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Framingham Housing Authority

One John J. Brady Drive, Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 879-7562
Website: http://www.framha.org/


Fitchburg Housing Authority

50 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-5222


Public Housing and Section 8

Worcester Housing Authority (WHA)
40 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3000

Fitchburg Housing Authority
50 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-7025

Framingham Housing Authority
One John J. Brady Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 879-7562
Website: http://www.framha.org/

Public Housing:

If you are interested in applying for the public housing programs administered by the Worcester Housing Authority, you must file a written application. The application must be filed at our Admissions Department located at 40 Belmont Street in Worcester.

To determine your eligibility you will need:

  1. Names of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, social security number (if applicable) and relationship to the family head
  2. Your current home address and mailing address/ telephone numbers
  3. Family characteristics or circumstances that might qualify the tenant for selection preferences
  4. Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family’s suitability as a tenant
  5. An estimate of your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of the that income
  6. The names and addresses of employers, banks and any other information the WHA would need to verify your income, assets and any applicable deductions

Section 8:

Application Process:

There are three ways to apply:

  1. You can apply online by making a  login, and then accessing the application. The link to the login is located HERE
  2. You can complete a preliminary application, and then return it to a participating housing authority. The link to the preliminary application is located HERE
  3. You may call the closest housing authority near you and request and application to be emailed to you.

You will receive preference for a WHA Section 8 Voucher if:

  • You live and work in Worcester.
  • You are a veteran, or the family of a veteran who’s death was a service related fatality.
  • Homeless persons, those living in substandard housing and those forced to move out due to no fault of their own also receive priority.

For assistance with housing applications, contact these organizations:

Main South CDC
875 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 752-6181
Services: This organization helps individuals with rental and homeownership opportunities.

Worcester Common Ground
5 Piedmont Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 754-0908
Services: Assistance with housing issues and housing applications.

Worcester Community Housing Resources
11 Pleasant Street, Suite 300, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-0322
Services: Housing opportunities for low income individuals.

RCAP Solutions
90 Madison Street, Suite 303, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 792-5230
Services: Assistance with applications, homelessness prevention.

If you are having problems with housing discrimination, contact the Fair Housing Project at Community Legal Aid by calling (508) 799-8589 or visit their offices at 405 Main Street, Worcester 01608.


Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA)

6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone:(508) 752-5519
Fax: (508) 752-5009
Website: http://www.cmhaonline.org/index.php

Services: counseling on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, eviction procedures, code violations, and security deposit law.

Hours: 9-5, Monday-Friday


Interfaith Hospitality Network

91 June Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: (508) 755-2212
Fax: (508) 798-8286
Emailjalley@ihnworcester.org

Hours: 8:30-6, Monday-Friday

Services: Program staff counsels families to help them identify their needs and develop a comprehensive service plan.  The families receive case management, advocacy, assistance in securing housing, employment and other vital services such as obtaining a doctor or health insurance, enrolling in school, day care or counseling. They attend weekly classes on budgeting, parenting and developing employment skills, and they are taught to advocate for themselves and their children. Program guests are required to seek employment (unless receiving disability) or enroll into school, develop a budget, save money, payoff past due bills and work on the goals of their service plan.  Our goal is to provide the guests with the knowledge and skills that they will need to maintain their families in their new homes. Our volunteers provide meals, supplies and grocery gift cards as well as companionship, moral support and encouragement. Volunteers also work in the evening and overnight staffing.


Main South Community Development Corporation (CDC)

875 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

Phone Number: (508) 752-6181

Fax Number: (508) 797-4514

Services: The Main South CDC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1986. It evolved as a result of neighborhood residents’ concerns about the evident decline in the neighborhood and the increasing shortage of affordable housing.

The Mission of the Main South CDC is to improve the quality of life for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors by working together on projects and issues that will maintain and/or create safe affordable housing for low-to-moderate income individuals, support economic opportunities for businesses and residents of Main South, enhance the physical image of the area, and instill a sense of neighborhood pride and commitment.

