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Housing

Abby’s House operates 72 single room supportive housing units for women and 7 two-bedroom apartments for women and children in three buildings in Worcester.

Accessing Housing

Waitlist applications for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units and Two-Bedroom Apartments are available. Please complete the appropriate form in its entirety and mail back to:

Abby Kelley Foster House Inc.
Management Office
52 High Street
Worcester, MA 01609

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Rose Rodriguez, Associate Director of Housing, at 508-756-5486 x236.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Units

Eligibility

  • No use of alcohol or illegal substances
  • Evidence of ability to maintain safe and decent living conditions
  • Meets income requirements
  • Evidence of ability to pay rent on time
  • Women only

Rent/Lease

  • Monthly rent is $550-$625
  • Rental assistance may be available according to income
  • Housing vouchers are accepted
  • Lease is for one year
  • No pets

Utilities/Appliances

  • Heat, water, and electric are included in the rent
  • Tenant is responsible for cable and telephone
  • Room is furnished with bed, bureau, and small fridge

Amenities

  • Advocacy and support services available
  • Membership to the Abby’s House Women’s Center
  • Coin-op washer and dryer onsite
  • Fenced outdoor courtyard
  • Security cameras
  • Limited parking; parking garages nearby

Affordable, 2-Bedroom Apartments

Eligibility

  • No use of alcohol or illegal substances
  • Evidence of ability to maintain safe and decent living conditions
  • Income between $15,000 and $40,000
  • Evidence of ability to pay rent on time
  • Women and children

Rent/Lease

  • Monthly rent is $1,036
  • Housing vouchers are accepted
  • Rental assistance from Abby’s House may be available according to income
  • Lease is for one year
  • No pets

Utilities/Appliances

  • Heat and water are included in the rent
  • Tenant is responsible for electric, cable, and telephone
  • Stove, refrigerator, and microwave included
  • Tenant is responsible for all other furnishings

Amenities

  • Advocacy and support services available
  • Membership to the Abby’s House Women’s Center
  • Coin-op washer and dryer onsite
  • Fenced backyard
  • Security cameras
  • One parking space per unit available onsite

Additional Resources

For a list of additional community resources and service providers, please visit our shelter page.