The Chelsea Housing Authority’s Federal Family Waiting List is now open, and
Ineudira Barbosa, CHA manager of occupancy and admissions, said applications must be received by Dec. 6, 2023 at 4 p.m.
“This list is for anyone who wants to apply for Federal family public housing,” explained Barbosa. “The list has been closed for the past two years.”
Because of the high demand for public housing, the waiting list often surges to high numbers. The number of people on the waiting list has dwindled, so the waiting list has been opened.
The Chelsea Housing Authority, under the leadership of Executive Director Paul Nowicki, oversees 202 Federal family units for which the waiting list is applicable. The Scrivano Apartments (off of Locke Street) and the Mace Apartments (Clinton Street and Crescent Avenue in Mill Hill) are the sites of the Federal family units (which range in size from one-to-four bedrooms).
Barbosa said that residents from any community are eligible to apply to be on the waiting list. “However, you do get a preference on the waiting list if you are a local resident, meaning you would move ahead of anyone who is not a Chelsea resident,” she added.
There is also a waiting list preference for people who work in Chelsea at least 20 hours a week. Other preferences are given to people who are suffering from domestic violence and to veterans.
Barbosa said the waiting list is used to fill the vacancies in CHA units as soon the units become available.
Residents can apply online through the Chelsea Housing Authority website (www.chelseaha.com), request an application to be mailed to them, or visit the CHA offices and fill out the application in person.