Section 9: DRC North Shore & Cape Ann Non-Housing Authority External Referral Resources

Below you will see resources and instructions to apply for housing subsidy vouchers in Massachusetts, including Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and Alternative Housing Vouchers.


MASSACHUSETTS Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List

Complete the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Waiting List Pre-Application. This application can be obtained at: http://www.mass.gov/hed/docs/dhcd/ph/rentalapplications/sec8app.pdf After completing one of these one-page applications, mail it to one of the participating Housing Authorities, including the following North Shore and Cape Ann Communities:

Beverly Housing Authority 137 Rear Bridge Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Danvers Housing Authority, 14 Stone Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Gloucester Housing Authority, P.O. Box 1599, Gloucester, MA 01931-1599
Ipswich Housing Authority, One Agawam Village, Ipswich, MA 01938
Melrose Housing Authority, 910 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
North Reading Housing Authority, Peabody Ct., No. Reading, MA 01864
Peabody Housing Authority, 75 Central St. , Ste. 2, Peabody, MA 01960
Reading Housing Authority, 22 Frank Tanner Dr., Reading, MA 01867
Salem Housing Authority, 27 Charter St., Salem, MA 01970
Wakefield Housing Authority, 26 Crescent St., Wakefield, MA 01880

*Note: 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. For more information about this program visit- http://massnahro.org/S8_Home.php.

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

Complete the Application for DHCD’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.After you complete one DHCD’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program application, submit it to the Regional Housing Agency that serves the City/Town where you currently reside. To know which Regional Housing Agency serves your North Shore or Cape Ann City/Town, consult the following chart:

City/Town (North Shore or Cape Ann)
Regional Housing Agency
Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham
Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI) 167 Dutton Street Lowell, MA 01852 Phone: 978-459-0551
North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Lynn, Melrose
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc. (MBHP) 125 Lincoln Street Boston, MA 02111-2503 Phone: 617-859-0400*

Note- Do not reapply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher through DHCD if your name is already on a waiting list through one of the other Regional Housing Agencies.

As of January 2011 – The New Bedford Housing Authority was accepting applications for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers – Call New Bedford Housing Authority to request an application at (508) 997-4800. Complete that application and return it to the New Bedford Housing Authority.


The Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP) is a State funded housing subsidy voucher program for people with disabilities under the age of 60. When applying for AHVP use the application titled Universal STANDARD Application for State-Aided Public Housing, Mass Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) & Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP).

Please check the AHVP box in question 2. For Emergency Housing due to homelessness also use the attached Universal EMERGENCY Application for State-Aided Housing. Both applications can be completed once, then be copied and sent to any of the Housing Authorities below:

Acton Housing Authority

66 Windsor Ave.
Acton, MA 01720

Andover Housing Authority

100 Morton St.
Andover, MA, 01810

Charlton Housing Authority

1 Meadowview Dr.
Charlton, MA 01507

Chelsea Housing Authority

54 Locke St.
Chelsea, MA 02150

Ipswich Housing Authority

1 Agawam Village
Ipswich, MA 01938

Marlboro Comm. Dev. Authority

140 Main St.
Marlboro, MA 01752

New Bedford Housing Authority

134 South Second St,
New Bedford, MA 02740

Revere Housing Authority

70 Cooledge St.
Revere, MA 02151

Sandwich Housing Authority

20 Tom’s Way
Sandwich MA 02563

Sharon Housing Authority

18 Hixon Farm Rd.
Sharon, MA 02067

Spencer Housing Authority

Howe Village
Spencer, MA 01562

Westfield Housing Authority

PO Box 743
Westfield, MA 01086

Housing Authorities with AHVP
As of January 2011

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