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
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Projects, Bids and RFPs
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Board Meeting Minutes
Archived 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, October 28th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
Wednesday, November 18th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street. (3rd Wednesday)
Wednesday, December 16th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street. (3rd Wednesday)
Click here to view Minutes from past Board Meetings.

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

Attention Property Owners!  Q&A with MBHP on October 15, 2015:
Never rented to a tenant with a voucher? Curious about the inspection process? Want some support or guidance. Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership is here to help you.
Click here for more information (register by October 13th).

Updated Maintenance Charges Effective August 1st:
The schedule, Resident Charges for Services or Repairs was last updated and implemented August 2014. However, increased costs and labor charges require the Chelsea Housing Authority to update this schedule. The new schedule is effective August 2015. These charges will be made to a resident only when necessary by an act or the failure to act on the part of the resident, household member or guest.
Click here to view the Schedule (Maintenance section on Departments page).

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

FY2016 PHA Annual Plan:
July 13, 2015
The Chelsea Housing Authority has developed its FY2016 PHA Annual Plan and revised supporting documents in accordance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA). We will be sharing the draft of the proposed PHA Annual Plan and all supporting documents with the Resident Advisory Board (RAB). The draft plans and supporting documents are available for review beginning June 18, 2015, at the Authority’s main office, located at 54 Locke Street, Chelsea, and on the CHA’s website, www.chelseaha.com. Written comments will be accepted until Monday, August 7, 2015. The Authority’s hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm Wednesdays and 8:30am – 12 pm on Fridays.

In addition, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the main administrative office of the Chelsea Housing Authority, 54 Locke Street, Chelsea. Everyone is invited.

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.

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More information on Projects, Bids and RFP's.