Applicants

The Ipswich Housing Authority provides safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for Ipswich seniors, disabled individuals  and families. The Ipswich Housing Authority is committed to providing fair and non-discriminatory practices throughout our affordable housing programs.

Voucher Program:

The Ipswich Housing Authority also administers 48 mobile  Section 8 vouchers and 7 project based vouchers located at Memorial Gardens. The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program consists of 5 mobile vouchers and 28 project based vouchers located at Cable Gardens.

Public Housing:

The Ipswich Housing Authority currently administers 238 affordable units located at:

Agawam Village
Southern Manor
Southern Heights
Caroline Ave

Click here to apply for the Public Housing Program using the Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Public Housing.

Public Housing Applications & Documentation

Standard Application for Public Housing

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP (word)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP (adobe)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP Spanish Translation (word)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP Spanish Translation (adobe)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP Chinese Translation (adobe)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP Haitian Creole Translation (adobe)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP Khmer Translation (adobe)

Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP Portuguese Translation (adobe)

Request for Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications

Notice to All Applicants and Residents Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

Verification of Handicapped Status for State-Aided Elderly/Handicapped Housing (revised)

Verification of Disability Form for Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications

Emergency Application for Public Housing

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing Spanish Translation (word)

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing Spanish Translation (adobe)

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing Chinese Translation (adobe)

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing Haitian Creole Translation (adobe)

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing Khmer Translation (adobe)

Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Public Housing Portuguese Translation (adobe)

Emergency Application Instructions

Checklist of Required Verification Document for Priority Status

Physician Verification of Severe Medical Emergency
(only applies if requesting priority due to Severe Medical Emergency)

DHCD Model Emergency Case Plan

Income Limits

State Public Housing & State Alternative Housing Voucher Program Income Limits

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program Eligibility/Income Limits

Additional Documents

Applicant's Declaration of Residency and Authorization to Release Information

Housing Search Form

DHCD Form Lease for Public Housing

Fair Information Act - Statement of Rights

General Information

Types of Housing at each Local Housing Authority

Definition of Programs, Eligibility and Qualifications Requirement, Priorities and Preferences; Income Limits

Local Housing Authority Addresses and Telephone Numbers

General Resources: 

The Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry
NEW location
Southern Heights
Ipswich, MA

HOURS
Tuesday: 11-5
Thursday: 11-7
Call: (978) 283-6776
Serving: Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham.

Social Security Administration
Supplemental Security Benefits Income (SSI) Benefits
Resources for Health Care in Massachusetts
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)