Auburn Housing Authority
200 Oxford Street N
Auburn, Worcester County, MA

508-832-3852

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Public Housing Projects

103

Public Housing Units

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

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Auburn Housing Authority
200 Oxford Street N
Auburn, Worcester County, MA

508-832-3852

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Auburn Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 103 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Auburn Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Auburn Housing Authority is among the 5% of Massachusetts housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Auburn Housing Authority scored an average of 81 points. The housing authority had a high score of 89 in 2002 and a low score of 64 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Auburn Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Massachusetts housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Auburn Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 33. The scores for properties managed by Auburn Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Auburn Housing Authority portfolio is Auburn Ha and the lowest scoring property is Pakachoag Village.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 33% of properties managed by Auburn Housing Authority have 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. Auburn Housing Authority owns and manages 103 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Auburn Housing Authority is $399.00 compared to the state average of $395.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Massachusetts ranges from a low of $291.00 to a high of $769.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Auburn Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
12/31/12 Plan
4/21/08 Plan
11/21/06 Plan
12/5/05 Plan
1/20/05 Plan
10/29/03 Plan
10/29/03 Plan
6/3/02 Plan
5/30/02 Plan
3/20/01 Plan