Falmouth Housing Authority

115 Scranton Avenue
Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 2540

Falmouth Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of December 6th, 2021, Falmouth Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Falmouth Housing Authority serves Falmouth.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cape Cod Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
State Aided Family Housing Open Until Further Notice
Disabled Individual Adult Living Open Until Further Notice
Mod Rehab Single Room Occupancy Open Until Further Notice
Falmouth, Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Falmouth, Massachusetts Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Falmouth Housing Authority Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Open Falmouth Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Falmouth Housing Authority Website: http://www.falmouthhousing.org.

Falmouth Housing Authority Phone: (508) 548-1977.

Open Until Further Notice: Cape Cod Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Cape Cod Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 7, 2020 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: For this particular housing program, applicants must be age 62 or older.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FHA, as of August 14, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (508) 548-1977 or email info@falmouthhousing.org.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/26/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: State Aided Family Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) State Aided Family Housing (Chapter 705) waiting list for 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 11, 2015 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application that is available online here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the link under the paragraph about the "705 program."
  2. Complete the application at the FHA office, located at 115 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02540; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm; and Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  3. Call (508) 548-1977 to request an application by mail.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (508) 548-1977 or email info@falmouthhousing.org.

Last Updated on 04/26/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Disabled Individual Adult Living Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) Disabled Individual Adult Living Program (DIAL) waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the FHA, "For this program, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and disabled."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "DIAL -  Paper Application" link.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Examples incl: Physical or Mental Abuse; Law enforcement recommends rehousing; hate crimes victim; Inaccessibility due to impairment; HUD Disposition of multi-family projects; Homeless Title 42 U.S.C.
  • Do you live in substandard housing (no running water, heat, etc.)? A homeless family is considered to be living in substandard housing.
  • Do you pay more than 50% of your gross monthly income for rent and utilities (gas, electric)?
  • Do you currently live or work in the Town of Falmouth? Work is defined as working 15 hrs per wk/more for the past six (6) mo. Live is defined as being a current resident for the most current 6 mo.
  • If you are not a resident of the Town of Falmouth, do you live or work (for the most current 6 months) in counties of Barnstable, Dukes or Nantucket.
  • Are you or your surviving spouse (still married at the time of death) a Veteran of the US Armed Forces with an honorable discharge?
  • Did you receive a DIAL voucher from Barnstable, Falmouth or Bourne housing authorities and you are no longer eligible for the voucher (i.e. your family size has increased)?
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities transitioning out of institutional and/or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (508) 548-1977 or email info@falmouthhousing.org.

Last Updated on 04/26/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Mod Rehab Single Room Occupancy Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) waiting list for Mod Rehab Single Room Occupancy apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the FHA, "This housing program provides permanent supportive housing for seven (7) homeless individuals. Applicants must be homeless and at least 18 years of age."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Examples incl: Physical or Mental Abuse; Law enforcement recommends rehousing; hate crimes victim; Inaccessibility due to impairment; HUD Disposition of multi-family projects; Homeless Title 42 U.S.C.
  • Do you live in substandard housing (no running water, heat, etc.)? A homeless family is considered to be living in substandard housing.
  • Do you pay more than 50% of your gross monthly income for rent and utilities (gas, electric)?
  • Do you currently live or work in the Town of Falmouth? Work is defined as working 15 hrs per wk/more for the past six (6) mo. Live is defined as being a current resident for the most current 6 mo.
  • If you are not a resident of the Town of Falmouth, do you live or work (for the most current 6 months) in counties of Barnstable, Dukes or Nantucket.
  • Are you or your surviving spouse (still married at the time of death) a Veteran of the US Armed Forces with an honorable discharge?
  • Did you receive a DIAL voucher from Barnstable, Falmouth or Bourne housing authorities and you are no longer eligible for the voucher (i.e. your family size has increased)?
  • Non-elderly persons with disabilities transitioning out of institutional and/or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (508) 548-1977 or email info@falmouthhousing.org.

