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


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Auburn Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 19th, 2015.

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The AHA offers three public housing communities with 103 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the AHA to pick up an application, located at 200 Oxford St, North, Auburn, MA 01501, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 508-832-3852 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

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More information can be found by visiting the AHA website at, or by calling 508-832-3852 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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 (, 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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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 (, 2012)

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.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 12/31/12 Plan
2008 4/21/08 Plan
2007 11/21/06 Plan
2006 12/5/05 Plan
2005 1/20/05 Plan
2004 10/29/03 Plan
2003 10/29/03 Plan
2002 6/3/02 Plan
2001 5/30/02 Plan
2000 3/20/01 Plan