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Find Affordable Housing

The following are resources for people looking for Affordable Housing:

Action Inc

Action Inc. is a safety net for our community. We offer a broad range of supportive services, including: fuel assistance and energy efficiency programs, case management, housing assistance and homelessness prevention, job training and education, and affordable housing.


The largest affordable housing listing network in the country, servicing both renters searching for housing and property owners listing available units, and includes helpful information for Section 8.

A leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information on a range of senior living needs, including emergency housing.

CHAMP  (Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Programs)

CHAMP is the website where you can apply for the Massachusetts state-aided Public Housing program and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP). Through the online system, this website lets you submit your application to one or more housing authorities, instead of having to mail or hand deliver an application to each housing authority separately. You can also keep your application information up-to-date on this website as it changes. This will help you to make sure that housing authorities know how to contact you.


Gloucester Housing Authority

The Gloucester Housing Authority assists over 1300 households in the Cape Ann area through Public Housing, Rental Assistance, Homeownership and Resident Service programs.


Harborlight Homes

Formally, Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) is a non-profit, Massachusetts-certified Community Development Corporation.  HCP develops, manages and advocates for quality, service-enriched housing that is affordable and inclusive, collaborating with communities to cultivate just, equitable and sustainable housing opportunities vital to the health and strength of our entire region.  

Housing Navigator Massachusetts

Housing Navigator Massachusetts, Inc. is a  free online tool, makes it simple to search for affordable local rentals and statewide.


HousingWorks aims to reduce or eliminate barriers to subsidized, affordable, and special needs housing by utilizing a unique ecosystem model, one that places state and federal oversight agencies, for-profit management companies, housing authorities, housing advocates, and the homeless in a position to render each other indispensable services. They provide research for people seeking affordable housing, housing search advocates and affordable housing agencies.



The MassAccess Housing Registry helps people to find affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.


MassHousing’s rental housing portal contains detailed information on the more than 800 privately managed affordable properties financed and/or overseen by MassHousing

North Shore CDC 

North Shore CDC is committed to improving our communities by providing affordable housing to families and individuals in need. From formerly homeless youth to single parents with children, we aim to alleviate poverty in the communities that we serve. We serve over 900 individuals in more than 400 affordable apartments and over 3,000 individuals in our other programming.


Wellspring House

Wellspring recognizes that a key contributor to homelessness is the lack of affordable housing for individuals.

We provide single room occupancy for 11 adults in downtown Gloucester.  Each individual pays a monthly rent based on their income.  Subsidies for the program are made available through our partnership with the Gloucester Housing Authority. If you are interested in this program, please contact Gloucester Housing Authority.

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