Division of Leased Housing Programs (Section 8)



The LHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list is currently closed.  When the list re-opens a public announcement will appear in the newspaper, along with relevant application details posted to this page.

Division of Leased Housing Programs
The Division of leased Housing Programs is lead by Tha Chhan, Division Director Programs. He oversees a staff of eight in this very busy office.

The Division administers leased housing programs that are funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

There are a total of 1,246 Section 8 Vouchers, 43 Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program Vouchers, 50 Lowell Rental Assistance Fund Program Vouchers, and 22 Department of Mental Health rental subsidies. At the present time the waiting lists for these programs are closed. When the Waiting Lists are re-opened, applications will be accepted for a period of time and placement on the list will be based on preference and lottery designation.

Notices will appear in local media announcing any such openings. Application forms will be posted on our website or may be obtained at our offices. During the time of a waiting list opening, reasonable accommodation requests will be granted to persons with disabilities.

Eligibility is based on specific program criteria and program regulations. For more information you may contact the office of the Division of Leased Housing Programs.


  • Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Federal
  • Section 8 Project Based Program Federal
  • Section 8 Homeownership Program Federal
  • Lowell Rental Assistance Fund Program State
  • Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program State
  • Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program – Project Based State
  • Department of Mental Health Rental Subsidy State

Did you know that your Section 8 Voucher may be transferred and administered by any Public Housing Authority?

Learn more about transferring your voucher?

Contact Us

Tha Chhan, Director of Leased Housing Programs 978-364-5353

Mark Briere, Office Coordinator, Portability/ESG Administrator 978-364-5350

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