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

2022-12-12
Stress Less with Humor and Optimism.

2022-12-05
Upcoming Trainings Opportunities Save the Dates!
We have the following trainings/meetings in the works and we hope to see you there!

2022-10-27
Canceled / Rescheduled
Improving Customer Service Delivery and Ensuring PHA Job Safety and Satisfaction

2022-10-17
Coming Soon SEMAP Training November 16-17 9am-1pm.

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Announcements

ANNOUNCING NEW S8AA BOARD MEMBERS:

SECRETARY 
• JACLYN BEAULIEU, HUDSON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

My name is Jackie Beaulieu and I’m the Executive Director of the Hudson Housing Authority. I’ve worked in housing for more than 15 years. I’m a mom of three (ages 6, 3 and 4 months) and life is BUSY! I’ve served on the Board of the S8AA for more than 6 years now as a Director and am excited for this opportunity to move on to the Secretary position. The S8AA is a great organization that helps keep us connected with our peers at other authorities (so important!) while providing us great opportunities to further our knowledge of the housing programs we administer.

TREASURER
• SAMANTHA HEGGARTY, BURLINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

My name is Samantha Heggarty and I am currently the Executive Director of the Burlington Housing Authority. I have worked in housing for approximately 20 years and love what I do. The S8AA is important to me because it gives me a forum to ask questions and network with housing authority employees from all over. 

DIRECTORS 
• MARIBETH CUNNINGHAM, NORWOOD HOUSING AUTHORITY

My name is Maribeth Cunningham, and my position at Norwood Housing Authority is Leased Housing Administrator. My employment here began in 2004, but actually started in housing in 1977 at Mass. Housing Finance Agency where I worked until 1985. I then took time off from housing to raise my kids and worked as a bartender. I still work as a bartender too! Serving on the Section 8 AA has been a pleasure---great support from fellow board members who have so much knowledge about our programs. 

• KERRY FARIAS, FALL RIVER HOUSING AUTHORITY

My name is Kerry Farias. I have been employed with the FRHA for 35 years of which 18 of those years I resided in public housing. I have worked in the Section 8 Department my whole tenure with the FRHA. I have been the Director of Leased Housing since July 2018. I love spending time with my grandson and enjoy vacationing in Florida. The S8AA Board is important to me in several ways. The Board is a committee with wonderful and knowledgeable people. They bring a wealth of knowledge to every HA they interact with and the trainings and webinars they host are very beneficial to each HA. 

• JASMIN JEAN-LOUIS, MELROSE HOUSING AUTHORITY

My name is Jasmin Jean-Louis. I am the Section 8 & FSS Coordinator for the Melrose Housing Authority. In 2012, I started working as an intern for a housing authority and officially began my “career” in November 2015. My major in college was Anthropology and my favorite board game is Connect 4. It’s important to stay relevant with all the constant changes happening in the housing industry, being a part of the s8aa board helps me very much in my career as well as providing the useful information to other colleagues to succeed in theirs as well. 

• MARIE ALFONSO, FALL RIVER HOUSING AUTHORITY

My name is Marie Afonso, I am the Assistant Director of Leased Housing at the Fall River Housing Authority where I have worked for 20 years. The S8AA is important because it provides professionals within Housing Authorities to meet and engage with peers and colleagues to share ideas, trainings and opportunities for growth. I love animals, enjoy traveling and spending time with my granddaughters. 

• BRUNA CAMPBELL, BROCKTON HOUSING AUTHORITY

My name is Bruna Campbell. I work at the Brockton Housing Authority as the Rental Assistance Landlord Participant Facilitator, I’ve been in the housing field for over 5 years. I originally started working at the BHA part-time during my junior year of High School and remained working part-time until I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was hired full-time in 2016. S8AA is important to me because it provides a setting where members are able to assist each other on common goals. 

• BRITTANY JANCARIK, WATERTOWN HOUSING AUTHORITY

Hello to all! My name is Brittany Jancarik and I am representing the Watertown Housing Authority as its Leased Housing Manager. I began my affordable housing career four years ago working at a property management company where I provided compliance services and project management to various non-profits, housing authorities, and private sector owners. When I am not working or chasing around my toddler, I enjoy singing and recording music. It is truly an honor to be running for a leadership position with S8AA, as it is my personal passion to educate others about the importance of affordable housing – after all, we are here to help bridge the housing gap between income levels of all shapes and sizes. Despite how busy all of us are, there is nothing more satisfying than issuing a voucher to someone who can finally breathe a sigh of relief. 

• JACK NAGLE, ARLINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

My name is Jack Nagle, I am the Executive Director of the Arlington Housing Authority and have been working in this industry for four years. Prior to working for the AHA I worked for the DTA and served in the U.S. Army. I would be excited to contribute and learn as a member of the Board of Directors of the S8AA, an organization that has showcased its commitment to advocating for its membership.

 

Letter on Fair Market Rents, Appeals and next steps.

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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

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