Worcester Housing Authority

Apply: Public Housing

If you are interested in applying for the public housing programs administered by the Worcester Housing Authority, you must file a written application. The application must be filed at our Admission Department located at 40 Belmont Street in Worcester.

We will need to collect the following information to determine your eligibility:

  1. Names of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, social security number if applicable and relationship to the family head;
  2. Your current home address and your mailing address if different and telephone number(s);
  3. Family characteristics (e.g., veteran) or circumstances (e.g., living in substandard housing) that might qualify the family for tenant selection preferences;
  4. Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family's suitability as a tenant;
  5. An estimate of your family's anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income;
  6. The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the WHA would need to verify your income, assets and any applicable deductions, and to verify the family composition; and

You will need to provide documentation (e.g., birth certificates, tax returns) to verify the information given on your application. The WHA will also rely on direct verification from your employer, etc. You will be asked to sign a form to authorize release of pertinent information to the WHA.

The WHA recently adopted the use of one universal application for both its state and federal public and most leased housing programs. If you are interested in applying for our programs, please clink on the link below. You can print out the form, complete it and bring it to our Admissions Department.

The Official Website of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED Public Housing Applications & Documentation

or copy and paste the following link in to your web browser.

For more information, visit our Admissions Office located at 40 Belmont Street or call us at 508-635-3300.


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