Open Until Further Notice: Massachusetts Housing Choice 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Centralized Waiting List
The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List is currently open, from January 2003, until further notice.
There are three ways to apply:
- Complete the online application here.
- Download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Preliminary Application" in your native language.
- Contact a participating housing authority request an application by mail. Participating housing authority contact information can be found here.
Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to any participating housing authority. Participating housing authority address information can be found here.
The waiting list will be sorted differently by each housing authority according to its own preferences.
Participating housing authorities may have any of the following preferences: 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; Displaced by domestic violence; Elderly (62+); Near elderly (55+); Extremely low income; Health disability affecting housing need; Homeless; Participant in Metro Program in Wayland school; Rent burdened 50% of income; Rent burdened 40% of income; one-person family; substandard housing; tenants of Project-Based units; clients for Project-Based units; Veteran; Working. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 1-877-868-0040.
Last Updated on 06/05/2019.