Voucher Types

Tenant-Based
The majority of Chelmsford Housing Authority’s Federal Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers are tenant based vouchers. These are vouchers that are awarded to applicants and can be used anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Project-Based
The Chelmsford Housing Authority also currently has over 50 Federal Section 8 Project-based vouchers. Project-based vouchers are with the unit, not the tenant. When a tenant vacates one of these units, he or she does not take assistance with them – the voucher stays with the unit.

MRVP
We have 18 vouchers through the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP). These are Massachusetts State funded vouchers.

Waiting Lists
The low income units at all the project-based developments are currently fully leased.
The waiting list is also closed. When the list is re-opened it will be advertised in local papers and on this website.

MRVP waiting list is currently closed.

The centralized waiting list for federal tenant-based vouchers is open.
Application available from MassNAHRO