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, December 18th, 8:30am @ Administrative office, 54 Lock Street. Click here to view the January 8th Board Meeting Minutes. Click here to view Minutes from past Board Meetings.
Future Scheduled 2020 Board Meetings: January 8th, 2020 February 26th, 2020 March 11th, 2020
August 2019 - Wait List Closed: Our Wait List for Federal Family Public Housing Wait List has closed as of 8/21/2019.
Just-A-Start: A Secure Home, A Sustaining Career, An Engaging Community: Just-A-Start is a community development corporation dedicated to building the housing security and economic stability of people in Cambridge and nearby communities. Through innovative, comprehensive and integrated programs, Just-A-Start provides and preserves affordable housing, offers education and workforce training for youth and adults, and builds community engagement. - Education: Earn a high school credential of build on your academic skills - Construction training: Earn a pre-apprenticeship certificate in painting/carpentry - College preparation and career exploration - Community Service Just-A-Start is an affiliate of YouthBuild USA.
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.
Resident Services Coordinator The Resident Service Coordinator will work in partnership with the Chelsea Housing Authority property manager to link residents to economic opportunities with other program partners to create awareness of, and interest in, program services among residents, match individual residents with program services, monitor the performance of community partners, and track the success of the program in helping residents to achieve economic self-sufficiency. For an elderly or disabled resident, the Resident Services Coordinator arranges supportive services that allow them to maintain their independent lifestyle and enhance the social development of residents. Interested candidates may submit resumes by email or mail by August 29, 2019 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.