Brookline Housing Authority
90 Longwood Avenue, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

617-277-2022

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Brookline Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 497 affordable rental units. It also administers 619 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Brookline 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Brookline Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (45%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (55%) to that of all housing authorities in Massachusetts, Brookline 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 Massachusetts.

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, Brookline Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2007 and a low score of 67 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Brookline 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.

Brookline Housing Authority manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Brookline Housing Authority range from a high of 86 to a low of 86.

Brookline Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 86. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Morse Apartments has 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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2

Public Housing Projects

497

Public Housing Units

619

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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