You will need to provide documentation (e.g., birth certificates, tax returns) to verify the information given on your application. The WHA will also rely on direct verification from your employer, etc. You will be asked to sign a form to authorize release of pertinent information to the WHA.
The WHA has now adopted the use of one universal application for both its state and federal public housing and most leased housing programs. Paper applications can be obtained in our Admissions Department.
Apply For Section 8 Vouchers / Leased Housing Programs
The WHA administers close to 4,000 rental vouchers under the federally aided Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. These vouchers provide families an opportunity to rent an apartment in the private housing market while still benefiting from a housing subsidy.
Since 2006, the WHA has been a member of the MassNAHRO Section 8 Voucher Centralized Waiting List. With numerous Massachusetts housing authorities utilizing this one computerized list; all applicant information entered onto this list can be accessed and updated by any and all participating housing authorities providing WHA Section 8 applicants more chances of obtaining a Section 8 voucher. Applicants need apply to only one of the participating housing authorities.