At the Attleboro Housing Authority, we have 52 two-bedroom units and 39 three-bedroom units on our family site, Hillcrest Oaks. There are also 2 one-bedroom and 13 two-bedroom units offsite at our Martin Street facility and 6 three-bedroom units located in three separate duplexes within the city limits. The Attleboro Housing Authority also has a total of 319 one-bedroom elderly and handicap units located at four separate developments.
There are approximately 90,000 units total of state and federally assisted public housing in Massachusetts. Public housing developments are apartments that are built and subsidized by either the state or federal government and are managed by local housing authorities. There are 253 local housing authorities in Massachusetts.
Eligibility: To be eligible to live in state public housing, a household must typically earn no more than 80 percent of the area median income. Income guidelines vary from year to year and region to region. Ask the housing authority you are applying to what the income guidelines are in its region or visit the Housing and Urban Development website. To live in state assisted elderly public housing, you must be at least 60 years old. If you are a person with a disability, you must meet certain criteria to be eligible for state or federal housing for disabled persons.
Rent: The rent a public housing tenant pays is based on household income and whether the costs of utilities (electricity, heat, cooking fuel) are included. Following are the rent calculation amounts for Attleboro Housing Authority residents:
Public Housing Preferences: The following are among the persons given preference for public housing units over other applicants:
For more information regarding Public Housing, please refer to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Regulations.
Attleboro Housing Authority
John Zambarano, Executive Director
Christina Harnois, Deputy Director
Equal Housing Opportunity
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