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 aims to provide housing for low-income families in the Town of West Springfield.

How it works

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 using the forms available on the DHCD website. There is no limit to the number of LHAs to which a household can apply.

West Springfield Residents will receive preference when applying.

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

Local Preference: In addition to receiving local preference for the City or Town where you principally reside, you may receive local preference based on where you are employed.
  • a. (Only for Family Housing) You may apply for Veteran Preference if you 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) You may apply of Veteran Preference if you are a Veteran who resides in the City or Town.

Oxford Place Apartments

Oxford Place Apartments is Chapter 667 state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older or disabled persons under 60. West Springfield Housing Authority 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 floor. Pets are allowed (subject to the Pet Policy), on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television viewing, 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.
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Grove Village Apartments

Grove Village Apartments is Chapter 667 state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older or disabled persons under 60. Grove Village Apartments 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 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), on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television viewing, 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.
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Paul Flak Development - Lee Lang Terrace Apartments

Lee Lang Terrace Apartments is Chapter 667 state-aided public housing for applicants 60 years or older or disabled persons under 60. Lee Lang Terrace Apartments 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), on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television viewing, 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.
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Wilfred J. Bourque Development – 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), on-site mail, laundry, garbage pick-up, and resident parking. A spacious community room serves as a meeting room, television viewing, 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.

Arnold P. Estelle - 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 wheel chair accessible. Pets are not allowed. 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 programs is also offered providing youths and teens various activities and provides a free nutritious lunch to participants. For further information contact Chris Kaufmann, Center Director, 413.739.6597, 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 not allowed. 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 not allowed. 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 three one story units and two 3 story units. Pets are not allowed. There is laundry hook-up in 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.

Special Needs Housing

This is Chapter 689 housing containing two units. 50 Oxford Place contains 4 bedrooms. It is a group home, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) works in conjunction with the service provider, Berkshire County ARC, in order to provide safe decent housing in a residential setting for their clients. 101 Main Street contains 5 bedrooms. It is a group home, DDS works in conjunction with the service provider, Association for Community Living, in order to provide safe decent housing in a residential setting. Applications and placement are done through the service provider. Monthly client fee structures are determined by the provider as well.