The Medford Housing Authority manages 332 Federal Elderly/Disabled Housing Units and 219 State Elderly/Disabled Housing Units for low to extremely low income applicants.
Federal-Age 62 or over, disabled or handicapped. State-Age 60 or over, disabled or handicapped Rent is based on income. Percentage of income towards rent is 30%. Application must be filed and applicant is then placed on waiting list. Medford residents have preference. As vacancies occur, new tenants are picked according to date of application, control number and selection criteria.
State Housing consists of Walkling Court.
Federal Housing consists of Saltonstall Building, Tempone Apartments, Phillips Building, Weldon Gardens and Doherty Building Fellsway West. Majority are 1 BR units but have about 24/2 BR units only in Federal housing
The Medford Housing Authority manages 150 Federal Family Housing Units and 150 State Family Housing Units.
Federal Family Housing Units – Willis Ave Development - Rent is based on income. Percentage of income towards rent is 30% - Units are comprised of 1-4 bedroom units. Development includes 10-1 bedroom units that are handicapped accessible.
State Aided Family Housing Units – LaPrise Village – Rent is based on income. Percentage of income towards rent is 30%. Tenant is responsible for heat and hot water which is currently oil. Units are comprised of 2-4 bedroom units.
Application must be filed and applicant is then placed on waiting list. Medford residents have preference. As vacancies occur, new tenants are picked according to date of application, control number and selection criteria.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Sometimes called the Section 8 Housing Program provides rental assistance to very low-income families to rent an apartment or house from a private landlord.
Public Housing Authorities (PHA) receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the program.
Interested applicants should contact Medford Housing Authority for an application either by telephone 781-396-7200, in person at 121 Riverside Ave or on line through the links tab, click on Section 8 HCV Centralized Waiting List and download a Preliminary Application.
Our hours are:
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday- 8:30AM – 7:30PM
Friday – 8:30AM – 12:30PM
The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)
The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program is voluntary and available to all Housing Choice Voucher recipients. The program provides assistance and support to families interested in working toward their own”employment based” goals over a five (5) year period.
The focus is to find a way for each family to increase their earned income. FSS participants are eligible for an escrow account through the Housing Authority when their earned income increases. This account can grow monthly over the five (5) years and is rewarded to the family TAX FREE when goals have been accomplished and the household members are independent of cash welfare benefits.
Many families remain on housing assistance upon completing the program but homeownership preparation is often a final goal and numerous families are referred to our Section 8 Homeownership Program during their participation in FSS.
For more information contact Sandra Reiniger, FSS Coordinator