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Housing

search.housingnavigatorma.org
Find Affordable home rentals in Massachusetts

publichousingapplication.ocd.state.ma.us
Using this site, you will be able to apply for state-aided public housing and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP), and you will also be able to find any existing applications you may have. Moving forward, as your address changes or other information on your application changes, you will only need to update information at this site. All of your changes will be recorded at the housing authorities where you have applied.

www.chapa.org/
Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (MA based)

www.chapa.org/sites/default/files/sdfasdfdsaf_2.pdf

www.mwlegal.org/work/housing

The Housing Unit assists low-income families and individuals with affordable housing matters. Tenants who live in low-income housing and those with housing subsidies are given priority. This type of housing is difficult to obtain and its loss often results in homelessness.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

protects people with disabilities from discrimination when renting, buying or financing housing.

www.massaccesshousingregistry.org

Free registry highlights homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.

www.masshousing.com
MassHousing is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. The website has lists of the properties financed and/or overseen by MassHousing

www.mass.gov/service-details/local-housing-authority-contact-listing
list of all towns in MA.

www.smoc.org/services-alphabetical-listing.php

low-income housing.

massoptions.org/massoptions/long-term-supports-and-services/supports-through-state-agencies/housing

www.mahomeless.org

www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/massachusetts.html
Homeless Shelter Directory

www.mass.gov/info-details/tenancy-preservation-program
Homelessness prevention program, TPP works with tenants, property owner and the Housing Court.

www.sec.state.ma.us/rod/rodhom/homidx.htm

nationalfairhousing.org
Goals: to end housing discrimination and to promote diverse, inclusive communities

www.masshousinginfo.org/

https://disabilityinfo.org/fact-sheet-library/housing/

autismhousingpathways.org
Supportive Housing for Adult Children with Disabilities

specializedhousing.org
Uses a condominium model to create housing for individuals who can function somewhat independently and whose behaviors can be managed with the level of staffing agreed upon by the family.

Section 8

section8listmass.org/
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher – Centralized Waiting List

www.tacinc.org/resources/section-8-made-simple

Using The Housing Choice Voucher Program To Assist People With Disabilities

18section8.org

How to Apply for Section 8 when turning 18 (MA)

Assistance

www.mass.gov/service-details/rental-assistance-applications-documentation

www.mass.gov/service-details/learn-about-residential-assistance-for-families-in-transition-raft
Homelessness prevention program providing short term assistance to low income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Framingham

www.framinghamma.gov/418/Community-Development
and more from Community Development Block Grant

Home Modifications

www.mass.gov/home-modification-loan-program-hmlp

provides 0% and 3% loans up to $30,000 to homeowners seeking to make modifications to their homes.

www.massmatch.org/fund_at/MRC_Adaptive_Hsing_FAQs.php

provides housing evaluations, architectural services, housing modifications, and equipment installation to individuals with disabilities to enable them to achieve an employment outcome by removing barriers to living in their current home.

Universal Design

www.visitability.org/

Visitability is a growing trend nationwide. The term refers to single-family or owner-occupied housing designed in such a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers.

humancentereddesign.org

governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities. The IHCD is based in Boston.

idea.ap.buffalo.edu

at SUNY Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning studies and recommends ways to make environments and products more usable, safer and healthier for the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design.