Housing Agencies

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/

DHCD’s mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents. We provide leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management.


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

www.hud.gov

HUD’s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and
increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this
mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and
accountability and forge new partnerships–particularly with faith-based and
community organizations–that leverage resources and improve HUD’s ability to be
effective on the community level.

Massachusetts National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)

www.massnahro.org

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing &
Redevelopment Officials (MassNAHRO is a membership association of
local housing authorities, community development agencies and housing
and redevelopment officials.  Its purpose is to be the leading housing and
community development advocate for the provision and preservation of adequate
and affordable housing for those with low and moderate incomes, and to enhance
the professional development and effectiveness of MassNAHRO
members.

Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants (MUPHT)

www.massunion.org

The Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants (Mass Union) is the oldest state-wide association of public housing tenants in the United States. Its 13-member board is elected from tenants who live in public subsidized housing. Mass Union has been formally recognized and funded by the State’s housing agency, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and also the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as a partner in drafting of regulations and policies.