Massachusetts State Public Housing
 
State-aided public housing includes low-income family, elderly and handicapped housing in buildings owned by local housing authorities (LHAs).  The Falmouth Housing Authority is a LHA.  Note that the term "state-aided public housing" does not include state or federal rental payment vouchers or federal public housing programs. 
The Falmouth Housing Authority has 79 units of state public housing as follows:
Salt Sea - 30
Choate/Mayflower - 24
705 Scattered Homes - 25
Low income households are typically eligible for the state-aided public housing if they earn no more than 80 percent of the area median income.  See the current Income Limits for State-Aided Public Housing.
 
If you or a family member are 60 years of age or over or you are non-elderly/handicapped, you may qualify for the elderly/handicapped housing program.
To learn more about the State's Public Housing Program and/or how rent is determined, click here
How to Apply for Housing
To apply for state-aided public housing, you must use the Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Public Housing (CHAMP).  You can apply using CHAMP either online at the CHAMP website, or by completing a paper application.  Both the online and paper applications are available in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.  
If you have a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation during the application process.  To do so, please review the Reasonable Accommodations notice and contact the Falmouth Housing Authority.  \
What Happens After I Apply?
The Falmouth Housing Authority will process your application based on the information that you provide.  This information must be complete and accurate in order for your application to be processed and to be placed on a waitlist.  
When you apply you will not need to provide any documentation.  Your application will be placed on the waitlist based on answers you provide in your application. 
Once the Falmouth Housing Authority is ready to verify your household situation you will be notified that there are several documents you need to provide. 
To learn more about the application process, click here.
 

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