Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the agency's housing programs. On our website, you will find links to documents that range from applications for the various housing programs; housing plans; the Section 8 Administrative Plan; the Federal 5 year plan; minutes from the Board of Commissioners meetings; Annual Reports; numerous agency policies and even opportunities for volunteering. We hope that as you wander your way through our website you find the vast amount of information beneficial to you.

Public Notice for Sec 8 HCV Waitlist Applicants

The Amherst Housing Authority (AHA) is adding a limited preference to its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for applicants who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The preference will be limited to 13 eligible families. The AHA will begin implementing this limited preference on July 31, 2020.


To qualify for the limited preference, families must be currently experiencing homelessness, at-risk of homelessness, transitioning out of an institutional or segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, or residing in a Rapid Rehousing or Permanent Supportive Housing program and be at-risk of homelessness.


Please open the above PDF document for further details.

Annual Plan

The Amherst Housing Authority will be holding it’s yearly Annual Plan meeting this coming January 24th @ 1:00 p.m.  A draft of the Annual Plan can be viewed in person in the lobby of the Ann Whalen Building, and the community rooms at Jean Elder and  Chestnut Court.  They can additionally be viewed online at :


The Annual Plan contains vital information on our programs, work orders, tenant surveys and capital projects and more! There is a portion of the meeting that is allotted to public questions and comments.