Housing Assistance

Having safe and affordable housing is one of the most important things in a person’s or family’s life. 

If you are a Cambridge resident and live in a CHA property or have a CHA Section 8 and are facing job loss or a reduction in hours due to Covid 19 – you may be eligible for an interim rent-recalculation.  Follow this link to CHA website and follow directions at the top of the screen.


This service is available to Cambridge residents only.


11 Inman Street, Cambridge MA 02139


CEOC Receptionist: 617-868-2900


CEOC can help you with many housing services, including:

    • Reasonable Accommodation Requests
    • Applications for all affordable subsidized housing
    • Cambridge Housing Authority Grievance & Conference Panels
    • Eviction prevention
    • Homeless shelter referral
    • Resolving issues with another tenant
    • Resolving issues with property manager or landlord
    • Hoarding or housekeeping issues
    • Legal services referral
    • Rent arrearages
    • Rent Re-certification
    • Sanitary Code Violations reporting
    • Section 8 applications
    • Tenant’s Rights Education and Advocacy
    • Transfer requests
    • Utility assistance
    • Housing search
    • Mediation assistance
    • Court attendance

Complete our form below for questions about Housing Assistance:


Starting August 18, 2020, the CEOC pantry will serve people on Tuesdays from 12 pm – 2 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am – 1pm.

The pantry will be held outside for the safety of all.

We ask that you please wear a face covering and that you maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others.  Because our building is closed to the public, we regret that we do not have restrooms available for public use.

Empezando el 18 de agosto, nuestra despensa de comida estará abierta los martes 12 pm – 2 pm y los jueves 11 am – 1 pm.

Para el salúd de todos, si visita la despensa, se requiere una cubierta facial y que mantenga una distancia de seis pies entre usted y cualquier otra persona. Porque nuestro edificio está cerrada al público, desafortunadamente no podemos ofrecerles el uso del baño.

Aunque nuestro edificio está cerrado al público, estamos trabajando. Estamos pendiente del teléfono y del correo electrónico y estamos para servirles.

CEOC’s building is closed to the public but we are working to serve you!  You can reach us by telephone, email, and by using our contact form.

-last updated August 13, 2020 at 8pm