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

Owners and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Do you currently rent or interested in renting to a Section 8 Participant?  The following information is intended for the use of both existing and new housing owners considering renting to Section 8 renters.  Thank you for your interest in the Dedham Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) is a federally funded rental assistance program designed to help low-income families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The program provides subsidies to qualified households for use in private housing in the community of their choice. Under the Section 8 program, households initially pay 30%-40% of their income towards the rent plus utilities and the federal government pays the difference between that amount and the approved contract rental amount.  Households may have to pay for some utilities. Citizenship status applies.

The Dedham Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Belmont HA, Billerica HA, Dedham HA, Holbrook HA, Millis HA, North Attleboro HA, Warren HA, Webster HA, and Wellesley HA.

Click on the following Housing Authority links to view the Utility Allowance Standards (top of page) and the 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.  See HUD's website for these numbers.


The Dedham Housing Authority contracts with McCright and Associates for Inspections.  The results are available online from McCright & Associates.  The DHA performs inspections at the initial lease up and annually (unless the unit passes the first time, then we will inspect biennially).

Cick here to access inspection results

Request for Tenancy Approval Instructions and Forms

The entire Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) packet must be completely filled out by both the property owner and the tenant.

RFTA packet 

Request for a Rent Increase Form

You can submit a request for a rent increase by submitting this form to the DHA 60 days prior to the effective date.   
Click Here

Tracking Payments

The DHA gives our Landlords access to our new online Assistance Connect. Using this system, you will be able to register and access information regarding your monthly Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) for all your current tenants. Landlords can use Assistance Connect regardless of whether you receive Direct Deposit or payments by check, but by choosing to sign up for Direct Deposit, you can help DHA reduce environmental waste, use less paper, and help us become more efficient.  Please contact the Dedham Housing Authority for your unique access code.  

Click here for the Direct Deposit form
The Assistance Connect Website is :

List Your Apartment or Rental Properties

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It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!