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 586
Vouchers 6742
Total Units 7328

Latest News

9.12.19 Members Making News
From the Boston Globe: Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing. In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already...
8.8.19 Members Making News
From Wicked Local Cambridge: The city of Cambridge recently announced four local nonprofit partnerships will receive $30,000 planning grants from the city’s Community Benefits Fund. The fund was established to utilize funding from developers, received through zoning amendments or other...
7.25.19 Members Making News
In an article for Next City produced by FUSE Corps, a national nonprofit that aims to help urban communities thrive through partnerships with local governments, author Erin O’Donnell spotlights two CLPHA member PHAs’ successful programs that enable residents to become more financially self-reliant...
7.25.19 Members Making News
From Connect Boston: Commercial Real Estate News: Construction is underway on the renovation of Millers River Apartments, a 285-unit affordable housing community in Cambridge. To complete the project, MassHousing provided $82 million in financing to the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA),...
7.11.19 Members Making News
From Multi-Housing News: The Cambridge Housing Authority has obtained $82 million in financing for the renovation of Millers River Apartments, an affordable housing community that serves low-income households in Cambridge, Mass. MassHousing closed on the loan through the agency’s conduit loan...
5.21.19 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy, Policy
More members of Congress and public housing authorities are speaking out against a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing.   Rep. Sylvia Garcia Introduces Legislation to...
5.21.19 CLPHA Advocacy, Policy
More members of Congress and public housing authorities are speaking out against a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would disallow undocumented immigrants from living in federally subsidized housing.   Rep. Sylvia Garcia Introduces Legislation to...
2.21.19 Research
The Winter 2019 issue of Evidence Matters, a publication from HUD’s office of Policy Development and Research, focuses on research regarding landlord acceptance of Housing Choice Vouchers, the efforts to increase participation in the HCV program, and the implications of landlord participation...
1.10.19 Members Making News
In a year-end roundup, blog Cambridge Day lauds theCambridge Housing Authority (CHA) for its creative and impactful work in Cambridge in 2018. Author Marc Levy observes, “As Cambridge’s long-term housing crisis continues to burn, consuming our lower- and middle-...
12.13.18 Members Making News
The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) made a mutually beneficial deal with the City of Cambridge that secures city funding for CHA’s Mills River Redevelopment Project, which involves the demolition and reconstruction of a community center as well as the renovation and creation of...

Job Openings

Displaying 1 - 14 of 14 jobs
SUMMARY The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the supervision and administration of the Agency’s Planning and Development department. The department is focused on funding and planning policies and tasks related to CHA’s modernization, redevelopment and development of affordable...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 9.18.19
SUMMARY The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Leased Housing and Operations Departments in processing data related to initial certification of applicants for the leased housing and public housing programs. Incumbent will assist in wait list management, scheduling and the...
Location: ,
Posted on 6.4.19
Applications due by 6.21.19
  JOB SUMMARY This is a non-supervisory position in which the incumbent will be responsible for a specific leased housing caseload but not necessarily the same caseload on a yearly basis. The underlying responsibility is to ensure accurate and timely processing of all data related to applicants,...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 6.4.19
Applications due by 6.21.19
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 6.4.19
Applications due by 6.21.19
SUMMARY  The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Housing Manager in either one or several of the Cambridge Housing Authority’s (“Authority” or “CHA) large developments. Specific aspects of this position include managing tenant relations and assisting in the resolution of community...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 6.3.19
Applications due by 6.21.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority is seeking applicants for a Housing Manager I. This is a responsible, hands-on position that supervises the administrative and maintenance functions of a housing portfolio that currently includes elderly and family developments. Responsibilities include developing...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 3.11.19
Applications due by 3.25.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority is seeking motivated candidates for the position of Construction Inspector in our Planning and Development Department. This is an entry level "training" position for a motivated individual with an aptitude for construction. The primary responsibility will be to...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 3.7.19
Applications due by 3.20.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks qualified applicants for the above position within the Planning and Development Department of the Agency. Reporting directly to the Director of Planning and Development, or his/her designee this position is responsible for the evaluation, administration, and...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 3.7.19
Applications due by 3.20.19
Construction This position provides support for all major and minor renovations performed by the Cambridge Housing Authority (“CHA” or “Authority”) through the awarding of contracts to private development and construction firms. Incumbent will be responsible for the administration of the contracts...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 3.7.19
Applications due by 3.20.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks applicants for the position of Relocation Coordinator to plan and execute a series of short and long term moves involving relocating public housing residents from several developments to other dwellings while their housing units are renovated. The Relocation...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 3.7.19
Applications due by 3.20.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks qualified applicants for the above position within the Operations Department of the Cambridge Housing Authority. The incumbent in this position will assist in the performance of unskilled tasks such as cleaning apartments and offices and maintain the Authority...
Location: Cambrdige, Massachusetts
Posted on 2.20.19
Applications due by 3.5.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks qualified applicants for the above position within the Operations Department of the Cambridge Housing Authority. This position is responsible for a wide range of semi-skilled and skilled repair and maintenance activities for CHA buildings and grounds. Duties...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 2.20.19
Applications due by 3.5.19
The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks qualified applicants for the above position within the Operations Department of the Cambridge Housing Authority. This position is responsible for a wide range of semi-skilled and skilled repair and maintenance activities for CHA buildings and grounds. Duties...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 2.20.19
Applications due by 3.5.19
  The Cambridge Housing Authority seeks qualified applicants for the above position within the Operations Department of the Cambridge Housing Authority. This position is responsible for a wide range of semi-skilled and skilled repair and maintenance activities for CHA buildings and grounds. Duties...
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted on 2.20.19
Applications due by 3.5.19

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