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, August 27th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
Click here to view the minutes from past Board Meetings.

Future Board Meetings: September 17, October 22, November 19, December 17

Job Posting - Administrative Aide: The Chelsea Housing Authority is seeking candidates for a part-time position working directly with the Director of Supportive Services/Occupancy and performs general clerical and secretarial support to department staff. Apply by July 29th, 2014.
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Request for Proposal - Audit Findings Review: The Chelsea Housing Authority is accepting proposals from Cetified Public Accountants to perform an Agreed upon Accounting Procedure Engagement for the resolution of specified audit findings. Bids must be submitted as instructed on or before 11:00 am August 7th, 2014.
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Proposed Revisions to CHA's Current Section 8 Administrative Plan: The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill HR 3547 makes statutory changes to the Section 8 Program. The CHA proposes policy changes in the Section 8 Administrative plan effective January 1, 2015 based on language contained in the omnibus bill, as follow:

1. Performing biennial, instead of annual, Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections of units occupied by tenants receiving voucher assistance, and accepting and approving inspection criteria required for conducting similar inspections for other assisted housing programs, such as HOME or the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, as alternative inspection methods to HQS.

2. Definition of extremely low-income (ELI) families to mean very low-income families whose incomes do not exceed the higher of the federal poverty line or 30 percent of area median income (AMI).

3. Modification of utility allowances to limit the allowance amount for tenant-paid utilities to no more than the appropriate utility allowance for the appropriate family bedroom unit size as determined by the CHA pursuant to its Occupancy Standards, regardless of the size of the actual unit leased by the family. The CHA may be required to approve a higher utility allowance pursuant to a reasonable accommodation request made by a family that includes an individual with disabilities, if needed to enable the individual family member with a disability to continue to reside in an accessible unit.

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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Proposed Resident Charges Notice: The Chelsea Housing Authority has provided links below to a proposed schedule, Resident Charges for Services or Repairs for your review. This schedule was last updated and implemented August 2013. However, increased costs and labor charges require the Chelsea Housing Authority to update this schedule. The proposed schedule is to be effective August 2014.
View Notice Letter Sent to Residents (English and Spanish)
Resident Charges for Services or Repairs (English)
Cargos a los Residentes por Servicios de Maintenimientos (Spanish)

Proposed Flat Rent Notice: The Chelsea Housing Authority has updated their flat rents in accordance with the PIH 2014-12. The proposed flat rents are available for review beginning June 5, 2014, 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, July 21, 2014. 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 – Noon on Fridays.

In addition, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the main administrative office of the Chelsea Housing Authority, 54 Locke Street, Chelsea. Everyone is invited.

MARGOLIS: Proposed June 2014 / Effective date 10/1/2014
1 BR - $1,048, 2 BR - $1,309    

In accordance with the FY 2014 Appropriations Bill, the flat rent cannot be lower than 80% of the applicable FMR.  

MACE and SCRIVANO: Proposed June 2014 / Effective date 10/1/2014
1 BR - $1,011, 2 BR - $1,262, 3 BR - $1,566, 4 BR - $1,694

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.

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