BHDC provides Section 8 mobile vouchers to more than 600 low-income families throughout Berkshire County under a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development that uses funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, and the rent must be reasonable in comparison to rents for similar, non-assisted units in the same neighborhood or community. Rental assistance is paid directly to the landlord; the amount is determined based on the family’s income. The family pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the Section 8 rental assistance.All units must pass an inspection and be in compliance with applicable lead paint laws.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently all the vouchers allocated to BHDC are in use, and we are not issuing any new vouchers. If and when vouchers become available, we will begin selecting applicants from the waiting list. You may still apply for Section 8 housing, but you should understand that the approval process is long.
For more information or to request an application, please contact Calmira Carmon, Intake Coordinator at (413) 499-4887 ext. 123 or via e-mail at email@example.com.