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Massachusetts Housing Resources

SSEF Checklist for Home Ownership

Preparation is key to success!  SSEF's Housing Committee Chair, Janet Wheeler, has compiled this overview of important factors to understand before embarking on the home ownership adventure.  Contact us if you'd like to meet with an SSEF Housing Mentor.

Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership

Project Genesis Home Buyer Training is a comprehensive series of training seminars for first time home buyers. It consists of 10 hours of instruction over four evening sessions.

Housing Consumer Education Centers

This agency offers answers to a wide range of questions about all types of housing problems. Tenants, landlords, prospective buyers, and homeowers can access information designed to maximize housing stability, strengthen investments, and minimize disputes.

The Regional Housing Services Office

This agency provides the member communities of Acton, Bedford, Burlington, Concord, Lexington, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston with affordable housing support and information. 

MCO Housing Services

This agency offers listings of available affordable properties throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Offerings include rental projects. The homes are generally for sale in the $150,000 to $200,000 range. Many are sold in conjunction with State sponsored affordable housing programs and may have income and asset limitations. MCO can also aid in your search for quality affordable homes through traditional realty services. We suggest you become a Member by joining our the MCO Email List as you will then receive updates of new offerings as they become available.

This website is the largest rental-listing service for the Section 8 housing market. We service families, landlords and public-housing agencies across the United States. Hundreds of thousands of tenants and landlords nationwide benefit from our programs. The company's core mission is to help Americans living in poverty. We provide free information about current housing options under HUD's Section 8 Housing Voucher (Section 8) Program in every market in the country.

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

This agency encourages the production and preservation of housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families and individuals and fosters diverse and sustainable communities through planning and community development. CHAPA runs programs that connect people with affordable rental and homeownership opportunities, including the Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry (MassAccess); the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative; and Chapter 40B Monitoring.

The Department of Housing and Community Development

This agency provides affordable housing options, financial assistance, and other support to Massachusetts communities.  We oversee different types of assistance and funding for consumers, businesses, and non-profit partners.

The MassAccess Housing Registry 

helps people to find affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing

Affordable Housing Online

This website is a national resource that provides info on every income based housing project in the U.S. If you’re searching for a low income apartment, HUD housing, a Section 8 apartment, subsidized housing or income based housing, just enter your location in the apartment search box to find available apartments near you.

Best of Boston: Best Public School Districts in Boston 2017

Boston Magazine's overview of 125 Massachusetts towns: school ranking, housing statistics, transit information and housing resources.


MassHousing finances the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing throughout Massachusetts. The organization maintains a searchable list for affordable rental units throughout Massachusetts with links to property managers and site offices to access information and applications.

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

Allston Brighton CDC builds a stronger and more stable community by representing and supporting the expressed interests, positive engagement and leadership of Allston Brighton’s diverse local communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes. Its work may include providing and protecting affordable housing, promoting environmental sustainability, supporting small businesses, developing community leaders, building family economic self-sufficiency, and fostering community cohesion. Its resources include homebuyer education, homebuying mentors, and listings of affordable rentals and homes for sale.

Housing Resources by Town or City

The following list provides direct links to affordable housing resources associated with each town or city.  There you will find information about the number of affordable housing units available,  policies associated with applying for housing, listings of available properties, and other housing initiatives and resources offered by each town or city.

Acton Affordable Rental Housing Directory

The Arlington Housing Authority

Housing Corporation of Arlington

The Ashland Affordable Housing Trust

The Ayer Housing Authority

The Town of Bedford Housing Authority

The Belmont Housing Authority

Beverly Housing Authority

The Burlington Housing Authority

Concord Housing Authority

The Chelsea Housing Authority

The Chelmsford Housing Authority

The Framingham Housing Authority

Lexington Housing Authority

The Lincoln Housing Commission

The Littleton Housing Authority

Revere Housing Authority

The Town of Sudbury Housing Authority

The Waltham Housing Authority

The Watertown Housing Authority

Woburn Housing Authority