The mission of the Chicopee Housing Authority is to provide decent,
safe, sanitary housing to persons and families of low income in the
City of Chicopee in accordance with state and federal law. This is
accomplished through a mix of state and federally-aided housing
programs. Through the administration of these programs the CHA is
maintaining its commitment to take a central role in the provision of
affordable housing in our City and to make a contribution in
encouraging the maintenance of a significant portion of our Cityís
housing stock in accordance with HUDís Housing Quality Standards and
the Article II of the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code.
The CHA operates 383 units of conventional federal housing at three
sites in Chicopee; the Cabot Manor Apartments located on Stonina Drive and Plante
Circle, the Memorial Apartments located on Memorial Drive and Debra
Drive and the Canterbury Arms Apartments located at 165 East Main
Street. Primary eligibility is based on household income.
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Applications for public housing programs are available at the main
office of the CHA. Inquiries may be directed to the Tenant Selection
office at (413) 592-6132 x112. Rental
applications are not accepted between the hours of 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M., Monday through
Friday. No se aceptan solicitudes de aquiler de Lunes a Viernes de 12:00P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
The CHA operates state-aided public housing programs under Chapter 200
(Veteranís Housing), Chapter 667 (Elder Housing) and Chapter 705 (low
income housing) of the Massachusetts General Laws. Nine developments
totaling 816 units are currently owned and managed in Chicopee. Primary
eligibility is based on household income. Eligibility for the various
programs is also based on factors such as veteran status, age and
See the Massachusetts
Department of Housing and Community Development Web Site for more
Regulations describing eligibility and Applications are available at
the main office of the CHA. Inquiries may be directed to the Tenant
Selection office at (413) 592-6132 x111 or x112. Rental applications are not accepted between the
hours of 12:00 P. M. - 2:00 P. M., Monday through Friday. No se aceptan solicitudes de aquiler
de Lunes a Viernes de 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Housing Choice Voucher
The CHA assists
renters in the private market with the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Eligibility is based on income. The CHA will pay a portion of the
Voucher Holderís rent directly to their landlord. Application are
available from the CHA or from the MASSNAHRO
web site. The CHA participates in the statewide waiting list system
with other MASSNAHRO Members. Applications may be obtained from, and
filed with any participating agency.
Get the complete text of the Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance Rental
Voucher Program Administrative Plan
Inquiries may be directed to our Housing Choice Voucher Office at
(413) 592-6132 x104.
Chicopee Housing Authority developments are maintained by an
in-house maintenance department that includes a licensed plumber and a
licensed electrician. Our staff of professional maintenance employees
is fully equipped and capable of addressing the daily needs of all
housing units. Maintenance requests and inquiries may be directed to
the Maintenance Department at (413) 592-6132 x110.
24 hour emergency service provided at (413) 592-6132.
Modernization / Housing Inspection
The CHA operates a
federal Capital Fund Program focusing on improvements to the
federally-aided public housing developments. Through this program more
than five million dollars has been allocated for improvements ranging
from door and window replacement to kitchen and bathroom modernization.
The CHA annual plan will describe those improvements currently planned.
These are large files:
Annual Plan, Annual
Comments on the CHA Annual Plan may be
forwarded to Chicopee Housing
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
funds specific improvements for state-aided CHA developments. Recent
improvements included a full replacement of the electric distribution
and service at the Leo P. Senecal Apartments
and window and door replacement at the Governor George D. Robinson
Apartments. Inquiries regarding housing improvements may be directed to
the Modernization office at (413) 594-3605.
This office is also charged with the responsibility for conducting
annual inspections of all CHA owned units and Housing Choice Voucher
Quality Control Inspections. Questions regarding inspections may be
addressed at (413) 594-3605.