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"Serving New England
and the Nation"
- Peter M. McSwiggin, Founder
Upcoming Training Events

2019-06-06 - Save the Date - ANNUAL MEETING: Marilyn O'Sullivay, HUD Boston

2019-05-08 - Canceled - Go Section 8: Centralized Wait List Update and Training

2019-04-23 - NAHRO Presents: FSS Training, Register by April 16th

2019-03-22 - Ask a Lawyer! Seminar with Driscoll & Driscoll, P.C. - Register by March 19th

2019-02-26 - Completed: NAHRO: PBVs for RAD Training (2 day) and HUD Repositioning Seminar (half day)

2018-11-14 - Completed: 2 Day Housing Choice Voucher Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation Seminar

2018-09-19 - Completed: VR Fraud Prevention and Quality Control

2018-08-20 - Completed: 3 Day RAD Project Based Voucher (PBV) Specialist Training



SAA Letter to HUD (February 1, 2019)
Requested Guidance Update Regarding Restrictions on Assistance to Noncitizens

A letter was drafted on behalf of the Section 8 Administrators Association, Inc. to request addition guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development with regard to acceptable documentation to support of eligible immigrations status for purposes of federal housing benefits pursuant to applicable law.

Click here to View the letter sent on February 1, 2019

The Salem News (January 15, 2019)
Piece of History

Peter McSwiggin stands with a commemorative clock awarded in 2013 to former Salem Mayor Jean Levesque for his support in implementing the Section 8 housing program in Salem and his commitment to those in need, the disabled, and senior citizens in the city. McSwiggin, a Salem native, founded the Section 8 Administrators Association in 1978, under Levesque’s tenure. The association now has more than 120 member agencies from Massachusetts and New England and offers training sessions to assist in the management of state and federal housing programs.

The clock and association Founder’s Award plaque were recently donated to the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center on Bridge Street, where they will be placed on display. Behind McSwiggin is a portrait of Levesque, which hangs on a wall in the center. Levesque was mayor of Salem from 1973 to 1983.

Cheryl Richardson/Staff photo

Approval of Updates to By Laws (June 19th, 2018)

Dear Members,

The bylaws were updated and voted for approval by the board on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  Per the bylaws, the membership was provided a copy of the bylaws for review and were approved at our Annual Meeting on June 19, 2018.

Carrie Moore President

Everything You Want to know About PIC and EIV - Access, Reports, Corrections

The Section 8 Administrators Association meeting held February 2017 included HUD Regional office PIC coach Michael Coughlin, Deputy Director Robert Cwieka and other HUD staff.  You can review and print the PIC and EIV presentation from the meeting on the Training Events page or from the links below.

click here - Powerpoint file
click here - PDF version of the Powerpoint file

Job Postings - Click here for more information about the following job postings.

Section 8 Leased Housing Coordinator - Revere Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2019-01-09
Program Representative Leased Housing - Worcester Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2018-10-24
Section 8 Coordinator HCVP - Waltham Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2018-10-16  (apply by 2018-10-30)
Program Administrator - Hudson Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2018-10-01

2018-2019 Annual Membership Notice and Renewal

Over 40 years ago the Section 8 Administrators Association was founded, by a group of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of information on the management of the Section 8 program now called the Housing Choice Voucher program. Toward that end, the Association is committed to conducting training of vital concern to our membership and providing advocacy on behalf of our member agencies. The past several years have seen changes that have been unprecedented.

Don't forget to complete your annual renewal notice if you haven't already done so.

See links below to view the Annual Membership Renewal Letter and download the Member Application Form. We are asking all housing authorities to renew their S8AA memberships no later than October 31, 2018.

click here to view the 2018-2019 Membership Renewal Letter
click here to open (download) 2018-2019 Membership Application Form (PDF)
click here to open (download) 2018-2019 Membership Application Form (Word)

June 2018 Annual Meeting - Elections
S8AA held its 2018 elections of Officers & Directors at its June Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors page has been updated to reflect the elections and changes.

Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Founder Award (Maribeth Cunningham and Debbie Saba), Association Award (Joanne Toomey) and President Award (Salem Housing Authority).
click here for more information on current and past Award Winners.

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