Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are your hours of operation?

The Maynard Housing Authority Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30AM to-3:30PM.

Q: What waiting lists are currently open?

The waiting list for our Powdermill Circle, Dawn Grove and Concord Circle Elderly/Disabled public housing developments are open. Our MRVP waiting list is currently closed.

Q: How do I apply for Housing Programs?

You can pick up an application for housing at the Maynard Housing Authority Office, 15 Powdermill Circle, Maynard, MA during normal business hours. You may download an application from or you may call and have one mailed to you.

Q: Can I look at a unit before I apply?

The Maynard Housing Authority does not keep units open for viewing. Our maintenance staff works hard to renovate units as quickly as possible so the next person on our list can be housed. Once you apply and your name comes to the top of the list, you will be made a written offer of a specific unit. At that time, you can call to schedule an appointment to view the unit. We cannot guarantee applicants any specific unit.

Q: How long is the wait for housing?

The wait on each list varies, and it is impossible to give anything but an estimated amount of time. It is best that you ask this question after your application has been entered into the Waiting List system so we can try to give you an estimated answer based on your current placement in the waiting list.

Q: Whom do I call if something isn’t working properly in my apartment?

During normal business hours, contact the Maynard Housing Authority office at (978) 897-8738 to request a work order. Maintenance staff will address the issue as soon as they can. If you have a routine maintenance issue while our office is closed, please call the Office at (978) 897-8738 and your call will be answered by answering service. A work order will be processed, as soon as possible, when the office is open. If you have an urgent maintenance issue that cannot wait until normal business hours, please call our office at (978) 897-8738 your call will be answered by answering service and on call maintenance will be contacted. In the case of a fire or medical emergency, always call 911.