Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Applicants apply and check their status on the wait list with the Massachusetts Section 8 HCVP Centralized Waiting List website. Ninety-Eight (98) Massachusetts housing authorities utilize this one computerized list; all applicant information entered onto this list can be accessed and updated by any and all participating housing authorities. Waiting list information is secure and accessed only by authorized housing authority staff with special login codes.

The Massachusetts Centralized Section 8 Waiting List will remain open indefinitely.

The Waiting List is updated at least every two (2) years. For more info, go to Waiting List Update. Participating Housing Authorities accept applications for the Centralized Waiting List at their offices. Applicants need apply to only one of the participating housing authorities.

Follow the link below to the Massachusetts Centralized Waiting List website. This link allows you to apply for the program, check on your status on the list and to update any of your personal information.


The Haverhill Housing Authority offers Direct Deposit for all of our current landlords receiving housing assistance payments (HAP) through the Haverhill Housing Authority. Landlords are required to receive payments by ACH Direct Deposit to avoid any mishandling of mailed checks, please click the button below to download the form. Once completed, return the form to our office along with a voided check so account and routing information can be verified. - Printable

Prospective Landlords

Landlords interested in listing a property for rent through the Haverhill Housing Authority Section 8 Program are encouranged to download, complete and submit the form below - Printable.

Project Based Section 8 Vouchers

Mission Towers (Age 62 and Older)

Mission Towers is a housing complex located at 180 Water Street in Haverhill owned and managed by Bethany Homes. Housing and supportive services are provided here to moderate and low income seniors age 62 and older. Click the button below to download an application.


107 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Single Room Occupancy, Female Only

Emmaus, Inc.

127 How Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Single Room Occupancy, Mixed Population