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The Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) announces a PUBLIC HEARING regarding the 2015 Annual Plan on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m ., at Properzi Manor, 13-25 Warren Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts.

The Plan and related documents are available at the Somerville Housing Authority, 30 Memorial Road and the City of Somerville , Housing Division, 50 Evergreen Ave , Somerville , Massachusetts during regular business hours.

A forty-five (45) day review and comment period will commence on October 27, 2014 . Any questions may be directed to Paul Mackey , Deputy Director, at 617-625-1152.



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The Somerville Housing Authority is literally community serving community. Overseeing more than 1400 units of affordable Somerville housing, 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.

Joseph Macaluso, Executive Director





Welcome to the Somerville Housing Authority Web site! Our goal is to assist low and moderate income families, the elderly and the disabled to help them to find housing that is clean, decent and sanitary. We act as advocates for residents and serve the needs of our those who live here as we encourage individuals to achieve maximum independence.

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This notice is to inform you that the Somerville Housing Authority (SHA)'s waiting list for the Standard State Family Public Housing for the one (1), two (2) and three (3) bedroom along with the Standard Federal Family Public Housing for the one (1), two (2), three (3) waiting list will remain CLOSED until October 15, 2015.


The SHA will continue accepting EMERGENCY applications for the State and Federal Family Public Housing waiting list.


The SHA will continue accepting Standard State and Standard Federal applications for the four (4) and five (5) bedrooms public housing waiting list. It will also continue accepting applications for the State and Federal Elderly/Disabled Public Housing and Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs.


Applications can be obtained on line at by phone at 617-625-1152, and/or in person at the Administration Office, 30 Memorial Road, Somerville, or at the Tenant Selection Office, 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville. The offices are opened Monday-Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).



Este aviso es para informarle que la oficina de Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) mantendrá CERRADA la lista de espera para el Programa de Asistencia de Vivienda Publica Estatal Estándar para Familias oficina de Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) para uno (1), dos (2) y tres (3) dormitorios junto con el programa de Asistencia de Vivienda Publica Federal Standard para Familias de uno (1), dos (2), tres (3) y cuatro (4) hasta el 15 de Octubre de 2015.


La oficina de SHA continuará aceptando solicitudes de EMERGENCIA para los programas de Asistencia Pública Estatal y Federal para Familias, Estándar Federal para Familias de CINCO (5) dormitorios, Estatal y Federal para Ancianos/Discapacitado y todos los Programas de Asistencia de Vivienda de Sección 8. Solicitudes pueden ser obtenidas en nuestra pagina del Internet, llamando al 617-625-1152, y/o en persona en la Oficina Administrativa, 30 Memorial Road, Somerville, o en la Oficina de Selección de Inquilinos, 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville. Las oficinas están abiertas de Lunes a Miércoles de 8:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m., Jueves de 8:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m., y Viernes de 8:00 a.m. a12:00 p.m. (mediodía).




Avis sa a se pou enfòme ou ke lis datant Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) pou Nòm Fanmiy State Public Housing pou yon (1), de (2) ak twa (3) chanm ansanm ak Nòm Fanmiy Federal Public Housing pou yon (1), de (2), twa (3) ak kat (4) chanm pral rete FÈMEN jiska 15 Oktòb, 2015.


SHA pral kontinye aksepte aplikasyon IJANS pou Fanmiy State ak Federal, Nòm Fanmiy Federal pou SENK (5) chanm, State ak Federal pou Grandèt/Andikape Public Housing ak tout Section 8 Rental Assistance Pwogram yo. Aplikasyon yo ka pran sou entènèt nan pa telefon nan 617-625-1152, ak/oswa an pèsòn nan Biro Administratif la, 30 Memorial Road, Somerville, oswa nan Ofis Tenant Selection, 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville. Biro yo ouvri Lendi-Mèkredi de 8:00 a.m. pou 4:00 p.m., Jedi de 8:00 a.m. pou 7:00 p.m., epitou Vandredi de 8:00 a.m. pou 12:00 p.m. (midi).




 Informamos que a Lista de Espera da Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) para o plano familia Habitacional padrão estadual para um (1), dois (2) and trêis (3) quartos conjuntamente ao Plano familia Habitacional do padrão federal para um (1), dois (2), Trêis(3) e quarto (4), permanecerá FECHADA até o dia 15 de Outubro de 2015.


A SHA continuará aceitando aplicações de EMERGÊNCIA para o plano familia habitacional padrão estadual e federal, plano familia padrão para CINCO (5) quartos, Plano familia Habitacional padrão Estadual e Federal para Idosos/deficientes e a todo program de assistência ao aluguel da Seção 8. Aplicação poderá ser obtida acessando a página ou plelo telephone número 617-625-1152, e/ou pessoalmente no escritório administrativo 30 Memorial Rd, Somerville, ou no escritório Seleção de Inquilinos, 530 Mystic Ave, Somerville. Expediente aberto de Segunda á Quarta-Feira das 8:00 ás 16:00 horas, Quinta-Feira das 8:00 ás 19:00 horas, e Sexta das 8:00 ás 12:00 horas.