Lawrence Housing Authority
353 Elm Street Lawrence, MA 01841

978-685-3811

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lawrence Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 1,049 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,023 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lawrence Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lawrence Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (51%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (49%) to that of all housing authorities in MA, Lawrence Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in MA.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Lawrence Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 92. The scores for properties managed by Lawrence Housing Authority range from a high of 98 to a low of 76.

The highest scoring property in the Lawrence Housing Authority portfolio is Elm Street and the lowest scoring property is Merrimack Courts.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Lawrence Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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4

Public Housing Projects

1,049

Public Housing Units

1,023

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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