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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 more information (Leased Housing)



Board Meeting:
Wednesday, July 22nd, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
Wednesday, August 19th, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00pm @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street.
Wednesday, October 28th, 4:00pm @ 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.

More information

Proposed Schedule, Utility Allowances:
May 22, 2015
As required by HUD regulations, …”schedules, rules and regulations may be modified from time to time by the PHA provided that the PHA shall give at least 30-day written notice to each affected tenant setting forth the proposed modification, the reasons therefore, and providing the tenant an opportunity to present written comments which shall be taken into consideration by the PHA prior to the proposed modification becoming effective.
Accordingly, the Chelsea Housing Authority has attached a proposed schedule, Utility Allowance Chart for your review. This schedule was last updated and implemented July 2014. The proposed schedule is to be implemented effective July 2015.
As required, the Chelsea Housing Authority is providing a 30-day public comment period. The Chelsea Housing Authority will consider all written comments received by June 26, 2015. Please direct written comments to the attention of Diane Cohen, Deputy Director.
Click here to view the Proposed Schedule.

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).

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.

Integrated Pest Management (RFP)
The Chelsea Housing Authority is soliciting proposals from licensed pest control companies to provide extermination services at properties managed by the authority.
Proposals must be submitted no later than 11:00am, June 10, 2015.
Click here for more information.

Elevator Upgrade of Two Traction Elevators (Advertisement)
The Chelsea Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Elevator Contractors for the Elevator Upgrade of two (2) traction elevators for the Chelsea Housing Authority in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. Vertical Transportation Group, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Project consists of: Elevator Upgrade of two (2) traction passenger elevators at Buckley Apartments (667-2) 14 Bloomingdale Street, Chelsea, MA, DHCD Project No. 057087.
Proposals must be submitted no later than 2:00pm, June 17, 2015.
Click here for more information.