Brockton Housing Authority
PO Box 7070
Brockton, Plymouth County, MA

508-588-6880 http://www.brocktonhousingauthority.com/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List (MS8HCVCWL) administers 93 housing authorities in the state of Massachusetts. Its waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened in January 2003, and is open indefinitely.


There are three ways to apply


2. Download and print the application. There are applications available in seven different languages:


3. Contact your respective housing authority to have an application mailed to you. The MS8HCVCWL has provided a link to find your local housing authority's contact information.

Once the application has been completed, mail or deliver it in person to your local housing authority.

Please note: Once the application has been submitted, it will be included on the centralized waiting list, and will be under consideration for every participating housing authority. Because of this, there is no need to apply to multiple participating housing authorities, and only one application will be accepted. 

Please click this link to read the MS8HCVCWL preferences.

Applicants with disabilities who require help can call any housing authority. Contact information has been provided above.

For more information, please call the MS8HCVCWL at 1-877-868-0400.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Brockton Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The BHA offers four public housing communities with 1,624 units for families and senior/disabled individuals. For a complete list of each community the BHA offers, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the BHA to pick up an application, located at 45 Goddard Rd., P.O. Box 7070, Brockton, MA 02303 during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: If claiming a preference be sure to include documentation.

The BHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Brockton, employed, elderly, disabled, or veteran.

More information can be found by visiting the BHA website at http://www.brocktonhousingauthority.com/, or by calling 508-588-6880 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Brockton Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 1,624 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,149 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Brockton Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Brockton Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (59%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (41%) to that of all housing authorities in Massachusetts, Brockton Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Massachusetts.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Brockton Housing Authority scored an average of 82 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 31 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Brockton 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Brockton Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 65. The scores for properties managed by Brockton Housing Authority range from a high of 98 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Brockton Housing Authority portfolio is Campello High Rise and the lowest scoring property is Roosevelt Heights.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 67% of properties managed by Brockton Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

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 Brockton Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/21/11 Plan
2011 7/20/11 Plan
2010 11/12/09 Plan
2009 1/27/09 Plan
2008 4/2/08 Plan
2007 12/28/06 Plan
2006 4/18/06 Plan
2005 6/3/05 Plan
2004 2/3/05 Plan
2003 10/29/03 Plan
2002 9/3/03 Plan
2001 9/21/01 Plan
2000 4/28/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Brockton from ApartmentSmart

Hamilton Wade
1 - 2 BR
Douglas House
1 - 2 BR

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Public Housing Projects

1,624

Public Housing Units

1,149

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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