This reference guide, provided by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is for Massachusetts residents seeking information on housing for low and moderate income families and individuals. Most housing in Massachusetts is rented or sold through the private real estate market. However, there are numerous agencies and organizations that provide .
Public Housing Assistance Programs. There are different types of housing available for low-income families, elderly persons, and those with disabilities. Congregate and supportive housing with assisted living services may also be available.
This section breaks down the eligibility information by type of housing. For all programs, you do not need to be a resident of a particular community to be eligible for elderly/disabled public housing in that community. 12 You can apply to as many communities as you want.
Project-based subsidized senior housing is typically age-restricted to households with head of householder age 62 and over, or for younger disabled persons. In Massachusetts, many subsidized senior housing developments are owned by housing authorities, and are either State Public Senior Housing or Federal Public Senior Housing.