STATE-AIDED FAMILY & ELDERLY
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.
Emergency State Aided Housing