About Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division

The Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division is a Section 8 public housing agency in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division serves Marlborough.


About the Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division manages 130 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 123 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $958 $889
Monthly Cost $117,791 $6,222

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division

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 11% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 105 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $19,587 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

45% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division voucher holders in 2016 was $473 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,031. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Marlborough C.d.a. - Housing Division

40 Mechanic St
Greater Marlboro Program a and B is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Marlborough.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
450 Boston Post Rd E
Countryside Village is a 118 unit low income housing apartment community in Marlborough.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
120 Prospect St
Prospect Street Apartments is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Marlborough.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities