Greenfield Housing Authority


WHAT WE DO

The Greenfield Housing Authority provides safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions for low-income families. Its purpose is to promote personal, economic, and social upward mobility and to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

Housing Authority first developed 72 units of veterans housing in 1949 and since that time has gone on to develop elderly housing, congregate housing for the elderly and disabled, family housing and a group home for individuals with special needs.

In addition, the authority oversees the day-to-day operations of the downtown Winslow Apartments, which provides 55 units of Single Room Occupancy housing, serving a critical need for housing single individuals.

The authority has also participated in a number of other programs to revitalize downtown properties including SHARP, Core Focus, and 705 Moderate Rehab.

The Greenfield Housing Authority administers both state rental assistance through the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program and federal Housing Choice Vouchers used by eligible households in privately-owned apartments. The authority has also developed a successful Family Self Sufficiency program that is designed to assist families to become self-sufficient and free of government assistance.

The Greenfield Housing Authority has its own website, found here.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The Housing Authority usually meets monthly at 1:15 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at 1 Elm Terrace.

If you would like full packets or minutes of meetings, please contact the Greenfield Housing Authority at 413-774-2932.

HOUSING AUTHORITY
Five seats / Five-year terms
NAME TERM ENDS
Susan Worgaftik, Governor's Appointee December 31, 2028
Trish Leonard June 30, 2027
John Mackin June 30, 2025
William Mason December 31, 2024
Randi Parks, Tenant Representative June 30, 2024


Mission Statement
 
The Greenfield Housing Authority’s mission is to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions for low-income families and to manage resources efficiently. The authority's purpose is to promote personal, economic and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.
 
The Greenfield Housing Authority was formed in 1946 by an action of Town Meeting members after having determined a need for housing. On April 13, 1946, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a Certificate of Organization.

The authority first developed 72 units of veterans housing in 1949 and since that time has gone on to develop elderly housing, congregate housing for the elderly and disabled, family housing, and a group home for the disabled.  In addition, the authority has participated in a number of programs to revitalize downtown properties including SHARP, Core Focus, & 707 Moderate Rehab.
 
The Greenfield Housing Authority also administers both state rental assistance (Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program) and federal Section 8 vouchers used by eligible households in privately-owned apartments. The authority has also developed a successful Family Self Sufficiency program that is designed to assist families to become self-sufficient and free of government assistance. Website:  www.greenfieldhousing.org