Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
About the Program
To address the shortage of decent, affordable homes in our community, the Falmouth Housing Authority is interested in working with landlords. The subsidies that come with the Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as Section 8) help voucher participants to live in the communities where they work, where their children are educated and/or where they have established supportive relationships.
Participants included elderly families, families with children, persons with disabilities, and working families who may not earn enough to otherwise maintain stable housing in escalating rental markets.
Although the housing authority is not a party to the lease agreement between a landlord and their tenant, the housing authority plays a crucial role as it relates to participant obligations to the program. The housing authority calculates the monthly subsidy to be released directly to the landlord/owner; the participant pays their income-based portion.
It is also important that you become familiar with the Falmouth Housing Authority's Model Administrative Plan. This document details participant obligations, program integrity and housing quality standards, which are important to each party in the initial lease up and continued occupancy process. Review FHA's current plan here.
The following forms, below, may be helpful to new and seasoned landlords/owners. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding these forms. Your success is our success!
RFTA: Request for Tenancy Approval (HUD Form 52517)
Rent Reasonable: Rent Reasonable Form
Form W9 - Current Year W9 Form
Direct Deposit - Housing Assistance Payment Deposit Form
Notification - Massachusetts Lead Law
Guide - The Attorney General's Guide to Landlord and Tenant Rights in Massachusetts
If you are a landlord/owner and would like to work with the Falmouth Housing Authority, please contact us at
508-548-1977 or via email to
Upon request, we will send to you "The Owner's Handbook - A Guide to the Housing Choice Voucher Program for Owners and Property Managers." The Falmouth Housing Authority participates in the Nan McKay subscription service - Nan McKay is the author of this guidebook.