Section 8/MRVP Applicants
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Fitchburg Housing Authority administers the federally funded (HUD) Section 8, or the Housing Choice Voucher Program which provides housing assistance to low-income renters and homeowners.
Participants in this program rent private apartments in the community and receive financial assistance from the Voucher Program to pay a portion of the rent.
They may have to pay for some utilities. Citizenship status applies.
2019 Rental Payment Standard for Section 8 Voucher Holders allowed in the Fitchburg - Leominster Area
2019 Utility Allowance Standards for Section 8 Participants
How to Apply for the Section 8 Voucher Program
Applications and information about eligibility guidelines and waiting lists may be obtained from the main administrative office located at 50 Day Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420. Completed Section 8 applications must be returned to the Leased Housing Department located at 50 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. If you are disabled and need some assistance in completing applications for housing, or need some other accommodations in the application process, please tell us. Rent is calculated at 30-40% of monthly income for the Section 8 Voucher Program. Annual income is the sum of all income including wages, Social Security, pensions, interest and dividend payments, etc. Deductions such as medical and childcare expenses may be allowed. Applications may also be downloaded from the link below.
Information about the Section 8 Pre-Application
Section 8 Pre-Application
Download an application through the Massachusetts Section 8 Centralized Waitlist. This resource includes applications in other languages, additional application information and forms.
Rental Listing Information
GoSection8.com is the largest rental-listing service for the Section 8 housing market. They service families, landlords and public-housing agencies across the United States. They provide free information about current housing options under HUD’s Section 8 Housing Voucher (Section 8) Program in every market in the country.
Section 8 Voucher Holder Residents
Section 8 Participants
The Housing Authority offers subsidies through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP).
HCVP is a federally funded rental assistance program designed to help low income families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
The program provides subsidies to qualified households for use in private housing in the community of their choice.
Under the Section 8 Program, households initially pay 30%-40% of their gross income towards the rent plus utilities and the Federal Government pays the difference between that amount and the approved contract rent amount.
Finding Apartment and Rental Properties
Apartment and rental property listings at GoSection8.com an FHA partner
Section 8 Office Hours
Fitchburg Housing Authority, 50 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA
For telephone inquiries: (978) 342-5222 extension 161
Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Walk In Hours and Policy
Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Although the Leased Housing Department holds walk-in hours, it is usually better for you to contact your caseworker to set up an appointment. All requests (copies of any documents from your file) will need to be made in writing and you will receive a response in 3 business days. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
If you have already applied you can view your wait list position here.
Once you arrive at the GoSection 8 website, you must create an account or sign in and follow the instructions to view your wait list status.