West Springfield Housing Authority

Opening the door to your housing needs

About WSHA

The West Springfield Housing Authority was established in 1946 to provide affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low and moderate income persons; and to create an environment which enables residents to live responsibly, with dignity, and to support them in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency. In addition, our goals are to honor public commitments in a fiscally and ethically responsible manner, and to remain committed to working cooperatively with community, state, federal and local officials in addressing housing needs.

The West Springfield Housing Authority owns and manages (5) low income housing developments, as well as (9) scattered site dwellings. Four of the developments house elderly and disabled persons; one developments, and (9) scattered sites, house family units; and two properties are designated as Special Needs housing. (The family units are either (2) or (3) bedroom units.) There are a total of (347) units.

The West Springfield Housing Authority also administers (251) Federal Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV). The HCV program is operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program offers rent subsidies to persons of low income, which allows them to acquire apartments in private developments or houses. The program participant pays 30% of their adjusted income, and the WSHA pays the difference between that amount and the monthly rent.

The West Springfield Housing Authority also administers (8) Massachusetts Rental Vouchers (MRVP). The MRVP program is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development which offers subsidies to persons of low income. The “Mobile” voucher allows the tenant to acquire apartments in private developments or houses within Massachusetts.


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CONTACT US

37 Oxford Place, West Springfield,  MA. 01089

 Kirk Jasko, Executive Director

  413-788-0988 ext 102

  kirk@wsha37.org


  Donna Lyons, Administrative Secretary/Tenant Selector

  413-788-0988 ext 100

  donna@wsha37.org

  Sabrina Moran, State Program Coordinator

  413-788-0988 ext 104

  smoran@wsha37.org


  Marilyn Felix, Section 8 Administrator

  413-788-0988 ext 103

  marilyn@wsha37.org

  Tim Donnelly, Finance/Payroll/MRVP Coordinator

  413-788-0988 ext 105

  tim@wsha37.org


  Edward Jackson, Jr., Operations Manager

  413-788-0988 ext 101

  ed@wsha37.org


THE BOARD

The West Springfield Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meet the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Oxford Place Community Hall located at 37 Oxford Place at 5 p.m. If there is a change of schedule or venue it is posted at town hall.

  • Darlene Dallas - Chairperson
  • Annmary Murray - Vice Chairman
  • Norman Woods - Treasurer
  • Frank Schutt - Member

Public housing


 

Elderly and Handicapped Low-Income Housing

The elderly/handicapped housing program (Chapter 667) provides housing for qualified low-income elderly and handicapped persons, as defined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 121B.

Family Low-Income Housing

The family housing program (Chapter 200 and Chapter 705) is a state-funded program that provide's housing for low-income families in the Town of West Springfield.

 

West Springfield Residents will receive preference when applying.


How it operates:

Households seeking public housing assistance must apply for housing in the community in which they are interested in living. Each local housing authority (LHA) issues its own application for the housing it manages. Applications are available by calling or visiting a local housing authority, or by using the forms available on the DHCD website. There is no limit to the number of LHAs to which a household can apply.

Income Limits:

  • 1 Person: $46,000
  • 2 Person: $52,600
  • 3 Person: $59,150
  • 4 Person: $65,700
  • 5 Person: $71,000
  • 6 Person: $76,250
  • 7 Person: $81,500
  • 8 Person: $86,750

Local Preference:

In addition to receiving local preference for the City or Town where an applicant principally reside, they may receive local preference based on where they are employed.

a. (Only for Family Housing) Applicants may apply for Veteran Preference if they are a Veteran, the spouse, surviving spouse, dependent parent or child, or divorced spouse with a dependent child of a Veteran.

b. (Only for Elderly/Handicapped Housing) Applicants may apply for Veteran Preference if they are a Veteran who resides in the City or Town.

Property Locations

Oxford Place


Oxford Place Apartments is Chapter 667 state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older, or disabled persons under 60. The property is located on Oxford Place, West Springfield, MA. It is an Elderly/Disabled property consisting of (100) apartments, (94) one-bedroom apartments and (6) two bedrooms, in (9) separate two-story buildings. Six apartments are wheel-chair accessible. A percentage of apartments are set aside for residents that are non-elderly disabled. There are no elevators to the 2nd floors. Pets are allowed (subject to the pet policy). In addition, there is on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television area, function hall, and friendly gathering place. Rent is set at (30%) of household income, and all utilities (except telephone and cable) are included in the rent, which is based on household income. West Springfield residents will receive a resident preference when applying. See income limits. 

