Lynn Housing Authority
10 Church Street Lynn, MA 01902

781-581-8600

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lynn Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 455 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,605 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lynn Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lynn Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in MA, Lynn Housing Authority has a smaller 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.

Lynn Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 91. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Curwin Circle has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Lynn Housing Authority owns and manages 455 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Lynn Housing Authority is $349.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of MA ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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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3

Public Housing Projects

455

Public Housing Units

1,605

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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