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

HCV PBV with NAHRO, Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.

Annual Meeting at Venezia's in Boston

CORI training with the CORI Board.

April Training

Quadel Consulting and Training
Register by February 12th, 2020

Section 8 Program Termination Hearings
Trainer: Angela Marcolina, Esq, Boston Housing Authority
Register by January 9th, 2020

Click here for more information.



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

Section 8 Administrators Association Annual Meeting (June 6th, 2019)

The S8AA Members Annual Meeting including Elections was held on June 6th, 2019 at the CRUISEPORT (part of the Beauport Hotel family) in Gloucester, MA.  Guest speakers included:

  • Marilyn O'Sullivan, HUD Boston Field Office
    Click here to view the HUD Update Presentation slides (pptx)
    Click here to view the HUD Update Presentation slides (pdf)
  • David Gleich, Chief of Leased Housing at the Boston Housing Authority
  • Mike Lazdowsky, Go Section 8
  • Donna Brown-Rego, Executive Director, MassNAHRO
  • Peter McSwiggin, S8AA Founder.

Register by Thursday, May 30th. 
Click here for more information
Click here to view Mock Ballot
Click here to view Letter Regarding Proposed Small Area Fair Market Rents
Click here to view FAQs Regarding Small Area Fair Market Rents
Click here to view Proposed Small Area Fair Market Rents

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.

Executive Director - Brookline Housing Authority
  Posted 2020-03-30
Leased Housing Specialist - Attleboro Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2020-02-21
Deputy Director, Division of Rental Assistance / Program Manager VII - Department of Housing & Community Development (Boston, MA)
  Posted 2020-01-13
FSS Program Coordinator - NeighborWorks Housing Solutions (MA)
  Posted 2019-12-26
Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager - Portsmouth Housing Authority (NH)
  Posted 2019-10-09

2019-2020 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.

We are asking all housing authorities to renew their S8AA memberships no later than October 31, 2019

Click here to open (download) the 2019-2020 Membership Renewal Letter and Application Form (PDF)

June 2019 Annual Meeting - Elections
S8AA held its 2019 elections of Officers & Directors at its June Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors page has been updated to reflect the elections and changes.

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