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 City’s housing stock in accordance with
HUD’s Housing Quality Standards and the Article II of the
Massachusetts State Sanitary Code.
Federal Conventional Housing
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. 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.
State-aided Public Housing
The CHA operates state-aided public housing programs
under Chapter 200 (Veteran’s 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 disability.
See the Massachusetts
Department of Housing and Community Development
Web Site for more information.
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. 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.
Section 8 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 Holder’s 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
Get the complete text of the Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance
Rental voucher Program:
Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan
may be directed to our Housing Choice Voucher Office
at (413) 594-3608.
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)
24 hour emergency service provided at (413) 594-3603.
Housing 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
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