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 $29,450 5 Person $45,450
2 Person $33,650 6 Person $48,800
3 Person $37,850 7 Person $52,150
4 Person $42,050 8 Person $55,550

For additional HCV program information click here >



Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Household Size
Effective 04/15/2021
1 Person $47,150 5 Person $72,700
2 Person $53,850 6 Person $78,100
3 Person $60,600 7 Person $83,500
4 Person $67,300 8 Person $88,850

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 12/01/2020
Bedroom Size
GHA Payment Standard
0
$970
1
$1,065
2
$1,365
3
$1,815
4
$1,950

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 12/01/2020 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:
Natural Gas
48
61
80
97
116
134
Bottle Gas
122
163
225
276
337
393
  Electric
59
79
109
134
164
201
  Electric-Heat Pump
38
52
71
87
107
132
  Fuel Oil
82
110
152
186
227
265
   
Cooking:
Natural Gas
4
5
6
7
9
10
Bottle Gas
13
14
18
21
25
29
  Electric
4
5
7
8
11
15
  Other
Other Electric
 
23
26
37
42
45
50
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
Natural Gas
10
13
15
18
20
23
Bottle Gas
29
33
46
57
68
76
  Electric
19
26
32
39
46
52
  Fuel Oil
18
25
32
39
50
57
Water
 
6
11
23
34
45
56
Sewer
 
9
19
38
57
76
95
Trash Collection
 
5
10
15
20
25
30
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
9
9
9
9
9
9
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
42
53
70
84
100
115
Bottle Gas
104
139
191
235
287
334
  Electric
34
46
63
77
95
117
  Electric-Heat Pump
38
30
41
50
62
76
  Fuel Oil
70
94
129
158
193
225
   
Cooking:
Natural Gas
4
5
6
7
9
10
Bottle Gas
13
14
18
21
25
29
  Electric
4
5
7
8
11
15
  Other
Other Electric
 
23
26
37
42
45
50
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
Natural Gas
10
13
15
18
20
23
Bottle Gas
29
33
46
57
68
76
  Electric
19
26
32
39
46
52
  Fuel Oil
18
25
32
39
50
57
Water
 
6
11
23
34
45
56
Sewer
 
9
19
38
57
76
95
Trash Collection
 
5
10
15
20
25
30
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
9
9
9
9
9
9
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
34
42
55
65
77
89
Bottle Gas
88
118
162
200
244
283
  Electric
32
43
59
72
89
109
  Electric-Heat Pump
21
28
38
47
56
71
  Fuel Oil
53
71
98
119
146
169
   
Cooking:
Natural Gas
4
5
6
7
9
10
Bottle Gas
13
14
18
21
25
29
  Electric
4
5
7
8
11
15
  Other
Other Electric
 
23
26
37
42
45
50
Air Conditioning
 
 
Water Heat:
Natural Gas
10
13
15
18
20
23
Bottle Gas
29
33
46
57
68
76
  Electric
19
26
32
39
46
52
  Fuel Oil
18
25
32
39
50
57
Water
 
6
11
23
34
45
56
Sewer
 
9
19
38
57
76
95
Trash Collection
 
5
10
15
20
25
30
Natural Gas Customer Charge
 
9
9
9
9
9
9
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.



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