Senior Housing Developments
State-Aided

Eligibility

To be eligible for the State Aided Senior Housing Developments (Chapter 667 program) applicants must meet the following criteria:

Elderly applicants: At least 60 years old
Income: All applicants are subject to an income limit which is a gross income of less than 80% of the median income for the area. Currently the income limits are (effective May 15, 2023):

One person: $66,300
Two people: $75,750
Three People: $85,200
Four People: $94,650

Application

To apply for State Aided elderly housing please complete and submit an application form. The application can be downloaded here, or can be obtained from our office at 10 Wilson Street, Chelmsford. You can also apply online here.

Selection
On receipt of the application, each applicant will be assessed and qualified. Qualified applicants will be entered onto the waiting list and will be selected by date of application with a preference given to local Chelmsford residents and veterans.

Those applicants deemed to be ineligible will be notified by mail and will have a right of appeal.

Chelmsford Arms – 1 Smith Street, Chelmsford
Over 70 residents reside in the  64 one-bedroom units in this development. We can offer a daily meals on wheels program provided through the dietary services of the Chelmsford Council on Aging.  If needed, the Social Services department can assist in inquiring services through Age Span for tenants in need.  There is public transportation available through the Lowell Regional Transportation Authority www.lrta.com.

McFarlin Manor – 10 Wilson Street, Chelmsford
Over 60 residents now reside in the 50 one-bedroom units and 1 four-bedroom Transitional Congregate Apartment. Residents enjoy a weekly luncheon provided through the dietary services of the Chelmsford Council on Aging. Clustered homemaking services are offered through a partnership with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley provide services which allows residents access to home making services seven days a week if necessary. There is also an on-site Supportive Services Coordinator who works collaboratively with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and community agencies to provide assistance to those residents in need.  An on-site beauty salon is also available. This development is located in Chelmsford Center with stores and restaurants within walking distance. There is also access to public transportation through the Lowell Regional Transportation Authority www.lrta.com.

Delaney Terrace – 8 Sheila Avenue, North Chelmsford
This elderly / disabled development is home to over 50 residents that reside in 47 one-bedroom apartments and 1 four-bedroom Transitional Congregate Apartment. The close proximity to the Chelmsford Senior Center allows for a high quality of life. Delaney Terrace is part a Supportive Housing Site created through a partnership with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. This development has a 24-hour on call homemaker that can provide laundry, grocery shopping as well as other supportive services. There is also an on-site Supportive Services Coordinator who works collaboratively with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and community agencies to provide assistance to those residents in need. A full-time Resident Service Coordinator provides on-site wellness checks and a meals program. Free prescription delivery and full service hair salon are also available. The development is in close proximity to the Chelmsford COA / Senior Center which serves lunch daily to seniors. There is also access to public transportation offered through the Lowell Regional Transportation Authority www.lrta.com.

Housing for Non-elderly Disabled
Chelmsford Housing Authority has designated 13.5% of its state-funded apartments as housing for the disabled, and a portion of these units are handicapped/wheelchair accessible.

Congregate Housing
The Transitional Congregate Housing Program at Delaney Terrace is managed by the Summit Elder Care Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE.) In order to be eligible for this program the resident must be a PACE participant. The PACE program provides wrap-around services including, but not limted to, nursing, home health care, Adult Day Health,  ancillary services such as podiatric care, dental care, physical therapy, etc.

The success of this program consists of 4 key factors: The resident, the coordinator, the Housing Authority and the Service Provider.

Services Include:

  • Homemaking and Personal Care Services
  • Emergency Response Services
  • Adult Day Health
  • Certified Services

For more information on PACE-managed Congregate Housing please contact:

Loriann Gatta, Director of Social Services
Phone: 978-256-7425 Ext 90

Senior Housing Developments
Tax-Credit, Section 8 Project-Based, and Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)

Eligibility:

Elderly Applicants: At least 62 years old with the exception of The Richardson, where applicants 55 and older may apply.

Income: All applicants are subject to gross income limits.

All developments listed below offer subsidized units based on household income. (Please note that the family waitlist section listed on the application does not exclude 62+ households.) Please check off the development(s) you are interested when completing the application, which can be downloaded here. The Richardson offers a different subsidy and application, which can be downloaded here.
For unsubsidized units (offered at The CHOICE Center and The Richardson only), you may download the application here.


