View information including address, hours, contacts, forms, applying for Section 8, family self-sufficiancy program, reasonable accommodation, apartment listings and inspections below.
About the Program
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) is a federally funded rental assistance program designed to help low income families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The program provides subsidies to qualified households for use in private housing in the community of their choice. Under the Section 8 Program, households initially pay 30%-40% of their gross income towards the rent plus utilities and the Federal Government pays the difference between that amount and the approved contract rent amount.
Section 8 Office Location & Hours
The Section office is located at 89 Pearl Street Malden, MA.
- Monday, Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Office Walk-In Policy
You should contact your caseworker to set up an appointment. All requests (copies of any documents from your file) will need to be made in writing and you will receive a response in 3 business days. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Section 8 Forms
- Lease Tenancy Addendum
- Family Self-Sufficiency Pre-Enrollment Form
- Payment Standard
- Utility Allowance Chart
Request for Tenancy Approval Instructions & Forms
The entire Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) packet must be completely filled out by both the property owner and the tenant. Open the packet below and begin by reading the Request for Tenancy Approval Letter.
- Click here to access the RFTA Packet
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program enables families assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and Public Housing (PH) residents, to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies. Under the FSS program, low-income families are provided opportunities for education, job training, counseling and other forms of social service assistance, while living in assisted housing, so they can obtain skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
- Click here for additional information: Family Self-Sufficiency Program
A reasonable accommodation is a change or waiver to policies, practices, procedures or services to allow persons with disabilities equal access and opportunity for all Malden Housing Authority programs. A reasonable accommodation request can only be denied if it causes an undue administrative and financial burden or changes the fundamental nature of MHA and its programs. Reasonable accommodation requests can be made by persons with disabilities.
- Click here for additional information: Reasonable Accommodation Policies & Procedures
Finding Apartments & Rental Properties
The Housing Authority has partnered with www.affordablehousing.com for apartment and rental property listings.
Inspections results are available online from McCright & Associates.
- Click here for additional information: Access Inspection Results
Section 8 Staff & Contact Information
|Yolanda Velazquez||Section 8 Director||(781) 322-8007|
|Irma Molina||Assistant Section 8 Manager||(781) 322-8012|
|Diane M. McNelis||Section 8 Representative||(781) 322-8018|
|Mary Garland||Section 8 Representative||(781) 851-4705|
|Junesy Chin||Section 8 Representative||(781) 322-8021|
|Jamie Burns||Section 8 Representative||(781) 322-8289|
|McCright & Associates||Inspections||(781) 353-3112|
|Alannah Robinson||Receptionist||(781) 322-8009|