State Public Housing

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families.

The Haverhill Housing Authority Public Housing Program consists of rental properties owned by Haverhill Housing Authority (HHA). HHA has four elderly and non-elderly disabled (State Chapter 667 Program) apartment complexes consisting of 296 units and six family (State Chapter 705 Program) apartment complexes consisting of 138 units located in the City of Haverhill.

Applicants are entered on a waiting list with local resident preference and priority placement for homeless households according to the state regulations. Qualified applicants are notified when a unit is available. It is HHA's responsibility to provide safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing and to maintain the property in accordance with the State Sanitary Code and other applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.

Tenants are required to sign a one year lease and to abide by the lease and other regulations set forth by HHA.


Prospective Tenants

Applicants that have successfully completed and submitted an application are able to check their status on the Haverhill Public Housing waiting list. This can be done by downloading and completing the form below. The form must be submitted to our office along with a self addressed stamped envelope. The status request will then be mailed to you at the addressed provided.

Applicants that have successfully completed and submitted an application are required to keep their current address up to date with the Haverhill Housing Authority. All correspondence is communicated through the mail so this information is essential. An address change can be done by downloading, completing and submitting the form below.

Current Tenants

The Haverhill Housing Authority strongly encourages all tenants to enroll in the ACH Direct Rent Payment Option. Rent payments will be automatically withdrawn from a bank account provided by the tenant. Payments will be withdrawn on the 5th day of each month. Sign up by downloading the form below.

Smoke-Free Policy

As of July 1, 2018, all Haverhill Housing Authority (HHA) complexes are be smoke-free. The HHA's smoke-free policy can viewed by downloading the attachment below.

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)

The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) is a tenant-based rental assistance program which operates much like the Section 8 program. A low income household pays approximately 30% of thier gross income as rent. An MRVP subsidy makes up the difference between that amount and the state mandated rent level for that size renatl unit. Tenants must locate a private market rental unit which will accept the voucher.

**Please note that the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) is not currently accepting applications.