The majority of Chelmsford Housing Authority’s Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers are tenant based vouchers. These are vouchers that are awarded to applicants and can be used anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The Chelmsford Housing Authority currently has over 50 project-based vouchers. Project-based vouchers are with the unit, not the tenant. When a tenant vacates one of these units, he or she does not take assistance with them – the voucher stays with the unit. The project-based vouchers are in currently in two apartment complexes in Chelmsford:
The Kensington Apartments
This development on Littleton Road, Chelmsford, has 144 units of which 29 are set aside for low income families. The one and two bedroom units include amenities such as an easily accessible elevator, central air, washer and dryer in each unit, dishwasher and disposal, and a club house. Of the 29 units, there are at least six units set aside for seniors / disabled individuals needing modified units.
Located at One Technology Drive, North Chelmsford, this is a 108 unit development, of which 22 units have been set aside for low-income families.
The one and two bedroom units include amenities such as central air, washer and dryer in each unit, dishwasher and disposal, and a clubhouse on site. Of the 22 units, there are 4 handicapped accessible units.
The low income units at all the project-based developments are currently fully leased.
The waiting list is closed for the Kensington and Princeton Commons. When the list is re-opened it will be advertised in local papers and on this website.
The centralized waiting list for tenant-based vouchers is open.