Hingham Housing Authority

30 Thaxter Street
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 2043

Hingham Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Hingham Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Hingham.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Massachusetts Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Hingham Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Massachusetts Public 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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

 There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the HHA application online here
  2. Pick-up an application at the HHA office located at 30 Thaxter Street, Hingham, Massachusetts 02043; Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.
  3. Call (781) 741-1417 to request an application by mail.

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

  1. Mailed to the HHA office at 30 Thaxter Street, Hingham, Massachusetts, 02043.
  2. Dropped off at the HHA office at the address above, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, ET.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Veterans,Victims of Domestic Violence, Displaced by Natural Disaster, Working/Employed.

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

For more information, visit the HHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (781) 741-1417.

Last Updated on 12/13/2018.

About Hingham Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Hingham 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Hingham Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Hingham Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hingham Housing Authority manages 24 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Vouchers 24
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,188
Monthly Cost $28,514

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hingham 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 8% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 6 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.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $14,586 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 15% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

43% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hingham Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% 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. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Hingham Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $365 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $2,222. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.

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.