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

2019-12-11 - SAVE THE DATES - Fall Lineup of Training Events

2019-11-12 - 2-Day Housing Choice Voucher Eligibility, Income, and Rent Calculation Seminar

2019-10-21 - Nan McKay 5-Day HCV Executive Management Training

2019-10-17 - Back by Popular Demand, PIC Tricks Training - Register by October 10th

2019-09-17 - Completed: NAHRO (2 Day) High Performance Management

2019-06-06 - Completed: ANNUAL MEETING: Marilyn O'Sullivay, HUD Boston and others

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

2019-04-23 - Completed: NAHRO Presents: FSS Training

2019-03-22 - Completed: Ask a Lawyer! Seminar with Driscoll & Driscoll, P.C.

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


Welcome to Section 8 Administrators Association, Inc.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to our Association.

The Section 8 Administrators Association was founded in 1978, by a group of 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.

Today, the Association, the largest of its kind in the nation, boasts over 120 member agencies in Massachusetts and surrounding New England states!

The Association is committed to conducting training of vital concern to our membership, and providing advocacy on behalf of our member agencies. The Association provides quality programs with qualified local and national trainers. Each year we bring in several recognized experts in the subject to provide our members with quality training.  We also alert both Executive Directors and Section 8 Administrators to both changes and proposed changes by HUD.  The past several years we have seen changes that have been unprecedented.

Even today, many of the original founders are still active members, serving as Officers or Board members, and continue to provide input and understanding for new Administrators as the program requirements continue to change from year to year.

Visit our site and view the upcoming training sessions and the training sessions that the Association has provided to its members over the past year.

Thank you for visiting,

Carrie Moore, President
Section 8 Administrators Association
Dedham Housing Authority

News and Announcements

Training Events

Job Postings

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.  Note that this ia a venue change for the Meeting.  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

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

Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager - Portsmouth Housing Authority (NH)
  Posted 2019-10-09
Temporary Part-Time Section 8 Occupancy Specialist - Methuen Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2019-08-30  (apply by 2019-09-13)
Resident Services Coordinator - Chelsea Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2019-08-12  (apply by 2019-08-29)
Section 8 Leased Housing Coordinator - Revere Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2019-08-08

Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis for the Boston Housing Market Area

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research released its Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis (CHMA) for the Boston Housing Market Area on January 1st, 2019.  The Boston Housing Market Area (HMA) includes Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts. For the purposes of this analysis, the  HMA is divided into three submarkets: the Boston-Suffolk submarket is coterminous with Suffolk County and includes  the city of Boston; the North Shore submarket contains  Essex and Middlesex Counties; and the South Shore  submarket consists of Norfolk and Plymouth Counties.  The HMA is home to 56 institutions of higher learning with more than 420,000 students living in the HMA.  The population of the HMA is currently estimated at  nearly 4.47 million.

Click here to view the Boston Market Area CHMA report.

2019-2020 Annual Membership Renewal

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

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)

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