Webster Housing Authority
10 Golden Heights
Webster, Worcester County, MA

508-943-1634

Section 8 HCV 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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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Webster Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 61 affordable rental units. It also administers 43 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Webster 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 Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Webster Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (59%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (41%) to that of all housing authorities in Massachusetts, Webster 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, Webster Housing Authority scored an average of 87 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 68 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Webster 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.

Webster Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 82. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Golden Heights 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 Webster Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 3/10/10 Plan
2008 4/7/08 Plan
2007 11/14/06 Plan
2006 7/14/06 Plan
2004 1/20/05 Plan
2003 7/7/03 Plan
2002 10/7/03 Plan
2001 2/22/02 Plan
2000 12/11/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

61

Public Housing Units

43

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Very Small (1 - 49)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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