Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide safe, sanitary and affordable rental housing for eligible families, elderly, and persons with disabilities. The Chelsea Housing Authority is made up of 8 developments with 914 units, 5 State sites (560 units) and 3 Federal sites (354 units). The State is regulated by Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Federal sites are regulated by Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Under the State we have 3 family developments and 2 elderly disabled and under the Federal we have 2 family developments and 1 elderly/disabled. Below is a description of each development.

Properties

Fitzpatrick Apartments

Fitzpatrick Apartments (State Family 200-1) - Also known as "The Woodies," consists of 70 townhouse apartments, which include 42 two-bedroom and 28 three-bedroom units in twelve two-story structures developed in 1948.


Year Built:1949
Street Addresses: Burma, Normandy, Saipan Roads, Exeter Street & Revere Beach Pkwy
Development Number: 200-1
Number of Buildings: 12
Number of Units: 70
Number of Stories: 2

The Fitzpatrick Apartments, 200-1 is a two-story, townhouse style, wood frame state­ aided family development with 42 two-bedroom apartments and 28 three-bedroom apartments totaling 70 units.

The complex was built in 1949 as housing for returning veterans.

Prattville Apartments

Prattville Apartments (State Family 200-2) - The "Brickies" as they're called are made up of 128 apartments. 77 are two-bedroom and 51 are three-bedroom apartments. The two, three-story structures located along Burma Road, Exeter Street and Guam Road were developed in 1951.


Year Built: 1950
Street Address: Burma and Guam Roads, and Exeter Street
Development Number: 200-2
Number of Buildings: 2
Number of Units: 128
Number of Stories: 3

The Prattville Apartments, 200-2, is a three-story, masonry construction state-aided family development with 77 two-bedroom apartments and 51 three-bedroom apartments, totaling 128 units.

The complex was built in 1950 as housing for returning veterans.

Innes Apartments

Innes Apartments (State Family 200-3) - Along Central Ave, Watts and Willow Streets consist of 42 two-bedroom, 48 three-bedroom and 6 four-bedroom units built in 1951.


Year Built:1950
Street Address: Central Avenue and Watts and Willow Street
Development Number: 200-3
Number of Buildings: 8
Number of Units: 96
Number of Stories: 3

The Innes Apartments, 200-3, is a three-story, masonry construction state-aided family development with 42 two-bedroom apartments, 48 three-bedroom apartments, and 6 four-bedroom apartments, totaling 96 units.

The complex was built in 1950 as housing for returning veterans.

Union Park Apartments

Union Park Apartments (State Elderly/Disabled 667-1) - Seven, two-story structures with a total of 56 one-bedroom apartments first occupied in 1969. These units are located at Sixth, Walnut, Orange and Spruce Streets.


Year Built:1950
Street Address: Orange, Spruce, Sixth and Walnut Streets
Development Number 667-1
Number of Buildings: 7
Number of Units: 56
Number of Stories: 2

The Union Park Apartments, 667-1, is a two-story, wood frame construction state-aided elderly/disabled development with 56 one-bedroom apartments, and a separate building for the community room.

The complex was built in 1950 as housing for the elderly.

Buckley Apartments

Buckley Apartments (State Elderly/Disabled 667-2) - Located at 14 Bloomingdale Street has 210 one-bedroom apartments first occupied in 1972. The building is an eight-story brick structure with three elevators serving elderly and/or disabled residents. One apartment has been set aside for an on-site clinic and office.


Year Built:1972
Street Address: 14 Bloomingdale Street
Development Number 667-2
Number of Buildings: 1
Number of Units: 210
Number of Stories: 8

The Buckley Apartments, 667-2, is an eight-story, brick masonry construction high-rise state-aided elderly/disabled development with two elevators, a large community room and 210 units; all one-bedroom apartments.

The complex was built in 1972 as housing for the elderly.

Scrivano Apartments

Scrivano Apartments (Federal Family 16-1) - These four three-story brick structured buildings, were first occupied in 1952. Scrivano has 9 one-bedroom, 52 two-bedroom and 45 three-bedroom apartments with a total of 106 units.


Year Built:1952
Street Address: Webster and Parkway Courts
Development Number 16-1
Number of Buildings: 4
Number of Units: 108
Number of Stories: 3

The Scrivano Apartments, 16-1, is a three-story, masonry construction federally-aided family development with 9 one-bedroom apartments, 52 two-bedroom apartments and 45 three-bedroom apartments, totaling 105 units.

The complex was built in 1952 as housing for returning veterans.

The Scrivano Development houses the main offices of the Authority. Also at Scrivano, a playground with water features and two play areas serves the residents.

Mace Apartments

Mace Apartments (Federal Family 16-2) - Contains 96 dwelling units built in 1953. It has 23 one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom, 25 three-bedroom and 15 four-bedroom units on Mill Court and Crescent Avenue.


Year Built: 1952
Street Address: Clinton Court, Mill Court and Crescent Avenue
Development Number: 16-2
Number of Buildings: 4
Number of Units: 96
Number of Stories: 3

The Mace Apartments, 16-2, is a three-story, masonry construction federally-aided family development with 23 one-bedroom apartments, 33 two-bedroom apartments, 25 three-bedroom apartments, and 15 four-bedroom apartments totaling 95 units.

The complex was built in 1952 as housing for returning veterans.

A playground with water features and two play areas serves the residents at Mace.

Margolis Apartments

Margolis Apartments (Federal Elderly/Disabled 16-4) - A 152- unit thirteen-story brick structure with two elevators serving its elderly and/or disabled residents.


Year Built:1976
Street Address: 260 Clark Avenue
Development Number: 16-4
Number of Buildings: 1
Number of Units: 152
Number of Stories: 13

The Margolis Apartments, 16-4, is a thirteen-story, brick masonry construction high-rise federally-aided elderly/disabled development with two elevators, a large community room, 143 one-bedroom apartments, & 8 two-bedroom apartments, totaling 151 units.

The high-rise was built in 1976 as housing for the elderly.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is an amazing program offered to Federal Public Housing and Section 8 residents who strive to become more self-sufficient and independent. This program works with support agencies throughout Massachusetts to help families develop strengths, skills, and experiences necessary to achieve economic independence.

This program has helped our participants with:
  • Stable employment
  • Job coaching
  • GED training/obtainment
  • A higher education
  • Financial stability
  • Homeownership

Overall, the FSS program is a team effort involving your family, the FSS Coordinator, and the various service agencies that will assist you on your journey towards a more self-sufficient and fulfilling life. This program does NOT affect your standing in Federal Public Housing or Section 8.

Please click the links below for more information or to fill out an application.

For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Carmen Torres
FSS Coordinator
Telephone: (617) 409-5323
Email: ctorres@chelseaha.com

Resident Officer Program

To enhance security at Chelsea Housing Authority developments the CHA Board of Directors adopted the Officer in Residence Program in 2010. Nationally recognized as a best practice this program has been very successful in increasing safety onsite and bettering relations between the Chelsea Police Department and our residents.

Under the policy adopted by the CHA Board of Directors, the resident officers are required to have a crime watch meeting once a month, meet regularly with the site manager and report monthly to CHA Senior Staff regarding ongoing crime watch activities, crime statistics in the development and strategies to resolve any problems that are affecting the quality of life for the residents.

For Non Emergency tips:

Resident Officer Non-Emergency Tip-Line

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