Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call any participating housing authority. Participating housing authority contact information has been provided above.
The following preferences have been identified: 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, domestic violence, elderly (62+), near elderly (55+), extremely low income, health conditions disability affecting housing ned, homeless, participant in Metro Program in Wayland school, rent burdened, single person, substandard housing, tenants of Project-Based untits, clients for Project-Based units, veteran, working. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.
Please note: Once the application has been submitted, it will be included on the centralized waiting list, and will be under consideration for every participating housing authority. Because of this, there is no need to apply to multiple participating housing authorities, and only one application will be accepted.
Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.
For more information, visit the MS8HCVCWL website, call the office at 1 (877) 868-0400, or call the office of the housing authority in your area of interest.
Public Housing Waitlist: Closed
This information was last updated on June 19th, 2015.
The Lawrence Housing Authority (LHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.
Please note: The family public housing waiting list is currently closed.
The LHA offers four public housing communities with 1,049 for families and senior/disabled individuals.
To apply for public housing, visit the LHA to pick up an application, located at 353 Elm St., Lawrence, MA between normal office hours Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above on Wednesdays only.
Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
No preferences were noted.
For more information the LHA can be reached by calling 978-683-2751 during normal office hours.
Public Housing Property Inspection Scores
All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.
The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.
The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.
A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.
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