What is the MTW Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) (Section 8) Program?

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The MTW Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, commonly referred to as the Section 8 program, provides eligible households a housing subsidy that allows them to rent privately-owned market rate apartments. Typically, voucher holders pay 30% of their income toward their rent, and CHA pays the rest up to a cap called the payment standard. Minimum requirements for eligibility include: Household Income … Read More

What is Single-Room Occupancy (SRO)?

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The Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program is shared housing with other SRO participants.  SRO’s are single rooms for one person with a lock and key.  In most SRO developments, tenants share kitchens and bathrooms.  Some developments offer highly independent living, while others are supervised. Minimum requirements for eligibility include: Household Income does not exceed 50% Area Median Income and, Admission … Read More

What is Elderly/Disabled Housing?

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Elderly/Disabled Housing (formerly Elderly/Disabled Public Housing) is housing in properties in Cambridge that are owned and managed by CHA and are designated for elders and those with disabilities. An elderly person is an individual who is at least 60 years old. A disabled person is a person with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major … Read More

What is the Family Housing Program?

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Family Housing (formerly Family Public Housing) is housing in properties in Cambridge that are owned and managed by CHA and designated for single persons or families. There are over thirty federally-supported family properties throughout the city of Cambridge. Minimum requirements for eligibility include: Household Income does not exceed 80% Area Median Income and, The applicant or head of household must … Read More