Section 8 / Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
Section 8/HCV Program Applications

SECTION 8 UPDATE:  To learn more about the waiting list or to apply for the Section 8 HCV Program and/or the Mainstream Voucher Program,  using the centralized waiting list, please visit:


Note:  The Falmouth Housing Authority will administer its own Section 8 waiting list, which includes applications for the Mainstream Federal Voucher Program,  as of 5/1/20.  On 5/1/20, FHA will  transfer all applications for FHA from the Centralized list to its own internal list.  Applicants can continue to use the Centralized Waiting List should they wish to apply to other participating housing authorities after 4/30/20.  To see information, as listed in the Falmouth Enterprise and Cape Cod Times Newspapers, please click HERE.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. 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. 

The Massachusetts Section 8 HCV Program Centralized Waiting List opened on January 6, 2003 in accordance with provisions contained in the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended. Ninety-Nine (99) Massachusetts housing authorities utilize this one computerized list; all applicant information entered onto this list can be accessed and updated by any and all participating housing authorities. Waiting list information is secure and accessed only by authorized housing authority staff with special login codes.

Falmouth Housing Authority Section 8 Administrative Plan

The Falmouth Housing Authority is in the process of changing company administrative companies for the plan.  It is expected that a revised version of the entire plan will be available as of February 2019. 


In the meantime, to review the Falmouth Housing Authority’s Section 8 Administrative Plan, please click here.

The following sections Admin Plan were revised and are now included with the above-referenced Section 8 Administrative Plan

Title Page: Administrative Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (includes Project-based developments)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:    Overview of the Program and Plan

Chapter 2:    Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Chapter 3:    Eligibility

Chapter 8:    Housing Quality Standards and Rent Reasonableness Determinations

Chapter 17:  Project-based Vouchers (Rev. 10.29.19 to include definition of units eligible for vacancy payments)


Additional Landlord Resources

The following forms, below, may be helpful to new and seasoned landlords.  Please let us know if you have any questions regarding these forms.  Your success is our success!

RFTA: Request for Tenancy Approval

Rent Reasonable: Rent Reasonable Form

Form W-4: Current Year W4 Form

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