Bellingham Housing Authority
10 Wrentham Manor
Bellingham, Norfolk County, MA


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Bellingham Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 30 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Bellingham Housing Authority is designated as Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Bellingham Housing Authority is among the 49% of Massachusetts housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Bellingham Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2005 and a low score of 44 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Bellingham Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Massachusetts housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Bellingham Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 3/6/08 Plan
2007 2/21/07 Plan
2006 3/23/06 Plan
2005 3/17/05 Plan
2004 6/1/04 Plan
2003 3/31/03 Plan
2002 3/12/03 Plan
2001 6/1/01 Plan
2000 3/24/00 Plan

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Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Very Small (1 - 49)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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