There’s truly no place like home. That’s why the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) supports low-income families, people living with special needs, or others in need of financial assistance with affordable housing options in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Public Housing Programs
- Families seeking affordable housing can apply for Family Low-Income Housing and select a community in which they are interested in living. Tenants pay 30% of their income for rent if utilities are included, or 25% if they are not included.
- Elderly and Handicapped Low-Income Housing is available for those who meet net income and age requirements.
- Those requiring housing with specialized services for persons with mental illness, intellectual and development disabilities, or physical disabilities can find affordable housing through Special Needs Housing. Living arrangements are managed by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) or the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
Massachusetts Rental Assistance Programs
- Section 8 Plans are voucher programs for those struggling to pay rent. Specific plans within the Housing Choice Voucher Program cater to different applicant types.
- Qualifying tenants can receive rental subsidies through the Massachusetts Rental Vouchers Program.
- Homeless individuals and families with disabilities can find rental and support services through the McKinney Shelter Plus Care Program.
- People with disabilities who are not elderly can apply to the Alternative Housing Voucher Program and pay 25% or 30% of their net income toward rent.
Massachusetts Home Stabilization Programs
- HomeBASE is a flexible financial resource for Emergency Assistance-eligible families currently in a shelter, facing homelessness, or in other need of a more secure housing situation.
- Homeless individuals and families with long-term need for ongoing support services due to mental illness, intellectual and development disability, physical illness or disability, or another a disabling condition may also apply for Continuum of Care Programs.
Before applying for housing assistance, explore additional details about eligibility and qualification requirements. The Commonwealth is here to lend a hand, so contact the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) today.
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