Cambridge Housing Authority Praised in “Best of Cambridge 2018”

Date Published: 
January 10th, 2019
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-income residents in the process, let’s stop to appreciate the ingenuity, savvy and flexibility” shown by CHA.
Levy also celebrates CHA’s creative deal-making with the City of Cambridge last year that secured funds for CHA’s Mills River Redevelopment Project while also providing for the extension of the City’s multi-use Grand Junction Greenway, adding that the housing authority deserves credit for “the ways it’s found to maintain aging housing stock even as federal and state funding disappears.”
CHA houses more than 5,500 low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and seniors, and, as Levy says, shows “cleverness, persistence and a deep knowledge of how to make big government work” in its tireless mission to improve the lives of its residents.
Congratulations to CHA on this glowing local recognition! We look forward to seeing how CHA continues to innovatively preserve and protect its public housing stock and serve its residents in 2019.
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