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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Board Meeting: Wednesday, May 28th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.  Click here to view minutes from past Board Meetings.

READ Program Classes Begin April 2nd: The workforce development program is a collaboration between the Chelsea Housing Authority, Capic Inc. and Lare training center. The programs official name is the READ program, “Resident Empowerment and Development program”. The READ program has been in the planning stages for 6 months and we will be holding our first day of classes on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at the Mace development. The classes are as follows: 2:00-2:50 Job readiness, 3:00-4:30 advanced computers, 4:45-5:45 will be basis computers. The classes will run for 12 weeks and we will be looking to start the 2nd session in September. Any questions please call DSS/O-Paul Nowicki 617-409-5321.
Click here to view pictures from the READ Program.

State Grants Received for Safety, Water Conservation Improvements:
The Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) announced that it has received two state grants totaling $162,320 for projects that will strengthen security procedures for its residents and save substantial amounts of money through water conservation improvements.
The grants, awarded by the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), will provide $67,400 in Health and Safety Initiative funds and $94,920 in Sustainability/Water Conservation Initiative funds.
The $67,400 in Health and Safety Initiative funds will enable the Chelsea Housing Authority to beef up resident security by installing new secure entry doors with fobs, replacing chain link fences, and trimming trees. With the $94,920 in Water Conservation Initiative funds, the authority will install 226 low-flow toilets and shower heads in multiple developments, resulting in reduced water usage, lower water and sewer costs, and extending the life of septic systems.
Both projects are expected to be completed by June 30.
“These grants will enable the Chelsea Housing Authority to address urgent needs pertaining to the safety and quality of life of our residents, which is our highest priority,” said CHA Chairman Thomas K. Standish. “We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its assistance and its response to these critical issues.”

Resident Police Officer Non-Emergency Tip-Line: The Chelsea Housing Authority is excited to announce the creation of the Resident Police Officer non-emergency tip-line. The purpose of this 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. More information.

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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