40 William Shyne Circle
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: (781) 762-8115
FAX: (781) 762-4942
TTY: (800) 439-2370


Federal Section 8 Housing Voucher Program

The Norwood Housing Authority administers the Housing Choice Voucher program in Norwood. This program is designed to assist families, elderly persons and disabled families by providing rental assistance to tenants of privately owned rental units. Program participants pay a 30% minimum of their adjusted monthly income toward rental and utilities. The Housing Authority then pays a Housing Assistance Payment to the landlord for the difference between tenant's payment and the HUD determined Fair Market Price. The Norwood Housing Authority participates in the Mass NAHRO state wide Section 8 waiting list. An applicant for the Section 8 may apply at any participating Massachusetts housing authority. Applicants are awarded the preferences that they are eligible for by the system.  Once an applicant is awarded a voucher they can begin their housing search.  When they find a suitable unit they need approval from the NHA through an inspection, landlord contract and rent approval.