Who Has Priority

  • Has your apartment been condemned?
  • Are you living in a shelter or on the streets?
  • Do you have a severe medical emergency?
  • Do you pay more than half your income for rent?
  • Are you facing domestic violence?
  • Are you a local resident?
  • Are you being evicted through no fault of your own?

If you answer "yes" to these and other questions you may be eligible for a preference or priority for some housing programs that can help move you up a waiting list more quickly.

This chapter will help you figure out whether you fit into any preference or priority categories.

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last Updated December 2009

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