Section 8 Voucher (HCV) Program
The Amherst Housing Authority administers the federally funded Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Participants in this program rent private apartments in the community and receive financial assistance from the Voucher Program to pay a portion of the rent. They may have to pay for some utilities. Citizenship status applies.
How to Apply
Apply on line at AffordableHousing.com
Applications and information about eligibility guidelines and waiting lists may also be obtained from the Amherst Housing Authority at 33 Kellogg Avenue, Amherst, MA, or by calling 413-256-0206 x309. Please specify which program you are interested in, as applications differ for each. If you are disabled and need some assistance in completing applications for housing, or need some other accommodations in the application process, please tell us.
Payment Standards 1-1-2020
0 BR-$810, 1 BR-$962, 2BR-$1226, 3 BR-$1527, 4BR- $1772
Hadley, South Hadley, Granby, and Belchertown
0 BR-$744, 1 BR- $901, 2 BR- $1148, 3 BR- $1430, 4 BR- $1659
Annual income is the sum of all income including wages, Social Security, pensions, interest and dividend payments, etc. Deductions such as medical and childcare expenses may be allowed. Rent is calculated at 30-40% of monthly income for the Section 8 Voucher Program.