Swansea Housing Authority
100 Gardner's Neck Road
Swansea, Bristol County, MA

508-679-5828

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

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The Swansea Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.


Please note: The SHA does not offer public housing for families.

The SHA offers one public housing community with 8 units for senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the SHA to pick up an application, located at 100 Gardner's Neck Road, Swansea, Bristol County, MA ,between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Monday-Wednesday and Friday, and on Thursdays from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

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

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the SHA website at http://swanseahousingauthority.org, or by calling 508-994-1424 between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Monday-Wednesday and Friday, and on Thursdays from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Swansea Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 8 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Swansea Housing Authority is determined to be a Very Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1 - 49 public housing units.

Swansea 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Swansea Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 67. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Swansea has a passing score.

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

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 Swansea Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/7/13 Plan
2008 6/23/09 Plan
2007 4/16/08 Plan
2006 4/16/08 Plan
2005 8/23/07 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Swansea from ApartmentSmart

1

Public Housing Projects

8

Public Housing Units

Very Small (1 - 49)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

Program Type

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