Goals:

  • Maintain and develop safe, decent and affordable housing with the intention of expanding rental and home ownership opportunities for current and future low-to-moderate income residents of the target area.
  •  Maintain and enhance the physical image of the neighborhood.
  • Instill neighborhood pride and develop a social cohesiveness.
  •  Strive to seek representation from all segments of the Main South Community and increase awareness of the Main South CDC among residents, business people and organizations within and outside the target area.
  •  Operate the Corporation as a financially responsible and democratic organization.

RCAP Solutions

90 Madison Street
Suite 303
Worcester, MA 01608
Toll-free: (508) 792-5230

 Section 8 Housing

Services:
Aimed to help families gain access to affordable housing and prevent homelessness. You must complete a Section 8 Pre-Application in order to receive a RCAP Solutions section 8 voucher. Call the toll-free number to obtain a pre-application and more information about the application process.

 

 

 


Worcester Community Housing Resources

11 Pleasant Street
Suite 300
Worcester 01609
Telephone: (508) 799-0322

Public Housing

Contact:
Jini Henderson (Property Manager)
(508) 799-0322 ext. 104
jhenderson@wchr.org

Services: 

This program creates and preserves housing opportunities for low income individuals and have assisted living apartments as well. To learn more about program and services, contact Jini Hernderson or access the Worcester Community Housing Resources website located below.

http://www.wchr.org/Property_Management.html

Additional housing information:

If you are having problems with housing discrimination because you are being discriminated against, contact the Fair Housing Project at Community Legal Aid by calling (508) 799-8589 or visit their offices at 405 Main Street, Worcester 01608.

How to apply:
You may apply online by accessing the online application. The link is located below. This link will provide you with the general application, the emergency application, additional documents and general information.

http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/public-housing-applications-and-documentation.html

 


Worcester Common Ground

5 Piedmont Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Public Housing

Office Hours: 

Services:
For over twenty years this organization has been helping people with issues of housing in Worcester. Log onto their website to get access to additional forms with information and housing applications.

http://www.wcgcdc.org/index.php/who-we-are/about-wcg

 

 


Worcester Housing Authority

32 Great Brook Valley Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3000

GED/ESL Classes

Contact:
Ruben Lopez
(508) 635-3306

Services:
WHA offers GED and ESL courses for WHA Residents only.  The program is free of charge as long as the person currently resides in a WHA apartment.

ESL classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

GED classes are offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Registration information:
Ongoing registration, free of charge.  Placement test is required for the GED classes.  Registration takes place between September through mid-June. They operate on the public schools schedule.

Section 8 Housing

You will receive preference for a WHA Section 8 Voucher, if you live and work in Worcester.  Priority also goes to veterans and families of the veterans if the death was caused by a service related fatality.   Homeless persons, those living in substandard housing and those forced to move out due to no fault of their own also receive priority.

 

The first step of the process for obtaining a voucher is to fill out the Centralized Waiting List Pre-Application, which can be found online here or at the WHA.

Application Steps:

There are three ways to apply.

  1. You can apply online by making a  login, and then accessing the application. The link to the login is located below:

https://secure.massnahro.org/Section8LHA_Internet/WebPages/Registration/Registration.aspx

  1. You may do a preliminary application. Link to preliminary application is found below:

http://massnahro.org/S8_Page2.php

  1. You may call the closest housing authority near you and request and application to be emailed to you.

Only one application per family. The application must be complete and signed/dated.

Information needed in application and after application:

-Name of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, social security number, and relationship to the family head.

-Family characteristics or circumstances that might qualify the family for tenant selection preferences

– Current home address and mail address

– An estimate of family income for next twelve months

-Names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information that will help verify income.

-Need documentation that verifies the information given on application such as birth certificates, tax returns.

 

 


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