What is Supportive Housing?
- Supportive housing is public housing for elders and younger disabled adults that are in need of homemaking and personal care services. Supportive housing is for individuals who do not need 24-hour supervision or care.
- Residents pay 30% of their income in rent with the rest being subsidized by the state.
- Eligible residents receive services through one of our home care programs. Other residents can purchase services at a discount rate from one of our vendor agencies. In addition, all residents are eligible for homemaking and personal care services needed to address unforeseen or emergency needs on a 24/7 basis.
- We currently offer this program at three locations; Fitchburg, Gardner, and Leominster.
- All residents of a supportive housing site are eligible to participate in a daily meal program and in recreational and educational activities arranged by our Housing Case Manager who will be on-site. Our case management staff also assists residents in identifying and accessing needed services.
Who is Eligible?
- An individual must be 60 years of age or disabled and meet the income guidelines for public housing established by the Fitchburg, Gardner, and Leominster Housing Authorities in order to reside in a supportive housing building.
For more information:
- Contact the Supportive Housing Coordinator at the Gardner (978-632-3759), Fitchburg (978-345-6799) or Leominster Site (978-537-0572) or call for Information and Referral at 1-800-734-7312 for more information.
Disclaimer: This resource comes as a courtesy from ASNCM. You are hereby notified that Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts does not recommend, guarantee, or assume liability for the performance or lack thereof, for any of the resources listed.
Compiled by the Information & Referral at Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts. (Updated annually 9/2021; revised 9/2021)