ATTENTION: Due to an access improvement project on the main entry of 30 Memorial Road, Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) Administrative Services will be temporarily relocated from 30 Memorial Road, to 30R Memorial Road, the SHA Modernization Office. SHA Business will be received at the Modernization office beginning Monday, September 25, 2023. This office will be open to the public during regular SHA business hours. For any questions on this project, please reach 617-625-1152 and ask to speak with a member of the Modernization Department.
Welcome to the Somerville Housing Authority Website.
We provide access to subsidized housing for eligible low and moderate-income families and
elderly and are proud of the quality of our residential communities and surrounding services.
Overseeing more than 1400 units of affordable in Somerville Massachusetts the employees of
the Somerville Housing Authority have built a reputation for providing all SHA residents with the highest standards of decent, safe and sanitary housing. We are proud of the achievements of excellence, professionalism, performance and response our staff demonstrates on a daily basis serving all residents of the SHA and the city.
We hope your experience with the Somerville Housing Authority is beneficial.
SHA Executive Director
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
The SHA uses MassRelay TTY at 711. You can also ask for disability-related assistance when you contact the SHA, including reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids and services.
Discrimination and Fair Housing Rights
If you believe you have been discriminated against, call the HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity national toll-free hotline at 1-800-669-9777. Or, you may contact the local HUD field office at Boston Regional Office of FHEO, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building:
10 Causeway Street, Room 308,
Boston, Massachusetts 02222
(617) 994-8300. (800) 827-5005. TTY (800) 877-8339
Limited English Proficiency
You are entitled to free translation and interpretation services upon request by calling the SHA at (617) 625-1152.
Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) Protections and Coverage
If you are applying for or receiving assistance under any housing operated by a public housing authority, you may have housing protections under VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law that, in part, provides housing protections for people applying for or living in units subsidized by the federal government and who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, to help keep them safe and reduce their likelihood of experiencing homelessness.
Please see two important VAWA forms: Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act VAWA (HUD form 5380) and Certification of Domestic Violence (HUD Form 5382) below for SHA’s Federal Housing Programs:
Information Regarding Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking in State-Aided Public Housing