Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development
10 Church Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA

781-581-8600

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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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Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development
10 Church Street
Lynn, Essex County, MA

781-581-8600

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development 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 & Neighborhood Development 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 & Neighborhood Development between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Massachusetts, Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development 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 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, Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development scored an average of 86 points. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2005 and a low score of 69 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development 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.

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development 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 & Neighborhood Development owns and manages 455 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development is $349.00 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 Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development.

Approved Plan PDF Document
3/21/12 Plan
3/23/11 Plan
3/31/10 Plan
4/23/09 Plan
4/8/08 Plan
5/14/07 Plan
5/12/06 Plan
4/14/05 Plan
9/3/04 Plan
2/27/03 Plan
12/11/02 Plan
3/29/01 Plan
6/2/00 Plan