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Andover Housing Authority

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Andover Housing Authority (AHA) administers 131 Section 8 Vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8, provides assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income families to rent housing in the private market. Eligibility for this program is based on a family's gross annual income and family size.

Program participants are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Section 8 housing choice voucher program participants may move at the end of their lease term to other locations within the jurisdiction of the Andover Housing Authority or anywhere in the United States where there is an agency operating a housing choice voucher program. In the housing choice voucher program, eligible families generally are required to pay 30 % of their adjusted income towards gross rent (owner rent and the amount of the AHA Utility Allowance for tenant-paid utilities that are not included in the rent to the owner). AHA pays the difference between the amount of the required tenant payment and the gross rent.


How to Apply

You can apply online for Section 8 at:

Housing Navigator

Housing Navigator Massachusetts, Inc. is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is a free online tool that makes it simple to search for affordable rentals statewide. Working with owners and public sector partners, they’ve built a database of income-restricted rentals from all over the state. Click here for Affordable Rentals in Massachusetts.

For any additional Section 8 questions you can contact:
Ivonne Quinones
Leased Housing Coordinator
978-475-2365 x 103