Waitlists now open for 1 Bedroom State and Federal Units and 2, 3, and 4 Bedroom Federal Units.


Please Read This Section Carefully

Information and forms are provided online as an aid to understanding and expediting the application


Applications and verifying documentation for Federal and State Housing must be submitted by mail or in person to the Needham Housing Authority, 28 Capt. Robert Cook Drive, Needham MA 02494.

If you wish to apply for both Federal and State housing, you will have to complete both applications and submit both with the requested documentaion in order to be placed on both waiting lists.


  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security
  • Bank Statements
  • Any Income
  • All Releases Signed and Dated



Family Waiting List

Our two and three bedroom waiting lists are currently closed.


Applying For Elderly/Disabled Housing

Listed below are links to print or download the Federal and State applications as well as common forms which must be filed with both applications.

Remember that you must file one State and one Federal application if you wish your name to be placed on both State and Federal elderly/disabled waiting lists. We choose from the State waiting list when a vancancy occurs in a State-funded development and the Federal waiting list when one appears in a Federally-funded one.

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Preliminary State Application 

State Application

Federal Application

General Release of Information  (To be filed with ALL APPLICATIONS)


RHIIP Guide (To be filed with FEDERAL APPLICATION)
Debts Owed (To be filed with FEDERAL APPLICATION)                              
Supplement to Federal Application (To be filed with FEDERAL APPLICATION)
Privacy Act Release(To be filed with FEDERAL APPLICATION)                           


Apply for Elderly/Disabled Emergency Housing (Priority or Preference Status)

If, after carefully reviewing the information on the State Emergency Housing Application form, you feel that it is applicable to your circumstances, you may complete the form and submit it with the required documentation to the Needham Housing Authority in  addition to your standard application(s) which has been filed. Do not delay submitting your standard application(s) while awaiting documentation to prove your priority/preference status.


Emergency State Housing Application


About Emergency Housing ( Priority or Preference Status)

Please understand that submission of the Emergency Housing Application form does not mean immediate housing but only that the application may be granted a priority or preference status on the waiting list. There may be many other applicants before you on the waiting lists with priority status; furthermore, there is no way of knowing when vacancies will occur. The wait before an applicant is offered a unit may be extensive-even for those with a priority or preference.