Welcome to the West Springfield Housing Authority

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 and with dignity and to support residents in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency. 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 and 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 development of Family Housing and 9 scattered site family units all with two or three bedrooms, for a total of 347 units, as well as two properties designated for Special Needs Housing.

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. 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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