Housing Voucher Programs

HAC is the regional administrator for Section 8 vouchers, which provide financial assistance to low-income tenants. HAC manages over a third of the 2,000 Section 8 vouchers on the Cape and works closely with the town housing authorities that manage the other vouchers. Section 8 is an essential safety net, helping to provide safe, stable and decent housing for the elderly, disabled and other tenants who qualify for Section 8 assistance.

HAC’s Leased Housing Department pours millions back into local economy annually, helping about 900 households and 650 property owners each year. HAC provides rental assistance using federal and state subsidies for people throughout Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This, in turn, allows property owners to pay their mortgages; and it allows our workforce to continue to live on Cape Cod.

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HAC’s tenant corner
HAC’s Landlord Corner

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary five-year employment and savings incentive program for Housing Assistance’s Section 8 housing voucher families who wish to become financially self-sufficient. It includes:

  • Case management
  • Detailed plan to reach goals – education, employment, financial
  • Counseling/referrals
  • Escrow savings account up to $25,000
  • First time homebuyer bonus of $5,000

For more information or to sign up for FSS, contact:

Jan Nelson at 508-771-5400, x244 or jnelson@haconcapecod.org

View HAC’s FSS Newsletter

“Jan, kept me on track and focused, asking me what I need and giving me links to resources. Knowing someone has my back and is advocating for my success means so much to me.”

– Angelina, Family Self-Sufficiency Program Graduate