Other Housing Providers

There are many other affordable housing providers in Cambridge. Each of these providers has a separate and specific application process. Please contact the individual housing providers for more information on the housing they offer.

Cambridge Housing Authority

The Cambridge Housing Authority owns and manages public housing in Cambridge. They also provide Section 8 rental vouchers.

Cambridge Housing Authority
362 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: 617/864-3020
Fax: 617/868-5372

Non-Profit Affordable Housing

Cascap, Inc.

Cascap develops, owns and manages affordable housing in Cambridge.

Cascap, Inc.
231 Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
Ph: 617/492-5559
Fax: 617/492-6928

Homeowner's Rehab, Inc.

Homeowner's Rehab, Inc. (HRI), develops affordable housing in Cambridge. They also provide a range of programs for residents including the Home Improvement Program (HIP) and Multi-Family Rehab Loan Program.

Homeowner's Rehab, Inc.
280 Franklin Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: 617/868-4858
Fax: 617/868-1022

To apply for rental housing owned by HRI, please contact Winn Residential.

Winn Residential
Cambridge Community Housing Inc.
Ph: 617/491-5466
Fax: 617/497-9410
Email: CCHI@winnco.com

Just A Start Corporation

Just A Start Corporation (JAS) develops affordable housing in Cambridge. They also offer a wide variety of programs and services, including job training, Mediation for Results, and the Home Improvement Program (HIP).

Just A Start Corporation
1035 Cambridge Street
Suite 12
Cambridge, MA 02141
Ph: 617/494-0444
Fax: 617/494-8384

To apply for rental housing owned by JAS, please contact Maloney Properties.

Maloney Properties, Inc.
243 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02141
Ph: 617/661-7190
Fax: 617/492-5414

Other Housing Providers

Heading Home, Inc.

Heading Home provides permanent, transitional, and emergency shelter housing services for homeless individuals and families.

Heading Home, Inc.
99 Bishop Allen Drive
P.O. Box 390516
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: 617/864-8140
Fax: 617/864-2541

YMCA/Central House

Central House in Cambridge, formerly the YMCA, provides 128 single-room occupancy units for men. Central House is owned by Caritas Communities.

Caritas Communities
25 Braintree Hill Road #206
Braintree, MA 02184
Ph: 781/843-1242

To apply for housing please contact the Central House

Central House
820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: 617/876-4626
Toni LaRosa, Property Manager
Apply online at https://caritascommunities.org/our-properties/apply/


The YWCA provides 103 single-room occupancy units for women.

YWCA of Cambridge
7 Temple Place
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: 617/491-6050
Executive Director, Eva Martin Blyth
Family Shelter

To apply for housing at the YWCA, please contact S-C Management.

S-C Management
7 Temple Place
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ph: 617/491-6055
Fax: 617/661-0672
Delicia Charles, Property Manager
Email: dcharles@wingatecompanies.com

Privately owned affordable housing

The privately owned rental housing listed below includes apartments set aside for low and moderate-income families and individuals. Most of this housing is currently occupied. To apply for these affordable housing units, call the property management company to request an application form and or to join the waiting list. 

929 House

Equity Residential
929 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Briston Arms

Owned by:  Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
40 Court Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02108
Ph: 617/261-9898

To apply for housing contact:

Briston Arms
247 Garden St, Suite 5
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ph: 617//868-2400
Fax: 617/876-8626

Karla Bodden, Property Manager
Email: kbodden@poahcommunities.com

Cambridge Court Elderly Housing

Alcourt Management Corporation
411 Franklin Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Gloria Hasche, Property Manager

Church Corner

Equity Residential
10 Magazine Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Nicole Fitzgerald, Property Manager
Email: Nfitzgerald@eqr.com

Fresh Pond Apartments

Federal Management Company
360-364 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617/492-6650 ext. 3
Caroline Fortin, Property Manager

Kennedy Biscuit Lofts/University Park

Forest City Residential Management
91 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Charmaine Charles Affordable Housing Coordinator
Email: Charmainecharles@forestcity.net

Walden Square Apartments

Winn Management
21 Walden Square Road
Cambridge, MA 02140
Lily Cheng, Property Manager