Project-Based Voucher Program

Waiting List Selection Priorities

Below is a list of the preferences that Melrose Housing Authority considers when selecting applicants for the Project-Based Waiting List. Applicants are served by date and time of application within preference category in the order set forth below. We will request documentation of preferences at the time an applicant reaches the top of the waiting list and are selected for final determination of eligibility.

WAIT LIST REQUIREMENT: PBV Fuller House requires that you be at least age sixty-two, unless you are a person with a disability.

  • First preference is to Melrose Resident and Veterans
  • Second preference is to applicants who are Melrose Residents
  • Third preference is to applicants who are Veterans
  • Fourth preference is to all other applicants who are at least age sixty-two or person with disabilities by date and time of applicat

What is a "Melrose resident"? – The Melrose residency preference shall apply to all families that live in the City of Melrose or is a household member who is employed or has been hired as an employee in the City of Melrose.

What is the “Veteran Preference”? – A veteran is a person who served in the active US Armed Forces (i.e., the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard but excluding reserves of all) and who was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable. This preference applies to applicant head of households who are veterans or surviving spouses of such veterans, provided such spouse has not remarried prior to the time of admission to the MHA’s program.

How to Apply

For more information on the Project-Based Voucher Program, you can apply and access your application online! Visit GoSection8

Once online you can apply, change your address, confirm your status, and update preferences.

If you’d like to apply by mail or in person, obtain a copy of our paper application here: PBV Binder