule. This video was produced to assist in educating stakeholders on the requirements of the new rule and why it is important.

Avoiding Housing Scams:
The following video was created by the Affordable Housing Online and HAI Group to help those identify and avoid Section 8 and Affordable Housing scams.

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