Property type: Affordable Rental Housing
The Orange Teen House, located in downtown Orange, offers ten subsidized apartments for youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Amenities include supportive services, laundry facilities, convenient access to public transportation, local shops, and restaurants.
Income limits are adjusted according to family size which includes entire household income. All units are subsidized through either the Project Based Housing Choice Voucher program or the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program. Income limits for admission of an applicant are at 30%, 50% and 80% AMI. Income limit information can be found below (see chart) and at huduser.gov.
Please note that the maximum household size for tenancy at Orange Teen Housing is one (1) household member.
Applicants must be 18-24 at the time of application and willing to participate in contracted supportive services provided by Dial Self.
How to Apply
To apply for an apartment at the Orange Teen House, fill out the OTH Application. If you do not have access to a printer, please call us or stop by the office to pick one up.
For applicants between the ages of 18-21, DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services can help you with the application process. Contact the DIAL/SELF TeenLine at (413) 774-7054 x4 or by email to TeenLine@dialself.org.
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How to Apply
To apply for an apartment at the Orange Teen House, fill out the OTH Application.
If you do not have access to a printer, please call us or stop by the office to pick one up.
Further Screening Processes
Once it is determined that a household meets the basic income, status, and/or rent affordability requirements, applicants are further screened in accordance with HRA policy and federal and state fair housing laws. As part of the application process, applicants must authorize HRA to conduct thorough background checks including criminal history and sex offender record information checks, rental history, credit history, and personal references.
Preferences and Priority
The waiting lists for properties managed by HRA without state assistance are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. No priorities or preferences are available.