Provides rent and housing assistance, utility and fuel assistance, and comprehensive information and referral on government programs (federal and Massachusetts). Call for an appointment. Open M-F 9:00 am-4:30 pm (Fri. summer hours 9-2)
110 single-room units available. For more information on qualification criteria, please contact Housing staff at 413-732-3069.
1. 501 Worthington St. - 18 unfurnished apartments full appliance kitchenettes. MA Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) subsidized.
2. 769 Worthington St.- 60 furnished units in a dormitory style setting.
3. 755 Worthington St. - 32 furnished studio apartments. Co-ed and Section 8 subsidized.
Owns and operates 2,397 public housing units at 27 sites throughout the city. Also administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Massachusetts Rental Voucher programs, which provide rental vouchers for nearly 3,000 units of housing in the private market.
Administers 13 programs to help people in need obtain economic stability and gain assets like a home, business or college education. Facilitates access to affordable childcare, education, and scholarships. Other programs include weatherization assistance, eviction prevention. and credit and debt counseling.
Moves clients from housing crisis situations to more secure, permanent housing. Programs include job training and placement, transitional and supportive housing for homeless families, young mothers, and survivors of domestic violence, and homelessness prevention services. Also provides rental assistance and home ownership services.
Voluntary programs for young women ages 13-20 who are pregnant or parenting. Empowers residents to grow personally, pursue an education, and develop parenting and life skills. Residents stay up to two years. Program is a closed referral from either DCF or DTA. For more information on how to get a referral please call 413-732- 3121 ext. 184.
Offer services and resources for people with disabilities including housing assistance. Access to regularly updated lists of accessible apartments throughout Massachusetts and monthly workshops in the basic how-tos of finding the right apartment.