Section 8 - Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal governments leased housing assistance program and is limited to U.S. citizens. Voucher recipients generally pay 30-40 % of income for rent. The voucher pays the difference between rent charged and the tenant contribution. Income limits vary depending on the number of persons in the household and the region which they live.
Your application will go into the GoSection 8 Centralized Waiting List, where it will be considered by all 80 participating housing authorities. You do not need to apply separately to participating authorities. Each housing authority ranks an applicant differently, by a set of preferences based on the needs of a community, or simple by date and time of application.
Applicants that work or reside in Wakefield have a priority on the waiting list. Currently there is approximately a five year wait for people with a local preference.
Fair Market Rents
Effective October 1, 2023 for new admissions and effective January 1, 2024 for WHA annual recertifications
FSS - Family Self Sufficiency
The FSS program helps HCV assisted families obtain economic independence and self sufficiency, providing help developing skills and experience. An interest bearing escrow account is credited during the contract term and is available to the family to complete interim goals, for example to pay for child care, transportation, education, substance abuse counseling and homeownership counseling. Please contact Beth Greenberg at 781-245-7328 ext. 26 for more information on this valuable program.
FSS Graduate, Carmen Andino receiving a check of over $9,000 from Beth Greenberg FSS Coordinator.
"The FSS program has helped me grow as a person and to believe in myself. That nothing is impossible in life you just have to work hard to get what you want in life".