Housing Authority Resources
To be eligible for public and subsidized housing, your income must be below certain income limits. You must also meet other qualifications. Income limits for public housing and vouchers are set by the government and change every year. Income limits for multifamily subsidized housing vary from development to development.
To apply for public housing, you must submit an application to the housing authority in the city or town where you would like to live. There are 237 housing authorities in Massachusetts. You can apply to as many as you want. In some cases you may apply to the individual development and/or to the private management company that operates the development.
Resources for Community & People (RCAP)
To apply for a Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8 vouchers) in the Town of Douglas Region, contact RCAP Solutions, Inc. – 12 East Worcester Street, Worcester, MA 01604. Toll Free: 800-488-1969 x 6602 (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), or visit http://www.rcapsolutions.org/
RCAP Solutions provides a number of programs which assist tenants in paying for their rent. These subsidies provide rental support for tenants in privately owned units. The tenants must be income eligible and the units must pass program-specific housing quality standards inspection. For information on other programs including affordable housing, homelessness prevention, workforce development, family unification and self-sufficiency services, visit www.rcapsolutions.org or call 800-488-1969 and ask to speak to an HCEC Housing Counselor (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).