Congregate Housing

True Companionship is Never Far Away

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Congregate Housing


To be eligible for Congregate Housing, an individual must be:
  • Age 60 or older or an adult under age 60 with a disability
  • Meet income guidelines for a rental housing subsidy. Tenants pay 30% of net monthly income for rent
  • Able to function independently with supportive services
  • Interested in the social interactions of a shared living environment.


The Holyoke Congregate Housing Program is a residential, shared living arrangement for 20 individuals. It is a housing option which fosters independence, provides supportive services, allows privacy and encourages companionship.

To Apply for Congregate Housing

Call Holyoke Housing Authority at (413)539-2228 or WestMass ElderCare (I&R) Information and Referral Department (413)538-9020


Holyoke Congregate House, completed in 1995, features a 2-story colonial building located on the grounds of the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke, near Route 91 and the Ingleside Mall of Holyoke.
  • Private bedroom with kitchenette and private half bathroom
  • Shared full shower bathrooms
  • Shared living room, dining room, kitchen, library, crafts room, laundry
  • Elevator
  • Air conditioned
  • Open porch
  • Barrier free rooms
  • Supportive Services from home care and community resources including:
    • Homemaker
    • Transportation
    • Personal Care Assistance
    • Grocery Shopping
    • Meal Plan
    • Adult Day Health & Social Day Care
    • Casemanagement
    • Home Health Services
    • Emergency Response System