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Public Housing and Section 8

Worcester Housing Authority (WHA)
40 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 635-3000

Fitchburg Housing Authority
50 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-7025

Framingham Housing Authority
One John J. Brady Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 879-7562
Website: http://www.framha.org/

Public Housing:

If you are interested in applying for the public housing programs administered by the Worcester Housing Authority, you must file a written application. The application must be filed at our Admissions Department located at 40 Belmont Street in Worcester.

To determine your eligibility you will need:

  1. Names of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, social security number (if applicable) and relationship to the family head
  2. Your current home address and mailing address/ telephone numbers
  3. Family characteristics or circumstances that might qualify the tenant for selection preferences
  4. Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family’s suitability as a tenant
  5. An estimate of your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of the that income
  6. The names and addresses of employers, banks and any other information the WHA would need to verify your income, assets and any applicable deductions

Section 8:

Application Process:

There are three ways to apply:

  1. You can apply online by making a  login, and then accessing the application. The link to the login is located HERE
  2. You can complete a preliminary application, and then return it to a participating housing authority. The link to the preliminary application is located HERE
  3. You may call the closest housing authority near you and request and application to be emailed to you.

You will receive preference for a WHA Section 8 Voucher if:

  • You live and work in Worcester.
  • You are a veteran, or the family of a veteran who’s death was a service related fatality.
  • Homeless persons, those living in substandard housing and those forced to move out due to no fault of their own also receive priority.

For assistance with housing applications, contact these organizations:

Main South CDC
875 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 752-6181
Services: This organization helps individuals with rental and homeownership opportunities.

Worcester Common Ground
5 Piedmont Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 754-0908
Services: Assistance with housing issues and housing applications.

Worcester Community Housing Resources
11 Pleasant Street, Suite 300, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-0322
Services: Housing opportunities for low income individuals.

RCAP Solutions
90 Madison Street, Suite 303, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 792-5230
Services: Assistance with applications, homelessness prevention.

If you are having problems with housing discrimination, contact the Fair Housing Project at Community Legal Aid by calling (508) 799-8589 or visit their offices at 405 Main Street, Worcester 01608.

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA)

6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone:(508) 752-5519
Fax: (508) 752-5009
Website: http://www.cmhaonline.org/index.php

Services: counseling on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, eviction procedures, code violations, and security deposit law.

Hours: 9-5, Monday-Friday

Interfaith Hospitality Network

91 June Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: (508) 755-2212
Fax: (508) 798-8286

Hours: 8:30-6, Monday-Friday

Services: Program staff counsels families to help them identify their needs and develop a comprehensive service plan.  The families receive case management, advocacy, assistance in securing housing, employment and other vital services such as obtaining a doctor or health insurance, enrolling in school, day care or counseling. They attend weekly classes on budgeting, parenting and developing employment skills, and they are taught to advocate for themselves and their children. Program guests are required to seek employment (unless receiving disability) or enroll into school, develop a budget, save money, payoff past due bills and work on the goals of their service plan.  Our goal is to provide the guests with the knowledge and skills that they will need to maintain their families in their new homes. Our volunteers provide meals, supplies and grocery gift cards as well as companionship, moral support and encouragement. Volunteers also work in the evening and overnight staffing.

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