667 elderly/handicapped housing, Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), and 705 Family Conventional Housing.
William F. McRae Housing DevelopmentWilliam F. McRae housing development is located at Heritage Lane in Braintree. These units are for elderly 60 years of age or older and for disabled of any age.
- 104 one bedroom units for elderly and disabled
- Kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath
- Four units in each building
- Laundry facilities located in Community Room
- Community Room
Marjorie L. Crispin DevelopmentMarjorie L. Crispin housing development is located on Roosevelt Street in Braintree. These units are for elderly 60 years of age or older and for disabled of any age.
- 58 units consisting of low income housing for the elderly and disabled
- Kitchen, living room, one bedroom and bath
- Laundry facility
- Community Room
William H. Dykstra Congregate
Located at the Roosevelt Street development. These units are for elderly 60 years of age or older and for disabled of any age.Available for people who wish to live in a shared environment. Included are:
- 15 studio type units
- (2) two bedroom units handicapped accessible
Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program
Independence Manor – Twenty four units consisting of one bedroom units for the elderly (60 years of age or older).
Skyline Drive – Sixty units consisting of one, two and three bedroom units. These are available for individuals or families of any age. (Wait List Closed)
Families contribute 40% of their adjusted gross income.
An asset limitation applies to the MRVP program. Applicants total assets cannot exceed $15,000 or one and a half times their gross income. Please call 781-848-1484 X-200 for MRVP Application.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
The FSS Program is a program that provides Section 8 recipients the opportunity to improve their lives while building assets. Program participants sign a five year contract. Participants work with a case manager to set long and short term goals. Goals are very individual and vary from person to person. When a participant increases his/her earned income, an escrow savings account is started on his/her behalf. Employment at a self-sufficient wage, is the final goal for all participants. There are currently 34 participants enrolled in the FSS Program. Currently 20 participants are employed. There are 8 participants enrolled in educational programs. Several participants are juggling employment, school and family. They are an amazing group of dedicated people. Financial literacy is an important part of the program. Participants learn to budget and build credit while engaged in the program. Participants also attend workshops that help build life skills such as nutrition workshops and parenting workshops. They receive referrals to programs in the area that help support and reinforce their goals. The FSS Program is a comprehensive program that pays. Currently, 23 Participants have escrow accounts that total more than $63,361. FSS graduates have purchased their first home and paid off debts such as credit cards and student loans. BHA has had more than 23 families purchase their first home.
The Homeownership program allows families on Section 8 to use housing assistance payments towards a mortgage. The program provides assistance for either 10 or 15 years, depending on the length of the mortgage loan. Families with a disability are exempt from the time limits. BHA currently has five families taking part in the program. Families receive Homeownership Counseling before purchasing their home as well as after the purchase is made. We want to see families not only purchase a home, but remain in the home until they decide to sell. Many families have found success through this program. We have also had many families terminate their section 8 assistance and purchase homes on the open market. These programs help families achieve economic and social mobility, strengthen families and create opportunity for not only those that enroll but for the generations that follow.
705 Family Housing
BHA owns and maintains seven 3-bedroom units scattered throughout the town of Braintree.