Quincy Housing Authority

80 Clay Street
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 2170

Quincy Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of January 18th, 2022, Quincy Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Quincy Housing Authority serves Quincy.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Open Until Further Notice
Quincy Housing Authority Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Federal Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Federal Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Quincy 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.

Quincy Housing Authority Website: https://www.quincyha.com/.

Quincy Housing Authority Phone: (617) 847-4350.

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: Project-Based 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 Waiting List

The Quincy Housing Authority (QHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application online here. Select the link in the "Project-Based Voucher" section.

Once the application has been completed, it must be sent to:

Quincy Housing Authority
80 Clay Street
Quincy, MA 02170

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless due to displacement by natural forces
  • Homeless due to displacement by public action
  • Homeless due to displacement by sanitary code violation
  • Emergency Case
    • Acute Medical Emergencies or Abusive Situations in accordance with the Emergency Case Plan
  • Veteran

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the QHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Choi Ng, Admissions Clerk at (617) 847-4350 ext 302 or cng@quincyha.com.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/11/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Federal Family 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 Quincy Housing Authority (QHA) Family Federal Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2019, until further notice.

The QHA owns and manages 619 Family Public Housing units.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Open and print the application online here. Select the "+" symbol next to the "Documents" link, and then select the "Application for Federal Public Housing" link.
  2. Pick up an application from the QHA, located at 80 Clay St., Quincy, MA 02170, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless due to displacement by natural forces
  • Homeless due to public action
  • Homeless due to sanitary code violation
  • Emergency case
  • Veteran

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the QHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Choi Ng, Admissions Clerk at (617) 847-4350 ext 302 or cng@quincyha.com.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/11/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Federal Senior and Disabled 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 Quincy Housing Authority (QHA) Elderly/Disabled Federal Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August 1, 2019, until further notice.

The QHA owns and manages 940 Elderly/Disabled Public Housing units.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Open and print the application online here. Select the "+" symbol next to the "Documents" link, and then select the "Application for Federal Public Housing" link.
  2. Pick up an application from the QHA, located at 80 Clay St., Quincy, MA 02170, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless due to displacement by natural forces
  • Homeless due to public action
  • Homeless due to sanitary code violation
  • Emergency case
  • Veteran

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the QHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Christina Lombardo, Admissions Clerk at 617-847-4350 ext. 301 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/11/2021.

About Quincy Housing Authority

More information about Quincy Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.quincyha.com/.

Representatives of Quincy Housing Authority may be available by phone at (617) 847-4350. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/18/2022, it is not known if Quincy 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 Quincy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Quincy Housing Authority manages 1,284 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,190 11 62 7 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,453 $1,487 $906 $873 $1,245
Monthly Cost $1,728,944 $16,360 $56,143 $6,111 $4,979

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Quincy 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 82 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $18,726 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

34% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Quincy Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Quincy Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $453 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,183. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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 Quincy Housing Authority

Riverview

100 Doane St
Quincy, Massachusetts

Costanzo Pagnano Towers

109 Curtis Ave
Quincy, Massachusetts

Clement A. Obrien Towers

73 Bicknell St
Quincy, Massachusetts

Arthur Drohan Apartments

170 Copeland St
Quincy, Massachusetts