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 $34,900 5 Person $53,800
2 Person $39,850 6 Person $57,800
3 Person $44,850 7 Person $61,800
4 Person $49,800 8 Person $65,750

For additional HCV program information click here >


HCV Tenant Related Forms
Certification and Consent to Verification Form >
Request for Tenancy Approval Form >
Declaration of Citizrnship Status Form >



Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Household Size
Effective 06/01/2023
1 Person $55,800 5 Person $86,100
2 Person $63,800 6 Person $92,500
3 Person $71,750    
4 Person $79,700    

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 rented by the family.


EFFECTIVE 12/01/2023
Bedroom Size
GHA Payment Standard
0
$1,084
1
$1,217
2
$1,599
3
$1,942
4
$2,257

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 12/01/2023 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:
Natural Gas
76
98
130
157
189
218
Bottle Gas
162
217
299
367
448
522
  Electric
86
115
159
195
240
306
  Electric-Heat Pump
56
75
103
127
156
199
  Fuel Oil
137
184
253
310
379
441
   
Cooking:
Natural Gas
7
9
10
12
15
17
Bottle Gas
17
18
23
28
33
38
  Electric
5
7
10
12
16
22
  Other
Other Electric
 
37
42
58
65
70
77
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
Natural Gas
16
21
25
29
34
39
Bottle Gas
38
44
61
75
90
101
  Electric
29
38
47
57
66
76
  Fuel Oil
30
42
54
65
83
95
Water
 
6
13
26
38
51
64
Sewer
 

11

21
43
64
85
107
Trash Collection
 
6
12
18
24
30
36
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
11
11
11
11
11
11
Range/Microwave
 
2
2
2
3
3
3
Refrigerator
 
3
3
3
4
4
4

2/3/4 FAMILY

Monthly Dollar Allowance
Utility or Service
EFF
1 BR
2 BR
3 BR
4 BR
5 BR
6 BR
Heating:
Natural Gas
66
85
112
135
162
187
Bottle Gas
138
185
254
312
381
443
  Electric
50
67
92
113
139
170
  Electric-Heat Pump
32
43
60
73
90
111
  Fuel Oil
117
156
215
264
322
375
   
Cooking:
Natural Gas
7
9
10
12
15
17
Bottle Gas
17
18
23
28
33
38
  Electric
5
7
10
12
16
22
  Other
Other Electric
 
37
42
58
65
70
77
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
Natural Gas
16
21
25
29
34
39
Bottle Gas
38
44
61
75
90
101
  Electric
29
38
47
57
66
76
  Fuel Oil
30
42
54
65
83
95
Water
 
6
13
26
38
51
64
Sewer
 
11
21
43
64
85
107
Trash Collection
 
6
12
18
24
30
36
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
11
11
11
11
11
11
Range/Microwave
 
2
2
2
3
3
3
Refrigerator
 
3
3
3
4
4
4

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:
Natural Gas
50
63
82
97
116
133
Bottle Gas
93
125
171
208
255
296
  Electric
43
58
80
98
121
149
  Electric-Heat Pump
28
38
52
64
79
97
  Fuel Oil
81
109
150
183
223
259
   
Cooking:
Natural Gas
7
9
10
12
15
17
Bottle Gas
17
18
23
28
33
38
  Electric
5
7
10
12
16
22
  Other
Other Electric
 
37
42
58
65
70
77
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
Natural Gas
16
21
25
29
34
39
Bottle Gas
38
44
61
75
90
101
  Electric
29
38
47
57
66
76
  Fuel Oil
30
42
54
65
83
95
Water
 
6
13
26
38
51
64
Sewer
 
11
21
43
64
85
107
Trash Collection
 
6
12
18
24
30
36
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
11
11
11
11
11
11
Range/Microwave
 
2
2
2
3
3
3
Refrigerator
 
3
3
3
4
4
4

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.