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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ANNOUNCEMENTS and PUBLIC NOTICES

Board Meeting:
Wednesday February 24th, 8:30am @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
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.

617-409-5314
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CHA Deputy Director Diane Cohen Attends White House Convening on the Proposed Smoke-Free Rule:
On January 6, 2016, Chelsea Housing Authority Deputy Director and New England Regional Council NAHRO Senior Vice- President, Diane Cohen along with NAHRO staff and public health advocates from across the country attended a Convening on the Proposed HUD Smoke-Free Rule at the White House. HUD’s proposed rule would require each public housing agency (PHA) implement a smoke-free policy for all of its 1.2 million public housing units and common areas no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final rule. The purpose of the convening was to establish a dialogue between Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), health-related groups and federal partners to discuss common concerns, share best practices, and exchange information before comments on the proposed rule are due. The agenda allowed for several opportunities for interaction with policy makers. HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made opening remarks, followed by a panel conversation on Stakeholder Focal Issues moderated by Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

The Chelsea Housing Authority implemented a Smoke-Policy in all of its state and federal public housing developments last year. The CHA staff began this initiative back in mid-2014 by enlisting the assistance of public health advocates to assist in the process of surveying residents, holding resident meetings on site at each of the developments to encourage input and feedback, offering smoking cessation programs and other supportive, counseling services free of charge. The survey results were overwhelmingly in support of smoke-free housing, which was critical in allowing the CHA to design a policy that balanced the needs of all of its residents and would ensure its success.

The policy has the full support of its Board of Commissioners and is aimed at protecting nonsmokers, most especially children and elders, from breathing in secondhand cigarette smoke from neighboring units, which can cause asthma attacks, respiratory infections, lung cancer, and heart disease. According to HUD, the rule will help improve the health of more than 760,000 children and help public housing agencies save $153 million annually in health care, repairs and preventable fires. “I was honored to represent the Chelsea Housing Authority at the White House convening,” said Deputy Director, Diane Cohen, “to share best practices with my colleagues and take part in the policy development that has such a great, lasting impact on our residents’ well- being and health.”

January 2016PICTURED, left to right:

John Mahon, Executive Director, Bayonne Housing Authority, NJ; Rick Leco, NAHRO Vice President for Commissioners; Diane Cohen, Deputy Director Chelsea Housing Authority, MA/NERC NAHRO Senior Vice President; Thomas Rowe, Executive Director Murfreesboro HA, TN; Carl Richie NAHRO Senior Vice -President

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).

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.

Housing Choice Voucher and Low Rent Public Housing FSS Coordinator:
Seeking candidates to administer the Housing Choice Voucher and Low Rent Public Housing Self Sufficiency program. The program's ultimate goal is to link residents to economic opportunities with other program partners. The FSS Coordinator will work closely with the staff (Leased Housing and Property Manager) and report to the CHA’s Director of Supportive Services/Occupancy.
Apply by January 22, 2016.
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More information on Projects, Bids and RFP's.

Housing Court Litigation and Procurement Services RFP:
The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for legal services from attorneys and law firms to represent the CHA in litigation brought in housing court and other courts for summary process, evictions, procurements, and related actions. The CHA seeks to retain the services of a law firms or solo practitioner with sufficient staffing and expertise to represent the CHA in such litigation (the “Contractor”).
Proposers are requested to submit their proposals for services to be rendered NO LATER THAN 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 12, 2016.
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Audit Services RFP:
The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting proposals from Certified Public Accountants for the HUD Single Audit of the CHA’s activities for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Responses must be received no later than 11:00 am, Thursday, February 11, 2016.
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