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Welcome to the Danvers Housing Authority

The DHA has been established, in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 121B. Our primary purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing to families and elderly [and/or disabled persons] of low income at rentals which they can afford until such time as there is no longer a need.

    Both our State and Federal Housing lists are closed at this time.

Our Mission:

    A. Create and environment which enables residents to live responsibility and with dignity.

    B. Support residents in their efforts to acheive self-sufficiency.

    C. Ensure that the facilities owned and managed by the Danvers Housing Authority are marketable in the community and appealing to residents.

    D. Honor public commitments in a fiscally and ethical manner.

    E. Establish performance goals that meet or exceed industry standards and that optimize the use of available resources to acheive our performance objectives.

    F. Assist the town, state and federal governments in identifying and addressing housing needs.

Danvers Housing Authority will operate in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to carry out the spirit and intent of the Massachusetts Housing Act (MGL,c.121B), and the 1937 Federal Housing Act insofar as they shall apply.

Household Income Limits Effective Jan. 1, 2012
Household Size Federal Elderly State Elderly Federal Family State Family
1 $45,500 $45,500    
2 $52,000 $52,000 $39,150 $52,000
3     $44,050 $58,500
4     $48,900 $65,000
5     $52,850 $70,200
6     $56,750 $75,400
7     $60,650 $80,600
8     $64,550 $85,800

$15,000 asset limit in state family housing
NO asset limit in elderly housing or at Rand Circle

seniorcenterEach elderly DHA developement has the following facilities:
  Community Room
  On-site laundry room
  Newspaper recycling
  Senior Citizen transportation
  Pet policy

Income-based rent of 30% of net income includes heat, hot water and electricity.

Family developements have either on-site laundry rooms or washer/dryer hookups. Rand Circle families pay 30% of income towards rent and all utilities (utility allowance given). Danversport School residents pay 30% of income towards rent and electricity; Scattered Site tenants pay 27% of income towards rent and all utilities (utility allowance given).

The DHA also offers access to Council on Aging, North Shore Elder Services, Meals on Wheels, on-site service co-ordinator, tenant organization and on-site activities.

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