Housing Authority


The Gardner Housing Authority (GHA) administers a variety of housing programs sponsored by both the State and Federal Government.

These programs include:
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (private sector apartments with rents subsidized by the Federal Government)
  • State-Aided Family, Elderly / Handicapped units
  • Shared living in Congregate Elderly Housing (these apartments are owned by the State and managed by the GHA).

Apartment Building


Name Title Appointed By
Irene H. Dubzinski
Treasurer Governor
Stephen Hancock
Assistant Treasurer
George Ouellet
Vice Chairman
Roger Tousignant
Chairman Mayor
Jeanne May Tenant Representative Mayor

Public Housing Information

Massachusetts Section 8 Centralized Waiting List

The Massachusetts Section 8 Centralized Waiting List is a partnership of 101 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which streamlines their application process for a Section 8 Voucher. The centralized waiting list opened on January 6, 2003 and will remain open and accept applications indefinitely.

CHAMP (Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Public-Housing

Use this site to apply for state-aided public housing and find any existing applications you may have. Moving forward, as your address changes or other information on your application changes, you will only need to update information at this site.