Haverhill Housing Authority

25-C Washington Square
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
(978) 372-6761

Haverhill Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Haverhill, Massachusetts that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of December 14th, 2018, Haverhill Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Massachusetts Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Haverhill Housing Authority serves Haverhill.

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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Massachusetts Public Housing Other Open Indefinitely

Open Haverhill Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Massachusetts Public Housing Waiting List

The Haverill Housing Authority (HHA) Massachusetts Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4 -bedroom units is currently open, from November 8, 2018, until further notice

 There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the HHA office located at 25-C Washington Square, Haverill, Massachusetts 01830; Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.
  2. Call (978) 372-6761, to request an application sent by mail.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to the HHA office at  25-C Washington Square, Haverill, Massachusetts,01830
  2. Dropped off at the HHA office at the address above, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, ET.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, contact the HHA.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (978) 372-6761.

Last Updated on 12/13/2018.

About Haverhill Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/14/2018, it is not known if Haverhill 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 Haverhill Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Haverhill Housing Authority manages 459 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
Vouchers 310 19 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $725 $761 $1,052
Monthly Cost $224,879 $14,456 $7,362

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Haverhill 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 81 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 38 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 $17,488 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 79% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 24% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

39% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Haverhill Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% 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. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

55% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Haverhill Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $424 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $824. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.



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.