We 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.
Board Meeting: Wednesday October 11th, 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.
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:
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.
Proposed Schedule, Resident Charges for Services or Repairs: The Chelsea Housing Authority has attached a proposed schedule, Resident Charges for Services or Repairs for your review. This schedule was last updated and implemented August 2016. However, increased costs and labor charges require the Chelsea Housing Authority to update this schedule. The proposed schedule is to be effective September 2017. Click here to view the complete Proposal Notification. Click here to view the complete Proposal Notification (Spanish). Click here to view the Proposed Schedule.
FY2018 PHA Annual Plan: The Chelsea Housing Authority is developing its FY2018 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 15, 2017, 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 1, 2017. 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 9, 2017 at 8:30 am in the main administrative office of the Chelsea Housing Authority, 54 Locke Street, Chelsea. Everyone is invited.
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).
Program Representative This is a highly visible, responsible staff position in the Office of Leased Housing. The Program Representative reports directly to the Leased Housing Manager. The Representative is responsible for case load of HCV vouchers, from leasing up through recertification. All work is reviewed by the Leased Housing Manager. The representative schedules inspections, prepares leases, negotiates fair market rents and manages participant caseload. The representative identifies all landlord and participant informalities and directs them to the appropriate Program Representative. Apply by September 28, 2017 or until position is filled. Click here for more information.
Property Manager The Property Manager is a highly visible and responsible position which reports to the Director of Operations. The Manager will be available on multiple sites to provide the level of services required for the day-to-day management of the public housing development. The Property Manager enforces the terms of the lease and monitors compliance. The Manager is the direct link between management and the residents. Apply by September 7, 2017 or until position is filled. Click here for more information.
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.
Get the New Healthy Homes Basics App Today! The Healthy Homes Basics app offers practical how-to guidance on how to have a safe and healthy home, right at your fingertips. The app offers introductory information and guidance for consumers by teaching the “Principles of a Healthy Home”. For those users more familiar with healthy homes concepts, the app features detailed information by topic.