Welcome to the Dennis Housing Authority

The Dennis Housing Authority was established in 1970 to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing for low and moderate income persons. Create an environment which enables residents to live responsibly and with dignity and to support residents in their efforts to achieve self sufficiency. To honor public commitments in a fiscally and ethically responsible manner and to remain committed to working cooperatively with community, state, state, federal and local officials and addressing housing needs.

The Dennis Housing Authority owns and manages five low income housing developments as well as four scattered site dwellings. Three of the developments house elderly and disabled persons. One development of Family Housing and four scattered site duplex family units all with three or four bedrooms, for a total of 144 units, as well as one property designated for Special Needs Housing.

The Dennis Housing Authority also administers 98 Federal Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV). The HCV program is operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program offers rent subsidies to persons of low income, which allows them to acquire apartments in private developments or houses. Program participant pays 30% of their adjusted income and the DHA pays the difference between that amount and the monthly rent.

The Dennis Housing Authority also administers 48 Massachusetts Rental Vouchers (MRVP). The MRVP program is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development, which offers subsidies to persons of low income. The “Mobile” voucher allows the tenant to acquire apartments in private developments or houses within Massachsuetts.

The Dennis Housing Authority administers 16 Department of Mental Health Vouchers (DMH). The Program is operated in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health which offers subsidies to DMH clients of low income.

The Dennis Housing Authority also acts as a monitoring agent and or management agent for local affordable units within the Town of Dennis.