A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

Amherst Housing Authority

33 Kellogg Avenue, Suite 81, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 256-0206
Website: amhersthousingauthority.org
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Funded by the State 705 Family Housing program, these twenty-two 2- or 3-bedroom apartments (including one wheelchair accessible unit) are located in duplexes on five sites in the Town of Amherst. Each unit has laundry hook-ups and a storage shed. Tenants are responsible for utilities, snow removal and lawn mowing.
Rent for these programs is figured annually on each tenant’s or family’s income after allowable deductions: 27–30% of monthly income for family programs with tenant- paid utilities.
The Amherst Housing Authority administers the federally funded Section
8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Participants in this program rent private apartments in the community and receive financial assistance from the Voucher Program to pay a portion of the rent. They may have to pay for some utilities. Citizenship status applies.
Applications and information about eligibility guidelines and waiting lists may be obtained from the Amherst Housing Authority at 33 Kellogg Avenue, Amherst, MA, or by calling (413) 256-0206 x309. Please specify which program you are interested in, as applications differ for each. If you are disabled and need some assistance in completing applications for housing, or need some other accommodations in the application process, please tell us.
Rent is calculated at 30-40% of monthly income for the Section 8 Voucher Program.
Annual income is the sum of all income including wages, Social Security, pensions, interest and dividend payments, etc. Deductions such as medical and childcare expenses may be allowed.

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