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

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 more information (Leased Housing)



Board Meeting:
Wednesday, March 25th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
Click here to view Minutes from past Board Meetings.

Waiting Lists Open for Federal Family Public Housing:
Federal Family applications will only be accepted from Monday, Febrary 2, 2015 to Friday, February 27, 2015. Applications must be received no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015. All timely applications will be entered into a lottery to determinte waiting list placement. Application date will not affect placement on the waiting list.
Click here for more information and instructions.
Click here for more information and instructions (Spanish). 

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.

More information

Annual Report:
Under the leadership of the CHA Board of Commissioners, the CHA Staff continued to implement the reforms that needed to take place in governance and management to restore public confidence, trust, and operational excellence. We appreciate the support we received from Chelsea City Manager, Jay Ash, the staff of the HUD New England field office and DHCD. The hard work and teamwork resulted in Chelsea Housing Authority receiving a high performer status for SEMAP and PHAS.
Click here to view the 2013 Annual Report.

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.
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Click here for more information (Spanish).

Job Postings:
Interested candidates my 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.

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

February 11, 2015:

The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting proposals from Architects/Engineers (A/Es) who are registered in Massachusetts for the preparation of plans and specifications for bidding, construction, supervision, and final inspection of a modernization program that will consist of various projects such as Replacing Basement Window Wells, Replacing Dryer Vents, Installing Low Flow Toilets, Replacement of Garden/Greenhouse windows, and Replacement of Baseboard Heat.

Request for the full RFP along with any and all documentations needed in order to response to the RFP must be made by sending an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pick up at our main office 54 Locke Street Chelsea, MA 02150. All bids must be submitted triplicated in writing, be in the stated format, and received by the Chelsea Housing Authority on or before 11:00 am, Thursday March 5, 2015. The address for receipt of the bid package is: Chelsea Housing Authority, ATTN: Richard Russell, 54 Locke Street Chelsea, MA 02150