About that security deposit refund…

delayed by virus emergency, money now on the way

TUESDAY, JUNE 30—Earlier this year the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) decided that managing security deposit accounts for thousands of tenants was not worth the trouble. On Jan 22 the CHA Board of Commissioners voted to refund security deposits to tenants of its managed properties. CHA staff planned to get all the refunds out by March 31. But then the coronavirus came along.

CHA Executive Director Michael Johnston says almost all the deposit refunds are now ready for distribution to the agency’s site managers— "they are boxed for each site and we have a master sheet for each site listing each resident that will get a check and the amount." The managers will then be responsible for getting the refunds into the hands of their  tenants. The process should be complete by the end of July.