Affordable Housing

Bridgewell has long been recognized as a leader in providing safe and affordable housing in Lowell and Lynn for individuals with disabilities, the homeless and individuals with a dual diagnosis. Housing opportunities range from rooming houses to apartment living, and many include a variety of rental subsidy programs funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program

Bridgewell administers 200 housing vouchers for very-low income individuals who are disabled and their families so that they can afford safe, decent and affordable housing in their communities.  Participants must meet the income eligibility guidelines and have proof of a disability to qualify for the program.

Bridgewell is a designated housing authority and as such abides by all applicable local and federal requirements.

Pathfinder Apartments

Pathfinder Apartments are located in Lowell and are comprised of 12 large efficiency units. These units were funded through a combination of federal and state programs including HUD/McKinney Vento. Participants must be chronically homeless, have a mental illness and meet the very low income guidelines. Case Management services are offered to assist with community integration and maintaining permanent housing.

Representative Payee Services

Bridgewell’s HUD funded representative payee services help transition homeless individuals to permanent housing and teach individuals money management skills needed to maintain their housing. Staff members act as administrators appointed by the Social Security Administration to assist in the management of finances including paying rent, utilities and other bills on behalf of the beneficiary.

Staff also provides assistance in locating suitable housing and securing housing subsidies.

For information on any of our affordable housing programs, contact housing@bridgewell.org.