Section 8 Housing
The SHA is currently accepting applications for the Section 8 centralized wait list.
Section 8 Housing is the federal government's major program for assisting very low income families,
the elderly, and the disabled to rent decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
Since the housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are
able to find and rent privately owned housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments.
The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited
to units located in subsidized housing projects. Section 8 oversees One Thousand Thirty four (1034)
units of Affordable Housing through the Housing Authority.
For the convenience of those currently in the Section 8 Program, we maintain a current listing of one, two, three, four and five bedroom units.
SECTION 8 VARIOUS PROGRAMS
SECTION 8 DOCUMENTS
HOW TO APPLY
MA Section 8 Centralized Waiting List Preliminary Application
or apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at affordablehousing.com
Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program
To apply for any of the following locations, complete the Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program Application and return to the Somerville Housing Authority, 30 Memorial Road, Somerville, MA 02145. Please indicate which housing location(s) you are applying for on page 2 of the application.
HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY (62+ YEAR OLD) AND NON-ELDERLY DISABLED (ONE BEDROOM)
Capen Court: Elderly (62+) and Non-Elderly Disabled. 1 Capen Court is located in West Somerville. This development offers parking, laundry facilities, and community room. Supportive and assisted living services are available at the adjacent Visiting Nurse Facility at 405 Alewife Brook Parkway.
Waterworks Apartments: Elderly (62+) and Non-Elderly Disabled. Waterworks is located at 485 Mystic Valley Parkway. Waterworks is adjacent to SHA’s Capen Court and the Visiting Nurse Facility. This development is located close to MBTA transportation and shopping.
HOUSING WITH SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR DISABLED (ALL UNITS FOR SINGLE PERSON NEEDING SUPPORT)
Walnut Street: Housing with Supportive Services for the Disabled. Supportive service program provides medical, therapeutic, and behavioral services to adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Focuses include self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living, and social skills for individuals to maximize their functional independence.
CASCAP: Housing with Supportive Services for the Disabled. 57 Merriam Street. Services provided by CASCAP.
VINFEN: Housing with Supportive Services for the Disabled. 769 Broadway, Somerville, Services provided by Vinfen.
YMCA: Housing with Supportive Services for the Disabled. 101 Highland Avenue, Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Residents are provided their own room and share a kitchen and bathroom. Services provided by YMCA.
Sewall Street: Housing with Supportive Services for the Disabled. Sewall Place is a 13-unit, single-room occupancy development at 10 Sewall Street in the Winter Hill neighborhood. Formerly the Boys and Girls Club, the building houses formerly homeless individuals. Managed by Wingate.
FAMILY (ONLY THESE UNITS BELOW HAVE MORE THAN ONE BEDROOM)
Linden Street: Family Housing (2 and 3-Bedroom units) Located off Somerville Avenue in Union Square, the development has seven buildings, on-site parking, a large, centralized play area, and green space. Service provided by Somerville Community Corporation. Managed by Wingate.
Next Step: Housing with Supportive Services for the Disabled. (2-bedroom units) 301 Medford Street.
Standard Application for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program