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

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...
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...

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