Emergency Housing

The Chelmsford Housing Authority maintains a waiting list for emergency housing, both for State-funded elderly and State-funded family housing.

Note: There are no emergency Section 8 vouchers.

Priority will be given to those families and seniors who are in an emergency situation. The criteria for an emergency are as follows:

An applicant must be a “Homeless Applicant” AND  qualify for one of the “Emergency Priorities”.

More information on these definitions and priorities can be found in the Emergency Application packet.

Note: For family housing an applicant family must require a three-bedroom unit.

Emergency Application
To apply for emergency housing a standard State Housing application should be completed, along with an emergency application and appropriate documents. These applications can be downloaded below, or can be obtained from our offices at 10 Wilson Street, Chelmsford.

Emergency Application

Standard Public Housing Application