Brookline Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

Learn more about Brookline Housing Authority.

Open: Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Centralized

This housing authority participates in the Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List, which is a partnership between most of the 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:

  1. Complete the online application available here
  2. Download and print the application online. Select the link titled "Preliminary Application" in your native language.
  3. Contact a participating housing authority request an application by mail. Participating housing authority contact information can be found here.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

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 08/08/2023.

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Closed: Family Public Housing

The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 2, 2020, until November 30, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the online paper application.
  2. Send an email to the BHA.
  3. Call the BHA.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Postmarked between November 2, 2020 at 8:30 am and November 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm; and mailed to the BHA.
  2. Dropped off at the BHA drop box.
  3. Emailed to the BHA.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 2 people $77,000
  • 3 people $86,650
  • 4 people $96,250
  • 5 people $103,950
  • 6 people $111,650

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Natural Disaster.
  • Fleeing Domestic Violence.
  • live or work in Brookline. 

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BHA public notice on November 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Brookline, Massachusetts. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/31/2022.

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About Brookline Housing Authority

90 Longwood Avenue, Brookline, MA | Visit Website | (617) 277-2022

Brookline Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,454 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Brookline Housing Authority is located in Brookline, MA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.