Leased Housing
In addition to providing conventional public housing, the Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) also provides affordable housing through the administration of the federal funded Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV formerly the Section 8 program) and the state funded Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP).

These rental subsidy programs connect income eligible individuals and families with affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing with private landlords in the community. Qualified housing clients and landlords enter into a normal tenancy and lease agreements. The tenant and landlord agree to abide by the terms of the respective housing program contract.

The GHA administers approximately 560 rental assistance vouchers that allows qualified individuals and families to rent in the private market and apply a subsidy to their rent. With these subsidy programs tenants are able to pay approximately 30-40% of their household income toward rent with GHA paying the remainder.


INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Household Size

1 Person $31,050 5 Person $47,900
2 Person $35,500 6 Person $51,450
3 Person $39,950 7 Person $55,000
4 Person $44,350 8 Person $58,550

For additional HCV program information click here >



Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Household Size

1 Person $49,700 5 Person $76,650
2 Person $56,800 6 Person $82,350
3 Person $63,900 7 Person $88,000
4 Person $70,950 8 Person $93,700

For additional MRVP program information click here >


HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

Payment Standard

The Greenfield Housing Authority establishes Payment Standards by the number of bedrooms. The Payment Standard for the family must be the lower of:
(a) Payment Standard for the family's voucher size; or
(b) Payment Standard for the unit size (# of bedrooms) rented by the family.

EFFECTIVE 12/01/2019
Bedroom Size
GHA Payment Standard
0
$875
1
$915
2
$1150
3
$1500
4
$1620
5
$1860

When moving to a new unit the family's share of the monthly rent and utilities cannot exceed 40% of the household's adjusted gross monthly income.
For pdf version click here >



ALLOWANCES FOR TENANT-FURNISHED UTILITIES AND OTHER SERVICES

EFFECTIVE 01/01/2020 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

SINGLE FAMILY

Monthly Dollar Allowance
Utility or Service
EFF
1 BR
2 BR
3 BR
4 BR
5 BR
6 BR
Heating:
a. Natural Gas
59
75
98
118
141
162
b. Bottle Gas
133
178
245
300
367
427
  c. Oil/Electric
117/41
156/55
215/76
263/93
322/115
375/209
  d. Electric-Heat Pump
27
36
49
61
75
136
Cooking:
a. Natural Gas
6
7
8
10
12
14
b. Bottle Gas
14
15
19
23
27
31
  c. Electric
4
6
8
10
13
18
  d. Coal/Other
Other Electric
 
27
31
44
50
54
60
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
a. Natural Gas
13
17
20
24
28
32
b. Bottle Gas
31
36
50
62
73
83
  c. Oil/Electric
25/23
35/32
45/39
56/47
71/55
81/63
  d. Coal/Other
Water
 
5
11
22
32
43
54
Sewer
 
9
18
35
53
71
88
Trash Collection
 
4
8
12
16
20
24
Range/Microwave
 
2
2
2
3
3
3
Refrigerator
 
3
3
3
4
4
4
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
12
12
12
12
12
12

DUPLEX

Monthly Dollar Allowance
Utility or Service
EFF
1 BR
2 BR
3 BR
4 BR
5 BR
6 BR
Heating:
a. Natural Gas
52
65
85
102
122
140
b. Bottle Gas
113
151
208
255
312
363
  c. Oil/Electric
99/61
133/96
182/132
224/162
273/198
318/209
  d. Electric-Heat Pump
47
62
86
105
129
136
Cooking:
a. Natural Gas
6
7
8
10
12
14
b. Bottle Gas
14
15
19
23
27
31
  c. Electric
4
6
8
10
13
18
  d. Coal/Other
Other Electric
 
27
31
44
50
54
60
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
a. Natural Gas
13
17
20
24
28
32
b. Bottle Gas
31
36
50
62
73
83
  c. Oil/Electric
25/23
35/32
45/39
56/47
71/55
81/63
  d. Coal/Other
Water
 
5
11
22
32
43
54
Sewer
 
9
18
35
53
71
88
Trash Collection
 
4
8
12
16
20
24
Range/Microwave
 
2
2
2
3
3
3
Refrigerator
 
3
3
3
4
4
4
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
12
12
12
12
12
12

MULTI-FAMILY: 5 OR MORE UNITS

Monthly Dollar Allowance
Utility or Service
EFF
1 BR
2 BR
3 BR
4 BR
5 BR
6 BR
Heating:
a. Natural Gas
42
53
68
80
95
108
b. Bottle Gas
83
111
152
185
226
263
  c. Oil/Electric
75/39
101/52
138/71
169/87
206/107
239/132
  d. Electric-Heat Pump
25
34
46
57
70
86
Cooking:
a. Natural Gas
6
7
8
10
12
14
b. Bottle Gas
14
15
19
23
27
31
  c. Electric
4
6
8
10
13
18
  d. Coal/Other
Other Electric
 
27
31
44
50
54
60
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
a. Natural Gas
13
17
20
24
28
32
b. Bottle Gas
31
36
50
62
73
83
  c. Oil/Electric
25/23
35/32
45/39
56/47
71/55
81/63
  d. Coal/Other
Water
 
5
11
22
32
43
54
Sewer
 
9
18
35
53
71
88
Trash Collection
 
4
8
12
16
20
24
Range/Microwave
 
2
2
2
3
3
3
Refrigerator
 
3
3
3
4
4
4
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
12
12
12
12
12
12

For pdf worksheet click here >



Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)
FSS is a program designed to assist Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders to become self sufficient. FSS is a voluntary employment and savings incentive program designed to assist families in becoming self supporting, therefore, eliminating the need for public assistance. It is usually a five year program, although some achieve their goals in less time.

It is most beneficial for those that wish to further their employment opportunities. As your income increases, your FSS escrow account grows.

If you are interested in joining the FSS program, you will be asked to come in to give us an opportunity to explain the program in greater detail. When you are ready to join, we will fill out an assessment application, an FSS contract and together, we will establish interim and final goals that are measurable and attainable.

Your FSS coordinator will provide direction for you by coordinating resources you need to attain your goals. We will notify you of upcoming workshops that you may find of interest and evaluate your individual service plan on an ongoing basis to ensure your needs are being met.
For more information about the FSS Program >

Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
SRO housing contains units for occupancy by one person.



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