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HHA's Section 8 Homeownership Program is an option for families who are current participant's of HHA's Section 8 Voucher (HCV) Program to use their subsidy towards a mortgage, instead of rent for up to 15 years. All participants in the HCV program must meet all HCV requirements and work with an approved lender to ensure households receive mortgage products beneficial to their homeownership goals. 

General Eligibility Information

  • Be a current voucher holder through Holyoke Housing Authority
  • Be a first-time homebuyer (have not owened a home in the last 3 years)
  • Have a valif first-time homebuyer workshop certificate from a HUD approved agency
  • Have some savings for a down payment
    • at least 1% of the purchase price (for example, 1% of a home priced at $300,000 = $3,000)

Additional information about the HHA Section 8 Homeownership Program may be found in the FAQs.

To apply for the program, contact Vivian Rodriguez at 413-539-2220 x219 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.