The Holyoke Housing Authority is also committed to expanding the range and quality of housing choices available to participants in its tenant-based assistance program, public housing program and to all low to moderate income Holyoke residents.
To meet this goal the Authority developed its Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program. This program allows qualified voucher holders the opportunity to purchase a home of their own. To educate potential homeowners the Authority partnered with the City of Holyoke to offer First-Time Homebuyer Workshops. To assist these buyers with the expenses associated with down payment and closing costs the Authority began administrating the City of Holyoke's Borrower's Assistance Program funded through the HOME program.