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Help for people looking for subsidized housing or vouchers.
Don't worry about registering; you will use the site anonymously! Just click the links just below to locate all your housing options.
Please note: we work with Advocates and Providers, but not with individual clients, so please do not attempt to sign in, register, or call us. The resources below are all the help we can give, but they will definitely save you time and worry!


Click Here to Search for Subsidized Housing or Rental Vouchers

A One Page Picture Guide: How to Use the Search Link above
    Use this guide to help you with the FIRST link.
Use Links at Right to Update Housing Providers MS Word | PDF
    Before mailing, write the name of the program you wish to update in the row at the top of the form!

HousingWorks: Discrimination Self-Help Handbook.

HUD: Discrimination Complaint Form.




Housing Advocates
Advocates must register with HousingWorks and sign up for a 45-minute webinar before using the site

Registration, Training, and Support

Download a Subscription (or Subscription Renewal) Form.

Request an Applicant's Password.

Request a Demo or Training.

Register as an Advocate via email.

Advocate Training Video #1 (links to Youtube page).

Download an Applicant Update Form: MS Word | PDF
    If you are not a HousingWorks subscriber, you can use this handy form to update Applicant changes.
    Before mailing, write the name of the program you wish to update in the row at the top of the form!


Download the Subscriber Advocates: Download this Packet of Helpful Documents!
Other Useful Resources

Locate Landlord Information across Massachusetts
   (other states may offer a similar service)

Search Google for "Tax Assessor, City State"
   (locates Landlord Names and Addresses).

Locate the closest Social Security Office.

Massachusetts Emergency Financial Assistance Locations by city.

About the Massachusetts AHVP Program.

About the Massachusetts MRVP Program.




Housing Providers
Providers can either register with HousingWorks or provide updated information about their portfolio - just use the appropriate form(s) below.

Resources, Registration, Training

Form to Update Your Housing Inventory Information:. MS Word | PDF

Help us to Open or Close your Waitlists:    MS Word: Type and Email | PDF: Print and Fax

Give this "Best Practices" Update Form to Applicants: MS Word | PDF

Request an Applicant's Password.

Need HW to Investigate an Applicant.

Call Log for Waitlist Status and Rank.

Click Here to Fill a Vacancy or Request Reports.

Request a Demo via email.

Request Access to the Waitlist Software.

Schedule a Training or Help Session.
Other Useful Resources

Locate the closest Social Security Office.

Search the Sex Offender Registry.

Search VINE Registry for Inmates in State Prisons (not all states participate).

Search Federal Registry for Inmates in Federal Prisons.




Planners, Developers, and Government Agencies
We've been collectng anonymous, aggregate data on applicants, inventory, and waitlists for over 15 years. This allows us to produce reports crucial for planning that are available through no other type of service.

Our Mission Statement

Company Brochure

Founder Biographies
White Paper: Barriers to Subsidized, Affordable, Special Needs Housing

Sample Planning and Prevention reports you can get from HW NYA




Resources for HMIS and Coordinated Assessment
Since 2003, HousingWorks has provided an HMIS solution for a number of CoCs. Our data quality scores are consistently the highest in the areas we serve.



Correct Your Data

Schedule a Training or Help Session.

      Data Quality Links
      Data Quality Links for Domestic Violence HMIS

      Locate Typing Mistakes

Specific Problems:

      Request a Client's Password

      Ask HW to Transfer Clients

      Ask HW To Delete a Client

HMIS Instruction Guides (revised 3/25/2014)

      MS Word 2010

      PDF version

      Bed Register Guide



HMIS Intake Forms (revised 7/01/2015)

Release Forms for HMIS and Housing Search-Word

First-Time Intake for Unacc Inds-PDF

First-Time Intake for Unacc Inds-Word

First-Time Intake for HHs-PDF

First-Time Intake for HHs-MS Word

Annual Assessment Page

Exit Form for All HH Sizes

Due Diligence (Word)

Alternate HMIS Forms (published 10/01/2014)
HUD Intake Form

HUD Project Exit Form

HUD Annual Assessment




StaffWorks.Org Resources - DV Reporting
In 2012, Jane Doe, Inc. asked HousingWorks to create an in-house Data Collection System. It can be expanded to serve other DV and SA agencies in other states.


Request the StaffWorks Instruction Guide.
Statewide DV and SA agencies may request this Guide by clicking the Email Link above.
You must use your agency email address when making this request