The Sharon Housing Authority is dedicated to providing low-income housing to the public with preference for residents of Sharon. The Authority provides eighty-eight one bedroom apartments for elderly and disabled citizens at the Hixson Farm Road complex, six two bedroom apartments for families at the former Pleasant Street School and a residential facility on Bay Road which is leased on a long term basis to the May Center. The Authority also holds Alternative Housing Vouchers. This is a rental assistance program in the form of transitional vouchers that provides a housing option for non-elderly disabled persons. The Authority's funding comes from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.