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 life activities; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment. Disability does not include current use or current addiction to illegal drugs. Minimum requirements for eligibility include:

  • Household Income does not exceed 80% Area Median Income and,
  • Applicants or household meet the definition of Elderly and/or Disabled (the applicant must be at least 58 years old, or have a disability and be at least 18 or an emancipated minor).

Elderly Housing Program Eligibility, Information, and Fact Sheets