Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Centralized Waiting List

The Section 8 housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Waiting List opened on January 6, 2003 in accordance with provisions contained in the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended. Ninety-Eight (98) Massachusetts housing authorities utilize this one computerized list; all applicant information entered onto this list can be accessed and updated by any and all participating housing authorities.  Waiting list information is secure and accessed only by authorized housing authority staff with special login codes.

The Waiting List is updated at least every two (2) years. For more info, go to Waiting List Update.

Participating Housing Authorities are accepting applications for the Centralized Waiting List at each location.  Applicants need apply to only one of the participating housing authorities. (Click here to see how to apply for preliminary application.)

The housing authorities have not been issued any additional Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers; vouchers will be issued based on turnover.  For more information on the housing choice voucher program, visit the U.S. Department of HUD’s web site.

Click here to access the applicant online login page or to check your current status on the list. 


Alternatively, you can download and print a Preliminary Application below and return it to the Framingham Housing Authority

Applications must be completed fully, signed and dated.  Applicant needs to COMPLETE ONLY ONE PRELIMINARY APPLICATION and return it to ONE PARTICIPATING HOUSING AUTHORITY.  By completing the one application, the applicant is included on the Centralized Waiting List and considered by ALL participating housing authorities.

Completed applications may be delivered in person or mailed to any participating housing authority.  Copies, facsimiles or emails of completed applications will not be accepted. No documentation is needed at time of application.  Applications will be accepted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability.

Reminder: Only ONE application per family will be accepted. There is no need to go to more than one participating agency to submit an application.

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