Housing Authority

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Mission Statement

The Salem Housing Authority is committed to providing a full range of affordable housing opportunities that are decent, safe, and sanitary to eligible low income elderly, family, and handicapped persons in a fair manner. We strive to make the best use of all available resources so that our residents and participants may live in an environment that is clean, well maintained and attractive by taking advantage of available government resources. Our goal is to manage our public housing units in a manner that is consistent with good, financially sound property management practices.

We endeavor to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for our residents and their families. We are committed to servicing our residents and participants and this entire community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect and caring.

We are committed to fair and non-discriminatory practices throughout all of our housing programs and design policies that aim to de-concentrate poverty and provide support to access affordable housing opportunities. The Salem Housing Authority is committed to assisting all residents who are moving from welfare-to-work with affordable housing opportunities that do not act as disincentives to economic advancement.

For information regarding the City of Salem's First Time Homebuyer Loan Program, Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program, Foreclosure Prevention, Fair Housing and other housing related topics, please click here or contact the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development at 978-619-5685.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Carol A. MacGown Executive Director
Debra A. Tucker Asst. Executive Director
Jacqueline A. Guzman Federal Programs Administrator
Lorri A. DeFrancesco Public Housing Administrator
Randel G. Comito Maintenance Operations and Facilities Manager
Anne M. Cameron Executive Secretary