Update (2/7/24): The vacancy for the FHA Board of Commissioners is advertised on the Town's website and an advertisement appeared in the Friday, November 10, 2023 Falmouth Enterprise. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 27, 2023. Interviews are being scheduled and will be conducted by the Select Board during a scheduled meeting at Town Hall. There is a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners, as of 10/25/23. If you are interested in being considered for this voluntary role, please visit the Town of Falmouth to complete a Nomination Form. Forms are also available for pick up at the housing authority office. They must be turned in to the Selectmen's Office at the Town of Falmouth. The housing authority can also provide information about the Role of the Commissioner upon request.
FHA Tenants: To report a general emergency, please call 9-1-1. To report a unit emergency, you may reach our Maintenance Department, during our regular business hours and when the office is closed, by calling our main telephone number (508) 548-1977, and following the prompts.
The Falmouth Housing Authority was established on August 16, 1948 under Article 98 of Chapter 121B of the General Laws governing the State of Massachusetts. Its jurisdiction is the Town of Falmouth that includes Woods Hole, East Falmouth, West Falmouth, North Falmouth and Waquoit. FHA is considered a "quasi-municipality" because while it is a federally-created and funded program, it is governed in part by federal rules and regulations, and in part by policies set at the local level. Additionally, FHA receives state funded through the Executive Office of Livable Community (EOHLC, formerly DHCD).
FHA is committed to ensuring safe, decent and affordable housing by working cooperatively with community, state, federal and local officials. FHA always endeavors to make the best use of all available resources so our residents and participants can live in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, free from discrimination.
Our agency provides housing opportunities through the federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Vouchers - also known as Section 8 and DIAL Vouchers) and Massachusetts state housing programs. We also monitor 40b-approved affordable rental and home purchase properties. The majority of our program funding comes from:
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Our programs and properties are targeted to assist low, very low, and extremely low-income households. The vast majority of our client households are extremely low-income families, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and formally homeless. Working together with landlords, housing developers, charities and local governments, we strive to provide housing and support services to as many eligible families as possible. This website will be developed to provide service to our applicants, residents, landlords and the community by providing helpful information regarding the housing authority, its policies and procedures, the application, income-calculation and grievance process.
We look forward working with you and appreciate your comments.
The Falmouth Housing Authority is accepting applications for its state-aided (705 program) 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family housing waiting lists.
Any individual who believes he or she has been denied employment or housing, discharged, or has suffered discrimination in compensation or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or housing on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the armed forces, presence of children, or political beliefs, receipt of public assistance rental assistance or housing subsidy or any other basis prohibited by law, has the right to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) - 1 Ashburton Pl, Boston, MA 02108. To contact MCAD, please call 617-994-6000.