Pembroke Housing Authority

Kilcommons Dr.
Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 2359

Pembroke Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 4th, 2021, Pembroke Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Pembroke Housing Authority serves Pembroke.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Open Until Further Notice
Pembroke Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Pembroke Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Pembroke Housing Authority Phone: (781) 293-3088.

Open Until Further Notice: Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

This housing authority participates in the Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List, which is a partnership between 101 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.

The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List is currently open.

This housing authority is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 6, 2003, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here
  2. Download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Preliminary Application" in your native language.
  3. 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.

Income limit 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.

For more information, visit the website here, call the office at 1 (877) 868-0040, or contact a participating housing authority listed here.

Reasonable Accommodation

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 11/16/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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 Waiting List
The Pembroke Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: Only the three bedroom unit waiting list is open for families.

The PHA offers one public housing community with 49 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Request that an application be mailed to you by calling 781-293-3088 during normal office hours.
2. Visit the PHA to pick up an application, located at Kilcommons Dr., Pembroke, Plymouth County, MA, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the PHA website at http://www.townofpembrokemass.org/housingauthority.html, or by calling 781-293-3088 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (781)293-3088.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

About Pembroke Housing Authority

Representatives of Pembroke Housing Authority may be available by phone at (781) 293-3088. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/04/2021, it is not known if Pembroke 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 Pembroke Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pembroke Housing Authority manages 82 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 82
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,192
Monthly Cost $97,726

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pembroke 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 7% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 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 $19,595 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

37% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pembroke Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Pembroke Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $554 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,078. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $117.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Pembroke Housing Authority

Macdonald Way

176 Schoosett St
Pembroke, Massachusetts