Section 8 Participants

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

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.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

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.

Finding Apartments & Rental Properties

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Inspections results are available online from McCright & Associates.

Section 8 Staff & Contact Information

Yolanda VelazquezSection 8 Director(781) 322-8007
Irma MolinaAssistant Section 8 Manager(781) 322-8012
Diane M. McNelisSection 8 Representative(781) 322-8018
Mary GarlandSection 8 Representative(781) 851-4705
Junesy ChinSection 8 Representative(781) 322-8021
Jamie BurnsSection 8 Representative(781) 322-8289
McCright & AssociatesInspections(781) 353-3112
Alannah RobinsonReceptionist (781) 322-8009