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Fitchburg Housing Applicants

Public Housing

Public housing aims to provide safe and comfortable rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing includes apartments owned and managed by public housing authorities. Public housing ranges from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments. Essentially, public housing is low-rent housing for eligible families, the elderly, and people with disabilities who meet the income guidelines and eligibility qualifications.
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Resource Book

This booklet that containsĀ helpful community information & resources for apartment searches, shelters, food pantries and services.
Housing Resource Book

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Leased Housing)

The Fitchburg Housing Authoritys 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.

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, 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.

Section 8 Application Link

Click Here to download an application through the Massachusetts Section 8 Centralized Waitlist. This resource includes applications in other languages, additional application information and forms).

Reasonable Accommodation

A reasonable accommodation is a change or waiver to policies, practices, procedures or services to allow persons with disabilities equal access and opportunity for all Fitchburg Housing Authority programs.
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Violence Against Women Act

The VAWA Federal law (Violence Against Women Act)protects individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
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