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Andover Housing Authority

Andover Housing Authority
100 Morton Street
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-2365

The Andover Housing Authority offers affordable housing to families, seniors and disabled people. The family property is located on Memorial Circle, with 56 two, three and four bedroom units in brick townhouses. There are 218 one bedroom units for Seniors and Disabled people located on Chestnut Court, Grandview Terrace, Frye Circle and Stowe Court. Rents are based on thirty percent of adjusted gross income for elderly and disabled people and thirty-two percent for families including utilities.

A five member Board of Commissioners oversees the Housing Authority, and contracts for an Executive Director. Four of the Board Members are elected by Town Voters, and one is appointed by the Governor. They each serve for a term of five years.

The Board of Commissioners of the Andover Housing Authority hold public meetings on the third Thursday of every month at the Stowe Court Community Room located at 100 Morton Street, with the exception of the January, May and October meeting which are held at the Frye Circle Community Room located at 256 North Main Street.

State Funded Programs:

Income limits are as follows:

1 person $45,500

2 people $52,000

3 people $58,500

4 people $65,000

5 people $70,200

6 people $75,470

7 people $80,600

8 people $85,800

The waiting list for our State Aided FAMILY Housing Program will open on 1-22-14 and close at 4:00p.m. on 2-5-14. The waiting list for State funded housing for SENIOR/DISABLED people is ALWAYS open. Please check the link below to obtain a Preliminary Application or call The Andover Housing Authority office at 978-475-2365 or stop by the office at 100 Morton Street, Andover, MA.

Federally Funded Programs

The AHA is part of the State Wide Centralized Waiting List for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The waiting list is open until further notice. Income limits are as follows:

1 person $31,350

2 people $35,800

3 people $40,300

4 people $44,750

5 people $48,350

6 people $51,950

7 people $55,500

8 people $59,100

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program payment standards (all utilities included) are as follows:

Efficiency Unit 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
$780 $890 $1,142 $1,423 $1,527

To obtain an application for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program please go to or call the Andover Housing Authority office.
Our Office Hours are 8:00a.m. to 4:15p.m. on Monday through Thursday. On Fridays we are open 8:00a.m. to 12:00 noon. You may also e-mail a request or inquiry to or call (978) 475-2365 x102.

Outstanding Agency Awards

The Andover Housing Authority received Outstanding Agency Awards from The Massachusetts Chapter of The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for the following programs:

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