Main Phone: 781.326.3543
FAX Line: 781.326.1023
TDD Line: 781.326.7302
Maintenance: 781.329.5380

Dedham Housing Applicants

The Non-Smoking Policy applies to all Dedham Housing Authority properties.  Click here for the policy

Dedham Housing Authority administers state public housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs for low-income family, elderly and disabled households.  The CHAMP-State public housing application can be accessed here: CHAMP

For Additional information on these programs, the waiting lists, and Dedham Housing Authority's eligibility requirements, review the following information.

Public Housing

Public housing aims to provide safe and comfortable rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing includes apartments owned and managed by public housing authorities. Essentially, public housing is low-rent housing for eligible families, the elderly, and people with disabilities who meet the income guidelines and eligibility qualifications.

There are two types of public housing programs available to low-income households looking for federally or state subsidized housing assistance:

Elderly/Disabled Public Housing - the DHA oversees 4 elderly/disabled developments

  • The DHA manges three state developments for elderly/disabled residents: Parkway Court (25 units), Doggett Circle (80 units) and O'Neil Drive (100 units).
  • The Hitchins Drive building provides family unit housing for 8 clients of Department of Mental Health..

Family Public Housing - the DHA oversees two family developments

  • The DHA manages two state developments: Veterans Road (78 units) and Parker Staples Road (26 units).

How to Apply for Public Housing

You can come into the DHA office during business hours or apply online at: or google CHAMP Wait List. 

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Leased Housing)

The Dedham Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Belmont HA, Billerica HA, Dedham HA, Holbrook HA, Millis HA, Warren HA, Webster HA,  Wellesley HA and North Attleborough HA which provides housing assistance to low-income renters.  Participants in this program rent private apartments in the community and receive financial assistance from HUD's HCV program to pay a portion of the rent.  The participant usually pays 30-40% of their monthly income towards the rent.  They may have to pay for some utilities.

Click on the following Housing Authority links to view the Utility Allowance Standards (top of page) and  Payment Standards (bottom of page) for Section 8 Participants.

Bellingham Housing Authority
Belmont Housing Authority
Billerica Housing Authority
Dedham Housing Authority
Holbrook Housing Authority
Millis Housing Authority
North Attleboro Housing Authority
Warren Housing Authority
Webster Housing Authority
Wellesley Housing Authority

The DHA uses 105% of HUD's FMRs for cities/towns not listed above.  Please see their website

The Dedham Housing Authority also administers 24  Section 8 Project Based vouchers at Mill Village in Dedham.  To apply :

How to Apply for the Section 8 Voucher Program

You can come into the DHA office during business hours or apply online at:

Reasonable Accommodation

A reasonable accommodation is a change or waiver to policies, practices, procedures or services to allow persons with disabilities equal access and opportunity for all Dedham Housing Authority programs.
Please contact our office at 781-326-3543 and ask to speak to the reasonable accommodation coordinator. 

Violence Against Women Act

The VAWA Federal law (Violence Against Women Act) protects individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Click here for more information.