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, June 13th, 8:30am @ Administrative office, 54 Locke Street. Click here to view the June Board Meeting Agenda. Click here to view Minutes from past Board Meetings. Future Scheduled Board Meeting Dates - June 13th and July 11th.
May 2018 - 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).
Proposed Schedule, Utility Allowance Chart effective July 1st: 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 (see link below). This schedule was last updated and implemented July 2017. The proposed schedule is to be implemented effective July 2018. 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 May 31, 2018. Please direct written comments to the attention of Diane Cohen, Deputy Director. Click here to view the Proposed Schedule.
Proposed Resident Charges for Services and Repairs effective September 1st: 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 provided a proposed schedule, Resident Charges for Services or Repairs for your review. This schedule was last updated and implemented September 2017. However, increased costs and labor charges require the Chelsea Housing Authority to update this schedule. The proposed schedule is to be effective September 2018. These charges will be made to a resident only when necessary by an act or the failure to act on the part of the resident, household member or guest. Click here to view the June 14th Notice Letter. Click here to view the June 14th Notice Letter (Spanish). Click here to view the Proposed Schedule.
HUD Strong Family Celebration: Check out the 2018 Chelsea Housing Authority HUD Strong Family Celebration. Thank you to our Sponsors, Donations, Volunteer Presenters and Tenant Volunteers. Click here for more information and photos.
"What Home Means To Me" Regional Poster Contest for Children: As part of its 2018 Housing America campaign, NAHRO once again held a poster contest for children (ages 5-17) associated with affordable housing and community development programs owned or administered by National NAHRO member agencies. Posters reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” Click here for more information from the New England Regional Chapter (NERC) NAHRO.
Silver Line 3 - Bus Service from Chelsea to Boston: The NEW Silver Line 3 Chelsea opened in late April. The dedicated bus rapid transit (BRT) service serves Chelsea and East Boston with direct service to South Station and the Seaport District.
Helping People from Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands: The CHA has been working with the City of Chelsea and numerous service agencies to find ways that we can assist victims of Hurricane Maria that are planning on coming to Chelsea. If you have a loved one who was impacted by the hurricane and needs assistance, this notice will provide you with useful information. Click here for more information (English). Click here for more information (Spanish).
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.
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Clerk - Reports to the Director of Finance, and s/he is responsible for reconciling accounts and maintaining accurate and complete financial records in the following areas: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, rent collections, cash management, rental assistance receivables and payables. Posted May 9th (updated June 7th) 2018. Submit resumes by June 18th or until the position is filled. Click here for additional information.
Groundskeeper / Custodial - Hiring Permanent Full Time employee to join the Chelsea Housing Authority team. Work involves the performance of routine duties in connection with the exterior maintenance of lawns, trees, shrubs, flower beds, walks, roadways, parking lots, and etc.; the interior custodial maintenance of floors, walls, ceilings, windows and etc. in offices, public areas and apartments; and performs minor maintenance repairs and painting repairs. He/she will be required to lift and carry heavy objects, to work outdoors in all types of adverse weather conditions. This permanent Full time position is unionized. Posted June 7th, 2018. Submit resumes by June 28th or until the position is filled. Click here for additional information.
Bathroom and Kitchen GFCI Installation Project - The Chelsea Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for the Bathroom and Kitchen GFCI Installation Project at the Buckley Apartments, 667-2 Development for the Chelsea Housing Authority in Chelsea Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Nangle Engineering Inc. The Project consists of: Provision of new dedicated GFCI protected bathroom circuit and replace existing kitchen small appliance circuit receptacles with GFCI/AFCI protected receptacles. General Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018. 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.