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.