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The Section 8 application for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is probably the most well known and publicized rental assistance program. The Section 8 housing program is subsidized by HUD and administered by housing authorities nation wide.
With your Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet, you will be able to learn how to apply for this rental assistance program and many others like it. The Online Packet is a tool used by landlords and tenants to educate themselves about government subsidized programs and the steps necessary to take in order to participate in them and locate a Section 8 application.
With your Online Packet, you will also be able to apply for the privately owned and operated Section 8 Consolidation Program. This program has no government affiliation, but does award grants intended for a low income family or individual. Currently there is no waiting list.
Applicants can apply for the Section 8 Consolidation program online and or find listings of affordable housing and locate a Section 8 application in their area. They can also use their Online Packet to learn about other lesser known government rental assistance programs and how, where and when to apply. View Manta information about a Section 8 application.
The Section 8 Consolidation Program combines low income grants with affordable housing opportunities that come in the form of listings in an Online Packet.
Section 8 housing voucher holders can user their Online Packet to retrieve listings of available Section 8 housing in their area, and apply for the Section 8 Consolidation program online.
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Public housing agencies (PHAs) issue a local Section 8 application for vouchers. Regional agencies issue Section 8 vouchers from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). About one fourth of the state's applications come from the DHCD. It doesn't matter whether you get a PHA voucher or a DHCD voucher. You can put your name on PHA waiting lists and DHCD waiting lists at the same time. The waiting lists for Section 8 vouchers are usually long. In Massachusetts, there are three types of waiting lists:
Centralized Section 8 application PHA waiting list: Many public housing agencies (PHAs) share a centralized waiting list for Section 8 vouchers. This waiting list is maintained by an organization called MassNAHRO. The Section 8 Centralized Waiting List is open indefinitely. Local PHA waiting list: Some local (PHAs) have their own waiting lists instead of using the centralized waiting list. These local waiting lists may be closed at times. DHCD waiting list: The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has a separate waiting list for DHCD vouchers. The DHCD waiting list is always open. You may also apply at public housing agencies in other states, to be put on their waiting lists. If you get a voucher from a Section 8 application in another state, you may have to move to the region where you got the voucher.
If you move while you are on a waiting list, be sure to notify your housing agency so they can contact you when a voucher is available.
Participating agencies: To apply at your local public housing agency or a PHA if they are accepting section 8 applications. in another part of Massachusetts, first check to see if the PHA uses the Section 8 Centralized Waiting List. See Centralized Waiting List Participating Housing Agencies.
Pre-applications: If the PHA is part of the Section 8 Centralized Waiting List, you can get a pre-application in these ways: