Applicant Information

2021 Income Limits

Public Housing Leased Housing
Family Size State Public Federal Public Section 8 MRVP AHVP
1 $70,750 $70,750 $47,000 $70,750 $70,750
2 $80,850 $80,850 $53,700 $80,850 $80,850
3 $90,950 $90,950 $60,400 $90,950 $90,950
4 $101,050 $101,050 $67,100 $101,050 $101,050
5 $109,150 $109,150 $72,500 $109,150 $109,150
6 $117,250 $117,250 $77,850 $117,250 $117,250
7 $125,350 $125,350 $83,250 $125,350 $125,350
8 $133,400 $133,400 $88,600 $133,400 $133,400
State Family Housing: High Street Veterans - Egmont Street Veterans - Trustman Apartments
Federal Family Housing: Walnut Street Apartments – 22 High Street
The Federal Family waiting list is currently CLOSED for all 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms.
Preliminary eligibility includes:
Does not exceed income limit (see income limits above)
The applicant or head of household must be 18 years of age or an emancipated minor
The BHA also checks the following for all applicant household members:
Credit report (18+)
Landlord history (18+)
Criminal history (14+ and any Personal Care Assistant)

State Elderly and Disabled Housing: Trustman Apartments
Federal Elderly and Disable Housing: Walnut St. Apartments - Sussman House - Kickham Apartments and Col. Floyd Apartments

Housing for either elderly or individuals or persons with disabilities. An elderly person in the state program are individuals who are at least 60 years old. An elderly person in the federal program are individuals who are at least 62 years old. Disabled can be of any age.

Preliminary eligibility includes:
Does not exceed income limit (see income limits above)
The applicant or head of household must be 18 years of age or an emancipated minor
Applicant or household meet the definition of elderly and/or disabled
The BHA also checks the following for all applicant household members:
Credit report (18+)
Landlord history (18+)
Criminal history (14+ and any Personal Care Assistant)

Section 8- Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program:

The Section 8 HCV Program is a HUD regulated, federally funded, subsidized-rental program that allows recipients of a voucher to rent safe and sanitary housing in the private sector. The voucher holder pays part of the rent, which is determined by the household's monthly adjusted gross income, the rent Payment Standard for the area, and the apartment's rent. The tenant is not allowed to pay more than 40% of their gross income towards the rent and utilities on an initial lease-up but must pay at least 30% of their gross income. The Brookline Housing Authority administers the voucher and, with funds received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), pays the remainder of the rent amount directly to the landlord. The HCV recipient may use the voucher to find a unit in any part of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Preliminary eligibility includes:
Does not exceed income limit (see income limits above)
The applicant or head of household must be 18 years of age or an emancipated minor
The BHA also checks the following for all applicant household members:
Credit report (18+)
Landlord history (18+)
Criminal history (14+ and any Personal Care Assistant)

Section 8 - Massachusetts Rental Voucher (MRVP) Program: The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, offers both tenant and project-based rental subsidies.
A Tenant Based Voucher, which is known as Mobile, is assigned to the Participant and is valid for any housing unit that meets the standards of the state sanitary code.
A Project Based Voucher is assigned to a specific housing unit or development. Project Based Developments: Village at Brookline – Beacon Park - 100 Center Communities at 1550 Beacon St
Preliminary eligibility includes:
Does not exceed income limit (see income limits above)
The applicant or head of household must be 18 years of age or an emancipated minor
The BHA also checks the following for all applicant household members:
Credit report (18+)
Landlord history (18+)
Criminal history (14+ and any Personal Care Assistant)

LIHTC Affordable Housing: 61 Park Street – 90 Longwood Ave – Dummer Street
61 Park LLC

The Brookline Housing Authority will be accepting applications for one-bedroom elderly and non-elderly disabled designated units at the 61 Park Street Apartments. This property currently undergoing renovations as part of the RAD Program to a Tax Credit Development. Local, elderly (62 years) and non-elderly disabled preferences will apply. The waiting list will remain open indefinitely.

90 Longwood LLC

The Brookline Housing Authority will be accepting applications for one-bedroom elderly and non-elderly disabled designated units at the 90 Longwood Avenue Apartments. This property is soon to begin renovations as a RAD Program from Federal Public Housing to a Tax Credit Development. Local, elderly (62 years) and non-elderly disabled preferences will apply. The waiting list will remain open indefinitely.

Dummer Street Information
The Brookline Housing Authority developed the new 32-unit affordable housing property at 86 Dummer Street. It opened in 2016. All 32 units are income-restricted and managed by Peabody Properties.

Transitional Housing Program: Candidates for this program are referred to BHA by the Commonwealth's Department of Transitional Assistance.
The BHA sets aside seven apartments for homeless families as part of the DHCD-funded Transitional Housing Program (THP). Together with our partner agencies BHA provides transitional housing and extensive support services to homeless families as they work toward self-sufficiency and housing stabilization. Participant families occupy these units for a 9-12 month period while they receive services like counseling from social workers, connections to resources such as child care, transportation, education/employment opportunities, personal money management training, and more in order to develop their self-sufficiency skills. The goal of the program is to help these families achieve self-sufficiency so that they can become successful renters in the future. Once the participant successfully meets their self-sufficiency goals, they may enter into a traditional lease with the BHA or they may seek permanent housing elsewhere.

Apply Online

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing health crisis, hand delivery of any applications will not be accepted. Documents can be emailed to apps@brooklinehousing.org or faxed to the BHA. Documents can also be scanned and emailed using a free mobile scanning application for your smart phone. For questions, do not hesitate to call us at 617-277-2022.

Waitlist

Individual Application Waitlist Status:

Open Waitlists:

  • Housing Choice Voucher - Section 8
  • State Family Public Housing
  • Federal Family Public Housing (4 & 5 Bedrooms)
  • Federal Family Public Housing Wheelchair Accessible Units
  • Federal Elderly/Disabled Public Housing

Closed Waitlists:

  • State Elderly/Disabled Public Housing
  • Federal Family Public Housing (2 & 3 Bedrooms)