Last Updated on 04/26/2021.

Other Falmouth Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Falmouth, Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the application that was available online here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Mainstream: Household includes a non-elderly person (18-61 years of age) with disabilities and is transitioning out of institutional and/or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, at risk of becoming homeless (for reasons beyond Title 42, Chapter 110, Subchapter I, of the United States Code, ref: pgs. 7-9, NOFA -2017 Mainstream Voucher Program).
  • Involuntarily displaced and is not living in standard permanent housing, or is homeless (per Title 42, Chapter 110, Subchapter I, of the United States Code). Examples of involuntary displacement are: (1) Federally declared natural disaster, (2) Physical/Mental Abuse, (3) Reprisal, (4) Hate crimes, (5) Current unit is inaccessible, or (6) HUD disposition.
  • Living in substandard housing (a homeless family is considered to be living in substandard housing).
  • Paying more than 50% of gross monthly income for rent and utilities for at least 90 days.
  • Live or work in the Town of Falmouth. Work is defined as working for at least 15 hours per week for the past six (6) months.
  • Live or work in the remainder of Barnstable County, Dukes or Nantucket Counties. Work is defined as working for at least 15 hours a week for the past six (6) months.
  • Veteran of the US Armed Forces with an honorable discharge or his or her surviving spouse.
  • Participants in the DIAL Program who are no longer eligible.

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

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FHA website on April 26, 2021.

Last Updated on 05/31/2021.

Closed: Falmouth, Massachusetts Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on May 31, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the FHA, this waiting list is for applicants "between ages of 18-61, disabled, at risk/homelessness."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the application that was available online here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Mainstream: Household includes a non-elderly person (18-61 years of age) with disabilities and is transitioning out of institutional and/or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, at risk of becoming homeless (for reasons beyond Title 42, Chapter 110, Subchapter I, of the United States Code, ref: pgs. 7-9, NOFA -2017 Mainstream Voucher Program).
  • Involuntarily displaced and is not living in standard permanent housing, or is homeless (per Title 42, Chapter 110, Subchapter I, of the United States Code). Examples of involuntary displacement are: (1) Federally declared natural disaster, (2) Physical/Mental Abuse, (3) Reprisal, (4) Hate crimes, (5) Current unit is inaccessible, or (6) HUD disposition.
  • Living in substandard housing (a homeless family is considered to be living in substandard housing).
  • Paying more than 50% of gross monthly income for rent and utilities for at least 90 days.
  • Live or work in the Town of Falmouth. Work is defined as working for at least 15 hours per week for the past six (6) months.
  • Live or work in the remainder of Barnstable County, Dukes or Nantucket Counties. Work is defined as working for at least 15 hours a week for the past six (6) months.
  • Veteran of the US Armed Forces with an honorable discharge or his or her surviving spouse.
  • Participants in the DIAL Program who are no longer eligible.

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

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FHA website on April 26, 2021.

Last Updated on 05/31/2021.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) Senior/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on July 31, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The FHA does not offer a Family Public Housing program.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application and HUD Form 92006.

For more information, visit the FHA website.

Last Updated on 08/18/2020.

About Falmouth Housing Authority

More information about Falmouth Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.falmouthhousing.org.

Representatives of Falmouth Housing Authority may be available by phone at (508) 548-1977. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/06/2021, it is not known if Falmouth Housing Authority is either absorbing 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 Falmouth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Falmouth Housing Authority manages 362 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 288 1 70 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,048 $1,556 $708 $606
Monthly Cost $301,710 $1,556 $49,556 $1,818

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Falmouth 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 9% having issued approximately 44 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $16,968 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

33% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Falmouth Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Falmouth Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $427 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,094. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $195.



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 Apartments Operated by Falmouth Housing Authority

James L Conley Tataket Apartments

138 Teaticket Hwy
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Rose Morin

58 Rose Morin Ln
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