Auburn Housing Authority
200 Oxford Street N Auburn, Massachusetts 01501

508-832-3852

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 one rental property which has an inspection score of 99. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Auburn Ha 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. 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)

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.

3

Public Housing Projects

103

Public Housing Units

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

Program Type

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