Community Housing Information
The Department provides different types of homes in the community for adults. These homes provide 24 hour care, supervision, basic life and community living skills training. The homes may be operated directly by the Department or by provider agencies under contracts with the Department. These homes are located in towns and cities throughout the Commonwealth. Most homes are single family residences with 4 or 5 bedrooms or side by side 4 bedroom duplexes. Below are pictures of state operated and provider operated homes.
State Operated Homes
A Home in Bedford (RTF) - click to see pictures of the outside and inside of a DDS operated home in Bedford
A Home in Chelmsford (RTF) - click to see pictures of the outside and inside of a DDS operated home in Bedford
A Home in Shrewsbury (RTF) - click to see pictures of the outside and inside of a DDS operated home in Shrewsbury.
Provider Operated Homes
A Home in Lawrence (RTF) - click to see pictures of the outside and inside of a provider operated home in Lawrence
A Home in North Andover (RTF) - click to see pictures of the outside of a provider's home in North Andover.
You can also see additional pictures of life in our community homes by clicking on the following:
Development of New Housing Using Public Subsidies
In collaboration with the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, and Citizens' Housing and Planning Association, we developed "Guidelines for the Development of New Housing Using Public Subsidies." These Guidelines provide guidance to agency staff, service providers and housing developers on requirements for building new housing and renovating existing housing for individuals served by the Department. Accompanying the Guidelines is a description of the process for the submission, review and approval of proposed housing projects and related forms.
This information is provided by the Department of Developmental Services.