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 12 programs to help low income families 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.
Provides emergency financial assistance, emergency housing, transitional housing for domestic violence situations, help for pregnant or young parents, rental assistance and employment support services. Also provides home ownership services, foreclosure counseling and home financing assistance.
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.