Easthampton Housing Authority

112 Holyoke Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

 Easthampton 2022 Annual Plan Public Hearing Notice

About Easthampton Housing Authority

Welcome to the Easthampton Housing Authority. Our mission is to provide safe, sanitary housing for low income families and to manage resources efficiently. It's 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.

The Easthampton Housing Authority is a non-profit, public agency authorized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chapter 121B. The Authority was organized and adopted By-Laws on July 14,1948. With the assistance of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The Easthampton Housing Authority is responsible for administering public housing programs to meet the needs of low income families, elderly and the disabled across Easthampton. Explore our properties, and let us help you find the perfect place to call home.

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112 Holyoke Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

 Deborah Walker

 Executive Director




  Ruth Melega, Administrative Assistant

 Administrative Assistant




  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  8:00am - 4:00pm


  8:00am - 12:00pm


The Easthampton Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners.

The Mayor of Easthampton appoints four of the board members, and the Governor appoints one, subject to confirmation by the Easthampton City Council.

The Commissioners are responsible for approving the agency's annual budget and for setting policy. Easthampton Housing Authority's Executive Director serves the Board. Regular Board meetings are usually held every 2nd Monday of the month at 112 Holyoke Street, Easthampton, MA. at 6:30pm.

As required by DHCD’s Public Housing Notice 2021-21, via administrative action, below is the contact information for our Board of Directors and Executive Director

Public housing


Income Limits:

  • 1 Person: $46,000
  • 2 Person: $52,600
  • 3 Person: $59,150
  • 4 Person: $65,700
  • 5 Person: $71,000
  • 6 Person: $76,250
  • 7 Person: $81,500
  • 8 Person: $86,750

Type of Housing provided:

  • Chapter 705
  • Chapter 689
  • Chapter 667-4
  • Chapter 667-2 667-3
  • Chapter 667-1
  • Chapter 200

Property Information

Family Housing

Chapter 705

Upon completion of renovations in 1984, the Hampshire County Regional Housing Authority turned over the properties located on Arlington Street and Pleasant Street to the Easthampton Housing Authority. Each unit is a duplex, providing housing for a total of four families. Some of the maintenance is provided by the Housing Authority, but tenants are responsible for the cost of most utilities and for the upkeep of their repective grounds.

  • # of Buildings: 2
  • Bedroom Distribution:
    1 two bedroom units
    1 three bedroom units
    2 four bedroom units
  • Built: Prior to 1900

Special Needs Housing

Chapter 689

This large building located at 112 Holyoke Street was purchased by the Housing Authority in 1982. For serveral years it accomodated developmentally impaired adults and children. Today it accomodates the Housing Authority Office and 2 three-bedroom housing units for low income to moderate income families with special needs member.

  • # of Buildings: 1
  • Bedroom Distribution:
    2 three bedroom units

Dickinson Court

Chapter 667-4

This development, located at 15 Liberty Street in Easthampton, was completed in 1984. This two-story complex consists of thirty, one bedroom units. Two of the units are handicapped accessible. Also included at this site is a community room which houses a kitchen and laundry facilities. As with our other 667 developments, all utilities and maintenance services are provided here by the Housing Authority.

  • # of Buildings: 4
  • Bedroom Distribution:
    30 one bedroom units
  • Handicapped Units: 2

Cliffview Manor

Chapter 667-2 667-3

Cliffview Manor, located on Tower Lane, Lussier Circle, and Echo Lane in Easthampton consists of two combined developments (667-2 and 667-3) totaling ninety units. Forty, one bedroom units were constructed in 1972. The maintenance department's garage and workshop are also located here. A large community room, with kitchen and laundry facilities, are shared by the tenants. This hall is used for a variety of functions including tenant bingo, social activities, and events of general interest to the senior population. Many civic and fraternal organizations also make use of this facility. All utilities and maintenance services at this complex are provided by the Housing Authority.

  • # of Buildings: 11 including a community building
  • Bedroom Distribution:
    90 one bedroom units

Sunrise Manor

Chapter 667-1

This development, located on Laura Avenue and Paradise Drive in Easthampton, was contructed in 1959. It was the first complex specifically built to provide subsidized housing for the elderly in the city of Easthampton. It consists of thirty-one bedroom units, a community room, with kitchen and laundry facilities, is available for tenant use. This community room is also used by various civic groups, and this helps provided interaction between tenants and others in the community. All utilities and maintenance services at this development are provided by the Housing Authority.

  • # of Buildings: 6
  • Bedroom Distribution:
    30 1 bedroom units
    1 studio apartment


Chapter 200

This development was the first undertaking for the Easthampton Housing Authority. It was constructed in 1949, and consists of thirty-one four and five room individual homes. These Cape Cod style homes are scattered throughout the residential neighborhood of Ely Ave., John St., South St., and Sunset Ave in Easthampton. Local families with a veteran receive preference over other family applicants. Some maintenance is provided by the Housing Authority, but tenants are responsible for the cost of most utilities and for the upkeep of their respective grounds.

  • # of Buildings: 31
  • Bedroom Distribution:
    12 two bedroom houses
    19 three bedroom houses

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