State-funded public housing for seniors and people with disabilities is open to households where one member of the household is at least 60 years of age or has a disability and meets certain income guidelines. Homeyer Village is our Chapter 667 elderly/disabled development located at 7 Job’s Fishing Road in Mashpee (next to Christ the King Parish). This development has 24 one-bedroom apartments on two floors (no elevator).
This housing is open to people of all ages, including single people, people with disabilities, and families. The Mashpee Housing Authority manages 6 three-bedroom units in the Breezy Acres property.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) was created by Congress under Section 252 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to promote the construction and rehabilitation of housing for low income persons. The tax credit provides a means by which developers may raise capital for the construction or acquisition and substantial rehabilitation of housing for low income persons. Under the federal income tax code, investors in low income rental housing are permitted to take a credit against taxes owed the federal government. In Massachusetts, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the allocating agency for tax credits. DHCD is responsible for preparing the annual allocation plan and making it available for review by interested members of the public before final publication. Because it depends on investor capital rather than just direct government subsidies, the LIHTC has imposed market discipline that results in long term stability for the projects. The Asher's Path properties is under the LIHTC.
The Mashpee Housing Authority manages a Mobile MRVP program and an MRVP Project Based Program. The tenant-based voucher, which is known as Mobile, is assigned to the Participant and is valid for any housing unit that meets the standards of the state sanitary code.
The Project Based vouchers are assigned to a specific housing unit or development. which in Mashpee is a rental assistance program based at Mashpee Village (MV). There is a waiting list, but Mashpee residents are given preference over non-residents. Once your name comes up on the list, you will be offered a rental unit at MV. Your rent portion will be based on your income and deductions, and the housing authority will pay the difference between your MV, so if you decide to move from Mashpee Village, you cannot receive rental assistance once you move (unless you have obtained a different form of rental assistance). Vouchers are issued for one, two, three or four bedrooms. Mashpee residents will receive a resident preference when applying. The MV also screens applicants for eligibility.
Great Cove Community consists of ten units of affordable rental family units, with a mix of two and three-bedrooms. Eight of the ten units are subsidized by the Section 8 program and rents are calculated on household income.
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