Fairhaven Housing Authority


Senior/Disability Eligibility

To live in state assisted elderly/disabled public housing, you must be at least 60 years old. If you are a person under 60 with a disability, you must meet certain criteria to be eligible for state housing for disabled persons.

You must complete an application and then be placed on a wait list that is kept by the authority. When your name reaches the top of the wait list, the authority will contact you. Priority is given to a qualified emergency (ask for details).

Preference is given to a Fairhaven veteran, spouse of a veteran, a Fairhaven resident or an employee who works in Fairhaven.

Income Limits

Income limits (which includes income from assets, savings, checking, CD’s, stocks, bonds, IRA’s, 401k’s, trusts, real estate, owned or rented)

  • 1 person – $39,300
  • 2 persons – $44,900
  • 3 persons – $50,500
  • 4 persons – $56,100
  • 5 persons – $60,600
  • 6 persons – $65,100

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Can One Apply?
    Applications can be picked up at our office at 275 Main Street, Fairhaven from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also download an application from the DHCD website.
  • Who Gets Priority/Preference?
    Our categories are as follows; Emergency Local, Emergency Non Local, Local Veteran, Local Resident or Employee of Fairhaven, Non Resident.
  • How Do I Check Where I Am On The List?
    Call our office (508-993-1144) and give us your name, control number and date of birth.
  • How Will My Rent Be Determined?
    Rent will be based on 30% of your adjusted monthly income. Family units will be based on 27% of their adjusted monthly income.
  • What if I have to give up the property?
    A 30 day written notice to vacate is required.