259 Washington Street
P.O. Box 1599
Gloucester, MA 01931-1599
(978) 281-4770

After Hours Maintenance:
(Emergency Only)
(617) 629-1381

Gloucester Housing Authority

"A Good Neighbor"

Gloucester Housing Authority

Rental Assistance

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Gloucester Housing Authority (GHA) is currently authorized to assist 573 households on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Households admitted to this program must locate a unit in the private housing market that meets HUD rent and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) requirements. The GHA will then enter into a one-year Housing Assistance Payment Contract with their landord. Households pay a monthly rent equal to 30% - 40% of their adjusted monthly gross income and the GHA pays the balance of the contract rent directly to the landlord.

The GHA also has eight project-based units at Pond View Village.

Program participants may also be eligible for GHA's Family Self-sufficiency (FSS) and Section 8 Homeownership Options.

Eligibility is based on income and other program requirements. Applications are available through the MassNAHRO Section 8 Centralized Waiting List.

Preferences are available to qualified displaced households, victims of domestic violence and persons who currently work or reside in Gloucester.

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Section 8 Mod Rehab SRO Program

The GHA is pleased to administer 52 units of single-room occupancy housing (SRO) at the Cape Ann YMCA and 95 Prospect Street.

Individuals pay a monthly rent equal to 30% of their adjusted monthly gross income. Applicants must meet income limits and other program requirements. Preferences are available to qualified displaced/homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence and persons who currently work or reside in Gloucester.

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Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)

The GHA has long-term contracts with several local property owners for project-based MRVP assistance.

Households pay a monthly affordable rent based on their income. Applicants must meet income limits and other program requirements. Preferences are available to qualified displaced/homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence and persons who currently work or reside in Gloucester. This program offers SRO, one and two bedroom units.

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