Learn more about Needham Housing Authority.
This housing authority participates in the Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List, which is a partnership between most of the 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.
The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List is currently open.
The Massachusetts Centralized waiting list will accept applications from January 6, 2003, until further notice.
There are three ways to apply during the opening period:
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.
Sources: This information was verified by the Massachusetts Centralized page on December 28, 2022.
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 08/08/2023.
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
The Needham Housing Authority (NHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2020, until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, print the application and forms available online here. Select the document links under the "Required Forms" section.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to Needham Housing Authority, 28 Capt. Robert Cook Drive, Needham, MA 02494.
This waiting list has the following preferences:
A homeless applicant is on who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and has a primary nighttime residence that is: a supervised shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (this would include welfare hotels, congregate shelter and transitional housing); an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be deinstitutionalized; and/or, a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used for sleeping.
It should be noted that a homeless applicant does not include and individual imprisoned or otherwise detained by law.
Living in Substandard Housing
A dwelling unit is considered substandard if it: is dilapidated; does not have operable indoor plumbing; does not have useable flush toilet, bathtub or shower within the unit for the exclusive use of the applicant household (this does not apply to housing designed with shared facilities such as boarding houses); does not have electricity, or has inadequate of unsafe electrical service; does not have a safe or adequate source of heat; and/or, does not have a kitchen (these criteria does not apply to housing designed to share facilities). “Dilapidated “housing is housing which does not provide safe and adequate shelter and endangers the health, safety or well-being of the household.
It should be noted that substandard housing does not include overcrowding.
For more information, visit the NHA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (781) 444-3011.
Last Updated on 03/31/2022.
Needham Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 256 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..
Low-income housing managed by Needham Housing Authority is located in Needham, MA.
Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.