Grove Village


Grove Village Apartments is Chapter 667 state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older, or disabled persons under 60. The property is located on Grove Street and Druids Lane, West Springfield, MA. It is an Elderly/Disabled property consisting of (74) one-bedroom apartments in (9) separate two-story buildings. There are no wheel-chair accessible units in this development. A percentage of apartments are set aside for residents that are non-elderly disabled. There is no elevator to the 2nd floor. Pets are allowed (subject to the pet policy). In addition, there is on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television area, function hall, and friendly gathering place. Rent is set at (30%) of household income, and all utilities (except telephone and cable) are included in the rent, which is based on household income. West Springfield residents will receive a resident preference when applying. See income limits.

Paul Flak/Lee Lang Terrace


Lee Lang Terrace Apartments is Chapter 667 state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older, or disabled persons under 60. The property is located on Lee Lang Terrace, West Springfield, MA. It is an Elderly/Disabled property consisting of (48) one-bedroom apartments in (12) separate one-story buildings. There are no wheel-chair accessible in this development. A percentage of apartments are set aside for residents that are non-elderly disabled. Pets are allowed (subject to the pet policy). In addition, there is on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television area, function hall and friendly gathering place. Rent is set at (30%) of household income and all utilities (except telephone and cable) are included in the rent, which is based on household income. West Springfield residents will receive a resident preference when applying. See income limits. 

Main Street Apartments


Main Street Apartments is state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older, or disabled persons under 60. Main Street Apartments is located at 767 Main Street, West Springfield, MA. A Chapter 667 Elderly/Disabled property contains (22) one-bedroom apartments in a three-story building with elevator access. Two apartments are wheel-chair accessible. A percentage of apartments are set aside for residents that are non-elderly disabled. Pets are allowed(subject to the pet policy). In addition, there is on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television area, function hall, and friendly gathering place. Rent is set at (30%) of household income, and all utilities (except telephone and cable) are included in the rent, which is based on household income. West Springfield residents will receive a resident preference when applying. See income limits.

Birch Park Circle


Birch Park Circle is State-aided Family Public Housing. The property contains (45) separate one and two-story duplex units with (46) two bedroom and (42) three-bedrooms. Four apartments are wheelchair accessible. Pets are allowed (subject to pet policy).  There is laundry hook-up in the basement of each unit. There is garbage pick-up and onsite resident parking as well as mail delivery. Rent is set at (27%) of household income, and residents pay all utilities. West Springfield residents will receive preference when applying. See income limits.

Birch Park YMCA Program


The West Springfield Housing Authority in collaboration with the YMCA, operates the Birch Park Circle Youth Center, providing after-school, evening, weekend and summer enrichment programs to the youths, teens and families of Birch Park Circle. An eight week summer program is also offered, providing youths and teens various activities, while providing a free nutritious lunch to participants. For further information, contact Chris Kaufmann, Center Director, at 413.739.6597, or at ckaufmann@springfieldy.org.

Scattered Site Family Housing

Elm Street


This is Chapter 705 State-aided Family Public Housing. The property contains one two-story duplex unit with two bedrooms. Pets are allowed (subject to pet policy). There is laundry hook-up in the basement of each unit. There is garbage pick-up and onsite resident parking, as well as mail delivery. Rent is set at (27%) of household income and residents pay all utilities. West Springfield Residents will receive preference when applying. See income limits.

Guy Place


This is a Chapter 705 State-aided Family Public Housing. The property contains one two-story duplex unit with three bedrooms. Pets are allowed (subject to pet policy). There is laundry hook-up in the basement of each unit. There is garbage pick-up and onsite resident parking, as well as mail delivery. Rent is set at (27%) of household income and residents pay all utilities. West Springfield Residents will receive preference when applying. See income limits.

Main Street


This is a Chapter 705 State-aided Family Public Housing. The property contains one three-story duplex unit with three bedrooms, and (3) one-story units with three bedrooms. Pets are allowed (subject to the pet policy). There is laundry hook-up in the basement of each unit. There is garbage pick-up and onsite resident parking, as well as mail delivery. Rent is set at (27%) of household income and residents pay all utilities. West Springfield Residents will receive preference when applying. See income limits.