Learn more about Bourne Housing Authority.
This housing authority participates in the Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List, which is a partnership between 103 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.
The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List is currently open.
The Massachusetts Centralized waiting list will accept applications from January 6, 2003, until further notice.
There are three ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to any participating housing authority. Participating housing authority address information can be found here.
Income limit information can be found here.
The waiting list will be sorted differently by each housing authority according to its own preferences.
Participating housing authorities may have any of the following preferences: Activated military personnel to Persian Gulf; Board of Health condemnation; Disabled; Displaced by hate crime or reprisal, Displaced by landlord non-renewal; Displaced by natural disaster; Displaced by public action; Displaced by domestic violence; Elderly (62+); Near elderly (55+); Extremely low income; Health disability affecting housing need; Homeless; Participant in Metro Program in Wayland school; Rent burdened 50% of income; Rent burdened 40% of income; one-person family; substandard housing; tenants of Project-Based units; clients for Project-Based units; Veteran; Working. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the website here, or contact a participating housing authority listed here.
Sources: This information was verified by the Massachusetts Centralized page on December 28, 2022.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 1-877-868-0040.
Last Updated on 12/28/2022.
Last Updated on 10/11/2018.
871 Shore Road, Bourne, MA (508) 563-7485
Bourne Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 132 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..
Low-income housing managed by Bourne Housing Authority is located in:
Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bourne Housing Authority manages 70 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$1,153||$1,081|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 2% having issued approximately 42 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $17,434 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
27% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.
17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Bourne Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 44% include at least one person with a disability. 62% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Bourne Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $437 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,089. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.
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.