Housing Choice Voucher Programs
also known as Section 8
Housing Programs
Project-based

Project-based vouchers (PBVs) are a component of a public housing agency’s (PHA’s) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  PHAs are not allocated additional funding for PBV units; the PHA uses its tenant-based voucher funding to allocate project-based units to a project.  Projects are typically selected for PBVs through a competitive process managed by the PHA; although in certain cases projects may be selected non-competitively.  A PHA can use up to 20 percent of its authorized voucher units to project-base units in a specific project if the owner agrees to either rehabilitate or construct the units, or the owner agrees to set-aside a portion of the units in an existing development.  In certain cases, the PHA may use an additional 10 percent of its authorized voucher units for PBV assistance. The Falmouth Housing Authority (FHA) has been administering 46 project-based vouchers through the following entities: 

 - 704 FHC, LLC

 - 704 Main, LLC

 - FHC Edgerton Drive, Inc.

 - Woods Hole FHC, LLC

 - Cape Cod Apartments - (62 and older*): The Falmouth Housing Authority has agreed to enter into project-based contract for 71 units with the Cape Cod Apartments in Falmouth through a tenant-protection action.  This means that standard procurement was not required for the issuance of the contract through HUD.  The Cape Cod Apartments provide studios and one-bedroom affordable housing units that are privately managed.  *Per their Tenant Selection Plan, residents must be aged 62 or older.  

Section 8/Mainstream: The Falmouth Housing Authority administer's the housing choice voucher program (also known as Section 8), which 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. Through this program, FHA administers 46 Mainstream vouchers and 319 Housing Choice/Section 8 vouchers.  
DIAL - Disabled Individual Adult Living:  This program is unique to Cape Cod and is a partnership between the following housing authorities:  Barnstable, Bourne, and Falmouth.  The Falmouth Housing Authority administers 80 vouchers that are designed for disabled individuals that are 18 years of age or older.  Participants are able to find their own housing with their studio or one-bedroom vouchers.  
SRO - Mod Rehab Single Room Occupancy: This program provides permanent supportive housing for seven (7) homeless individuals at the Flynn House in Falmouth.  This house is owned by the Falmouth Housing Trust.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and homeless.  
For all open waiting lists:  
Visiting our waiting list page to apply for open programs.  Applications must be completed and submitted electronically through FHA's online application portal.  To request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an application, please call us at (508) 548-1977 or e-mail us at info(at)falmouthhousing.org.
Applicants must fall within the established current income guidelines (see below) for their household size.  Income limits change annually and are set by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).  Applicants will be placed on the waiting list based on the date and time of application and will be selected based on date, time, and any applicable preferences.  
Existing applicants who have applied for any waiting list administered by FHA will remain on the waiting list.  

FHA will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, nationality or ethnic origin, age, family or marital status, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, nor deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for, or receive assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

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