CHA releases annual plan

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 2012—The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) has posted its Moving To Work Annual Plan for Fiscal year 2013 online. The CHA Board of Commissioners approved the document Monday night. Why is the annual plan called Moving To Work? Because CHA operates under the Federal government's permissive "Moving To Work" guidelines.

CHA hosts annual plan hearing

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 2011— Last night CHA officials presented the agency's plans for the coming fiscal year to an audience most of whom were voucher and public housing tenants. The public hearing is required under federal regulations. This year’s hearing took place in the context of the most severe budget cuts in the 75 year history of the program. Members if the public now have until January 9 to submit written comments on the plan to the CHA.

The ACT office has moved

MONDAY, MARCH 5 2012— The Alliance of Cambridge Tenants has moved its office from Manning Apartments to Jackson Gardens.

Sharp elbows in the soup line

DECEMBER, 2011—The dark winter of austerity and depression deepens across the land. Agencies compete bitterly among themselves for contracts and supplement their budgets at the expense of low-income residents. It's happening everywhere. But here we will focus on the Cambridge Housing Authority.