State Subsidized Elderly/Disabled Housing Opportunities
The WHA currently manages 73 rental apartments for low income seniors and persons with long-term disabilities. Forty-eight of these units can be found at 65 Tadmuck Road and 25 units are located in Graniteville at 7 Cross Street (The Sargent School) and 7 Church Street.
Tadmuck Road Senior/Disabled Housing
This development, built in 1974, is part of the Village at Mystery Spring housing complex located at 65 Tadmuck Road (corner of Rt. 110 and Tadmuck Road) in Westford. It is home to over 50 residents who occupy 48, one-bedroom apartments. All apartments have access to a porch or balcony. Four of the apartments are wheelchair accessible. Residents must be able to live independently although personal services may be available through Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV). Public transportation along Rt. 110 is available through the Lowell Regional Transportation Authority. The Road Runner bus service is also available through the Westford Council on Aging. The complex provides plenty of parking, and a recently-renovated community building with laundry and mail facilities.
Graniteville Senior/Disabled Housing
Our Graniteville housing complex is comprised of two buildings with a total of 25 apartments for seniors and those with long-term disabilities.
The Sargent School, located at 7 Cross Street, is a historic school house built in 1884 to serve the Graniteville neighborhood. The Housing Authority acquired the building from the Town in 1985 and completed renovations in 1988. Many of the residents who currently live at 7 Cross St. went to school there as young children. The building contains 11 apartments, two common lounges, laundry and mail facilities. Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley provides meals on wheels, homemaking or personal care services to qualified residents.
Located directly across from the Sargent School, our 7 Church Street building, built in 1988, contains 14, one-bedroom apartments and a common laundry area. Two apartments are wheelchair accessible. Each apartment has its own porch or balcony to enjoy the out of doors. Road Runner service, provided by the Westford Council on Aging is available for shopping or appointments. Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley provides meals on wheels, homemaking or personal care services to qualified residents.
To be eligible for the State subsidized housing program applicants must meet the following criteria:
- An applicant must be age 60 (or have a long-term disability) and cannot have an annual gross income of over $46,100 for a single person and $52,650 for a two-person family. There is no limit on the amount of assets; however .06% of total assets will be added to gross income, which must remain under the current income limit shown above.
- Rents are based on 30% gross income with an allowance for certain medical deductions. Utilities, except cable TV and phone, are included in the rent.
- State-subsidized housing provides Westford residents with a local preference that allows their applications to be placed on the waiting list ahead of applicants from out of town. Westford residents who have veteran’s service during time of war and who have been honorably discharged, receive an additional preference, placing their application ahead of most other applicants.
To apply for State-subsidized elderly housing please complete and submit an application form. Forms are available from the WHA office in person or you can download below.
If you are in an emergency situation, you should complete and submit the emergency application, in addition to the standard application.