Reading Housing Authority

Improving the quality of life for families, those with disabilities and the elderly of low income

Section 8 Leased Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a program that subsidizes the rent of low income families, elderly and disabled through the use of federal funds.  Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.  Under the Section 8 Choice Voucher Program, a tenant may select a unit that rents for the amount determined to be comparable to other unassisted units in the area and which would result in the family paying no more that 40% of its adjusted monthly income towards the rent and utilities.

Currently, the Chelsea Housing Authority is administrating the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on behalf of the Reading Housing Authority.

Iris Perez-Feliciano
Manager of Leased Housing
Chelsea Housing Authority
54 Locke Street
Chelsea, MA  02150
617-409-5322

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Centralized Waiting List Pre-Application

Apply for Section 8You can fill out the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Waiting List Pre-Application form by using the link below or online at www.section8listmass.org.

Click here to access the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Waiting List Pre-Application form and instructions (PDF).

Section 8 Housing Program Income Limits

Effective 4/1/2018 - Adopted by the RHA Board on 6/11/2018

Family Size Income Limit
1 $37,750
2 $43,150
3 $48,550
4 $53,900
5 $58,250
6 $62,550
7 $66,850
8 $71,150

Section 8 Voucher Applicable Payment Standards

Effective 12/1/2018 - Family Certified Bedroom Size (or actual bedfoom size, whichever is less)

Metropolitan Area 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy FY 2018 HUD FMR 1394 1561 1902 2383 2571
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy RHA PS 1394 1561 1902 2383 2571
Amesbury, Arlington, Beverly, Boston, Burlington, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, North Reading, Peabody, Quincy, Reading, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Stoneham, Swampscott, Wakefield, Waltham, Wilmington, Woburn
Lawrence FY 2018 HUD FMR 920 1057 1357 1700 1834
Lawrence RHA PS 920 1057 1357 1700 1834
Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Metburn, North Andover
Lowell FY 2018 HUD FMR 1026 1179 1514 1897 2047
Lowell RHA PS 1026 1179 1514 1897 2047
Lowell, Tewskbury

Allowance for Tenant-Furnished Utilities and Other Services

Click here to view the Utility Allowance Schedule effective 10/1/2018.