Cambridge Housing Authority
700 Weaver Avenue
Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD


Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

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The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior disabled individuals.

The CHA offers two apartment communities with 190 units ranging in size from one-to-five bedrooms for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link for the online application.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number, please print or write down the number for future reference.

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More information can be found by visiting the CHA website at, or by calling 410-228-6856 during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Cambridge Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 189 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Cambridge Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Cambridge Housing Authority is among the 22% of Maryland housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Cambridge Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 65. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Calvin W Mowbray Park has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Cambridge Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 2/16/11 Plan
2010 6/2/10 Plan
2009 3/24/09 Plan
2008 5/8/08 Plan
2007 12/20/06 Plan
2006 12/14/05 Plan
2005 1/21/05 Plan
2004 12/9/03 Plan
2003 1/24/02 Plan
2002 1/24/02 Plan
2001 1/26/01 Plan
2000 4/28/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Cambridge from ApartmentSmart

New Horizons
1 - 1 BR


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