How CHAF Works

kendrickbillycostaFounded by the Cambridge Community of Realtors in 1999 as a response to the city’s growing numbers of homeless and the desire to maintain diversity in Cambridge, CHAF has grown from a fledgling group of concerned citizens into a citywide coalition including the Cambridge banking community, universities, Realtors, city officials, individuals and other businesses committed to ending and preventing homelessness.

By supplementing rental startup costs, the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund has assisted more than 1,900 households transition into a stable home from life in a shelter, on the street, or on the verge of homeless.

Frequently Asked Questions
Distributing the Funds
What One Gift Can Do
Affordable Housing in Massachusetts: Did You Know?
Success Stories