Millis Housing Authority

310 Exchange Street
Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
(508) 376-8181

Millis Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Millis, Massachusetts that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of January 18th, 2019, Millis Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Elderly Housing Other Senior Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on October 10th, 2018.

Millis Housing Authority serves Millis.

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
Elderly Housing Open Now
Massachusetts Public Housing Family Closed

Open Millis Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Elderly Housing Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Other Senior Waiting List
  • When:  Open Through  October 10th, 2018
  • How to Apply:  Print Out Application.  Call For Application.  Mail In Application.  Turn In Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Preferences:  Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Millis Housing Authority (MHA) Elderly Housing waiting list lottery for 1-Bedroom Elderly units is currently open, until November 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm ET.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.               
  2. Pick up an application at the MHA office located at 310 Exchange Street, Millis, Massachusetts 02054, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.
  3. Call (508) 376-8181 to request an application sent to you by mail.

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

  1. Mailed to the MHA office at 310 Exchange Street, Massachusetts 02054.                    
  2. Dropped off at the MHA office at the address above, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. All applications submitted by November 10, 2018 will become part of the lottery system for tenant selection set forth by Department of Housing and Community Development. After the completion of the lottery, the Millis Housing Authority will continue to accept applications, and 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 MHA website here or call the MHA office at (508) 376-8181.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (508) 376-8181.

Last Updated on 11/06/2018.

Other Millis Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Massachusetts Public Housing Family Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 11/10/2018.

About Millis Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/18/2019, it is not known if Millis 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.


About the Millis Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Millis Housing Authority manages 21 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 19 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $945 $842
Monthly Cost $17,956 $1,683

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Millis 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 16% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 4 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 2.1 persons and has a household income of $16,374 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 84% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% 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, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

25% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Millis Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 62% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Millis Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $411 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,145. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.



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.