Beverly Housing Authority

137 Bridge Street (Rear)
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts
(978) 922-3100

Beverly Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Beverly, Massachusetts that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Beverly Housing Authority serves Beverly.

Open Now: Open Indefinitely Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List

The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List is a partnership between 102 of the 131 housing authorities in Massachusetts. Applicants submit one application to apply to a centralized waiting list. Selected applicants will be placed on the centralized waiting list, and will be under consideration for every participating housing authority. Waiting list information can be found on our page here.

Other Beverly Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Beverly Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Beverly Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/14/2018, it is not known if Beverly Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Beverly Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Beverly Housing Authority manages 380 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 272 37 2 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,020 $690 $735 $914
Monthly Cost $277,449 $25,533 $1,470 $63,055

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Beverly Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 72 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $19,338 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Beverly Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 25% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Beverly Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $472 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,113. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Beverly Housing Authority

20 Sohier Rd
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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