259 Washington Street
P.O. Box 1599
Gloucester, MA 01931-1599
(978) 281-4770

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(978) 750-1135

Gloucester Housing Authority

"A Good Neighbor"

Gloucester Housing Authority

Public Housing

Federal Public Housing

The Gloucester Housing Authority (GHA) owns and manages 89 units of Federal Public Housing at Willowood Gardens, Arthur Street, and Scattered-site buildings.

The one, two, three and four bedroom units feature parking, washer/dryer hook-up and 24-hour maintenance. There are one and three bedroom barrier-free units at Willowood Gardens. Residents pay a rent based on 30% of their adjusted monthly income. Heat and hot water are included at Willowood. Arthur Street and Scattered-site residents are responsible for the cost of all utilities.

Eligibility is based on income and a demonstrated ability to comply with all lease provisions through favorable past housing history, credit checks and a criminal records check. Residents remain eligible as long as they are in compliance with their lease and household income limits.

Preferences are granted to working families, elderly/disabled households and persons who currently work or reside in Gloucester.

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State-Aided Family and Elderly Housing

The Gloucester Housing Authority (GHA) owns and manages 522 units of State-Aided Family & Elderly Conventional Housing.

The GHA's family development is located at Riverdale Park. The development has two, three and four bedroom units. Residents at the development pay a rent based on 27% of their adjusted monthly income and are responsible for paying gas and electric utilities.

The GHA has three high-rise and two garden-style elderly housing developments. All elderly units contain a living room, kitchen, bathroom and one-bedroom. Barrier-free units are located in the high-rise developments. All developments have on-site laundry and community facilities. All utilities are included at the high-rise developments, where residents pay a rent based on 30% of their adjusted monthly income. Residents of the garden developments pay a rent based on 25% of their adjusted monthly income plus the cost of their electricity.

Eligibility is based on income and a demonstrated ability to comply with all lease provisions through favorable past housing history, credit checks and a criminal records check. Residents remain eligible as long as they are in compliance with their lease and/or until their rent equals DHCD established maximum allowable rent levels.

Preferences are granted to qualified veterans, minorities and persons who currently work or reside in Gloucester.

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