Housing Choice Voucher Program

Understanding the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as Section 8, is a vital initiative in Massachusetts, providing assistance to low-income families and individuals seeking affordable housing options. Here, we’ll take a closer look at how this program operates in the state and how it can benefit you.

If you’re looking for affordable housing options in Massachusetts, the Housing Choice Voucher Program, often referred to as Section 8, may be the solution you’ve been searching for. This program is designed to assist low-income families and individuals in securing safe, decent, and affordable rental housing in the state.

How Does Section 8 Work in Massachusetts?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program operates by providing eligible participants with vouchers that can be used to subsidize a portion of their rent in privately owned housing. These vouchers help individuals and families bridge the gap between their income and the cost of housing.

Eligibility for Section 8 in Massachusetts

To qualify for Section 8 in Massachusetts, applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria, including income limits and U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status. Our program seeks to help those who need it most, so income limits vary depending on family size and the specific area of Massachusetts where you are seeking housing.

Applying for Section 8 in Massachusetts

The application process for Section 8 in Massachusetts is straightforward. You can apply online or through your local housing authority. Once your application is accepted, you’ll be added to a waiting list. The demand for Section 8 assistance is high, so it’s advisable to apply as soon as applications are open.


Gardner Housing Authority is part of the Massachusetts Centralized Waitlist, managed by AffordableHousing.com. Our preferences are those families that live, work, or go to school full-time in the following locations:

Gardner  –  01440
Westminster  –  01473 
Hubbardston  –  01452 
Ashburnham  –  01430
Templeton  –  01468
East Templeton  –  01438
Baldwinville  –  01436

Benefits of the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program offers several benefits for participants, including:

Affordable Housing: With Section 8 assistance, you can access a wider range of affordable housing options.

Stability: By ensuring you have a safe and affordable place to live, Section 8 provides housing stability.

Choice: You can choose your housing in the private rental market, allowing you to select a location that suits your needs.

Financial Relief: Section 8 vouchers reduce your rent burden, helping you to make ends meet and invest in your future.

Contact Us for More Information

If you’re interested in learning more about the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) in Massachusetts or have questions about eligibility, application, or housing options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to help you access affordable housing and improve your quality of life.

Join the Section 8 Program in Massachusetts

If you believe that the Housing Choice Voucher Program could make a positive difference in your life, we encourage you to apply. By joining the program, you take a step toward more stable and secure housing. Explore your options and apply today.