31 State Street, Ste. 50
Monson, MA 01057
Phone: (413) 267-4047
FAX: (413) 267-1956

Welcome to Monson Housing Authority

The Monson Housing Authority, which was established in 1968, is a public body politic and corporate, which exists for the purpose of providing decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for families, elderly and handicapped persons of low and moderate income while maintaining high standards of property and fiscal management. M.G.L. c. 121B, §5 provides that the authority is governed by a five member board of commissioners, all of whom serve five-year terms. Four members are elected and one member is appointed by the state. The Executive Director has the general supervision over the administration of its business and affairs, and the management of the housing projects. The Department of Housing and Community Development has the responsibility for regulatory and administrative oversight of all state-aided public housing programs. They also provide the subsidy funds to cover the costs of operation of the housing developments not provided for by reduced rents.

Households seeking public housing assistance must apply for housing in the community in which they are interested in living. Each housing authority issues its own application for the programs it manages. Applications are available by calling or visiting the authority. There is no limit to the number of authorities to which a household can apply.