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.

Dedham Housing Authority administers state and federally supported affordable housing programs for low-income family, elderly and disabled households.  State Application and Federal Application forms can be accessed here.  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 three family developments

  • The DHA manages two state developments: Veterans Road (78 units) and Parker Staples Road (26 units).
  • The DHA manages one federal family development: High St/O'Brien Way which consists of 24 units.

How to Apply for Public Housing

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

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, 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.

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

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.
Click here for more information.

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.