Section 8

The Massachusetts Section 8 Centralized Waiting List is a partnership of 103 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This partnership streamlines the application process for a Section 8 Voucher. The centralized waiting list opened on January 6, 2003 and will remain open and accept applications indefinitely.

Applicants submit one application to the centralized waiting list system on Affordablehousing.com. Their application is then available to all 103 participating PHAs. Each participating PHA selects participants to their Section 8 Voucher program off of the centralized waiting list in accordance with their local policy.

Section 8 Application Link:



Using this site, you will be able to apply for state-aided public housing and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP), and you will also be able to find any existing applications you may have. Moving forward, as your address changes or other information on your application changes, you will only need to update information at this site. All of your changes will be recorded at the housing authorities where you have applied. Please call our main office at 617-923-3950 for further information regarding State-Aided Public Housing Applications.

Champ Application Link:


See also application sheets below:

State Primary Application

Supplemental Application

Update and Change Form

Priority Plan

Reasonable Accomodations

Multilingual Notice

Watertown Housing Authority

55 Waverley Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-923-3950
Fax: 617-923-2466

Emergency Service Number:
617-923-3950 (24/7)

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: by appointment

Maintenance: 24/7

Summer Hours:

Summer hours begin in late May and end in early September.

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.