About Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lynn, Massachusetts.

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development serves Lynn.

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Waiting Lists

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development (LHAND) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The family public housing waiting list is currently closed.

The LHAND offers three public housing communities with 455 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the LHAND to pick up an application, located at 174 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01905 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; Tuesday 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm.
2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling 781-581-8760 between the days and hours noted above.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.

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

Be sure to include a copy of your DD214 if claiming the veteran preference.

The LHAND does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Lynn, victim of domestic violence, or veteran.

More information can be found by visiting the LHAND website at http://www.lhand.org/, or by calling 781-581-8760 on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.


About the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development manages 1,291 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,079 9 46 62 10 85
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $811 $1,160 $997 $1,088 $978 $790
Monthly Cost $875,539 $10,441 $45,866 $67,447 $9,780 $67,173

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 3% having issued approximately 456 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 33 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $17,236 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

62% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and 16% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development voucher holders in 2016 was $410 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,008. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Affordable Apartments near Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

25 Pleasant Street
St. Stephens Tower is a 130 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Lynn. Rents at St. Stephens Tower are $652-997.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Rental Assistance Payments Section 236 Project Based Rental Assistance
301 Essex Street
Chestnut Gardens is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Lynn.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
67 Silsbee Street
Silsbee Tower Apartments is a 145 unit low income housing apartment community in Lynn.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance