Burlington Housing Authority
15 Birchcrest Street
Burlington, Middlesex County, MA

781-272-7786

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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Burlington Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 93 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Burlington Housing Authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Burlington 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 (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, Burlington Housing Authority scored an average of 76 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 0 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Massachusetts is 76.35.

Burlington Housing Authority has an average score that is less 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)

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 Burlington Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/20/10 Plan
2008 4/22/08 Plan
2007 1/24/07 Plan
2006 4/3/06 Plan
2005 1/13/06 Plan
2004 1/21/04 Plan
2003 1/21/04 Plan
2002 10/23/03 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Burlington from ApartmentSmart

93

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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