Cambridge Housing Authority

Michael Johnston, Executive Director
362 Green Street
Cambridge, MA
(617) 864-3020
(617) 868-5372
MTW Agency

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 119
Vouchers 7492
Total Units 7611

Latest News

7.6.22 Members Making News
From Cambridge Day: The Cambridge Housing Authority’s Workforce Program that helps youths living in public housing prepare for college or a career has received a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant, to be distributed over two years, will support the program while government aid...
2.9.22 Members Making News
From the Boston Globe: Boston wireless Internet service provider Starry struck a deal with the Cambridge Housing Authority to offer broadband connections to thousands of apartments in the city. Under the deal announced on Thursday, Starry will provide $15-per-month Internet service to residents...
11.17.21 Members Making News
From the New England Real Estate Journal: According to The Schochet Companies, Rindge Associates LP has executed an agreement with the city to preserve as affordable 504 housing units at Fresh Pond Apartments. The agreement will preserve 166 former Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR) units as...
11.17.21 Members Making News
As construction on the Cambridge Housing Authority 's Burns Apartments continues, CHA posted before-and-after photos of the community that highlight the significant progress the housing authority has made in revitalizing the property. Construction on the 198 units at Burns Apartments started...
6.30.21 Members Making News
The Cambridge Housing Authority has over 21,000 discrete applicants on its various wait lists. In order to humanize this dismaying number, CHA has created a publication called “Stories of the Can’t Wait List,” a collection of powerful narratives from real people experiencing...
11.5.20 Members Making News
From Wicked Local Cambridge: The Cambridge Community Foundation is distributing almost a half million dollars in grants to nonprofits throughout Cambridge a month ahead of schedule as organizations deal with the increased need and financial impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. CCF...
10.8.20 CLPHA Advocacy, Members Making News
The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) welcomed with Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) yesterday to Corcoran Park Apartments, a deeply affordable housing development in the Congresswoman’s District, to announce legislation she is introducing that would help public housing authorities such as CHA...
4.13.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA), at the urging of the Cambridge Housing Authority, is proposing legislation to provide relief to housing authorities and other assisted housing by creating an exception to the volume cap requirement for private activity bonds used to finance the...
2.6.20 Members Making News
From Cambridge Day: One of Cambridge’s biggest landlords, the Cambridge Housing Authority, is about to take an extraordinary step: return security deposits to its tenants and stop collecting the payments from new residents. The authority’s board approved the change Wednesday. Staff at the public...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From Affordable Housing Finance: In a new move, MassHousing recently issued $108 million in affordable multifamily housing bonds with a “sustainability bond” designation. The Sustainability Bonds will finance the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing communities in Boston...

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