Northampton Housing Authority
49 Old South Street
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA

413-584-4030

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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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Public Housing Projects

109

Public Housing Units

740

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Northampton Housing Authority
49 Old South Street
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA

413-584-4030

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Northampton Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 109 affordable rental units. It also administers 740 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Northampton Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Northampton Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (13%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (87%) to that of all housing authorities in Massachusetts, Northampton Housing Authority 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, Northampton Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 80 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Northampton 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.

Northampton Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 92. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Joseph H McDonald Hse has a passing score.

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