North Village at Crystal Lake, 20 Sheila Avenue, North Chelmsford
The Chelmsford Housing Authority and Age Span partnered to create this development that serves over 50 low-income seniors. The Chelmsford Housing Authority serving as the management agent for North Village. This development has a 24 hour on-call homemaker that can provide laundry, grocery shopping as well as other supportive services. There is an onsite Resident Service Coordinator who provides onsite wellness checks, meals program, and assists in coordinating supportive services. Free prescription delivery and a full-service hair salon are also available. The development is in close proximity to the Chelmsford COA /Senior Center which serves lunch daily to seniors. This is a 62-and-over development.

North Village is located on an easily accessible bus route and buses run hourly through the development.

Village at Mystery Spring, 67 Tadmuck Road, Westford
This development serves 36 senior households. The Westford Council on Aging provides transportation through its Road Runner service and offers numerous programs for seniors at the Westford Senior Center. The development houses a full service hair salon and its location is within close proximity of shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. This is a 62-and-over development.

The CHOICE Center, 19 Sheila Avenue, North Chelmsford
The (CHOICE) Center is an affordable rental housing development for elders aged 62 years or older.   The CHOICE Center is managed by the Choice Housing Opportunities for Intergenerational and Community Endeavors, Inc., a non-profit organization of the Chelmsford Housing Authority.  This development consists of 37 units:  32 one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom units.

The two-bedroom units recognize the changing definition of senior housing.  This definition includes:  elderly parents caring for an elderly, disabled adult child; two elderly siblings living together to support each other; a senior person caring for his or her elderly parent; an elderly couple, one of whom would otherwise have to be placed in a long-term care facility causing a severe economic hardship; a resident requiring a live-in medical aide.

The CHOICE Center is located on an existing campus that has both state and federal housing programs and is in close proximity to the Chelmsford Senior Center.  Available services on this campus include 24-hour on-call emergency care, vendor-contracted homemaking services, an on-site service coordinator, a brown bag food program, and free prescription delivery service.

Applicant Requirements:

  • The head of household must 62 years of age or older.
  • The entire household’s income must be below the maximum allowable.
  • The household must be of the appropriate size.
  • Income Requirements:

The affordable rental units are classified in two categories:

  1. Subsidized (rental assistance): Tenant rent is subsidized through a federal subsidy program where residents  pay 30% of their income towards the contract rent.  Residents are responsible for their phone service and internet/cable provider.
  2. Unsubsidized (unassisted): Tenants pay the full contract rent.  Currently, the contract rent is $ 1,188 for a one bedroom unit and $1,445 for a two bedroom unit.  Residents are responsible for their phone service and internet/cable provider. Section 8 voucher holders are welcome.


The Richardson, 86 Richardson Rd., North Chelmsford, MA 01863

The Richardson is an affordable rental housing development for individuals aged 55 years or older. The Richardson is managed by CHOICE, Inc., a non-profit organization of the Chelmsford Housing Authority.  This recently renovated and modernized development consists of sixteen (16) one bedroom units, eight (8) of which are subsidized. Supportive services are available and provided through CHOICE, Inc.

Applicant Requirements:

  • All household members must be 55 years of age or older.
  • The entire household’s annual income must be below the maximum allowable income.
  • The household must be of the appropriate size.
  • Must meet the income requirements for one of the two categories as detailed below:

The affordable rental units are classified into two categories:

Subsidized (rental assistance): Tenant rent is subsidized through a state program (MRVP) where residents pay 40% of their income towards the contract rent.  All utilities, (hot water, heat, AC and electric) are included in the rent.

Unsubsidized (unassisted): Tenant pays the full contract rent minus the applicable utility allowance.  Current monthly rent amount payable by the tenant is $1,490. Tenants are responsible for their heat (electric), AC (electric) and general electric utility bill.   Applicants who are Section 8/MRVP voucher holders are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants without rental assistance must have a minimum annual income of at least $44,708 to apply.

Applicants must meet the following income requirements:

Subsidized Housing maximum allowable income:

One person maximum: $27,800.

Two person maximum: $31,800.

Unsubsidized Housing maximum allowable income:

One person maximum: $55,620.

Two person maximum: $63,600.

Roberta McGuire Senior Residences, 2 Balsam Circle, Westford MA 01886

Roberta McGuire Senior Residences, located at 2 Balsam Circle, Westford MA 01886, is a development consisting of 7 studio/efficiency style rental units in one structure. This is a non-smoking property and pets are not permitted. On-site laundry available and parking is to be provided. This is  62+ elderly housing property.

Subsidized Housing maximum allowable income:

One person maximum: $44,250.

Two person maximum: $50,550