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 helped more than 2,000 households who were either homeless or on the verge of homelessness transition into a stable home from life in a shelter or on the street.

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