HCA is thrilled to welcome Mary-Anne Morrison to our Board of Directors!
Mary-Anne retired from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in April 2011, having served as its Director of Rental Assistance with oversight responsibility for its 27,000-unit federal and state rental assistance portfolio, the Commonwealth’s nine Housing Consumer Education Centers and the Rental Assistance for Families in Transition Program. She began her affordable housing career working on public housing issues in 1971. In 1975, she was asked to assist in the start-up of DHCD’s first allocation of 1,056 Section 8 units. For the following 36 years until her retirement, Mary-Anne shepherded DHCD’s Section 8 program’s growth to 19,500 units, making it the country’s seventh largest Housing Choice Voucher Program and one of its most diversified, with numerous set-asides for special populations, a very large project-based voucher component, and the sixth largest Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) voucher program in the nation.
Currently, Mary-Anne is in the process of founding her own business, Mac3advocates, which will offer family field trip fellowships to parents participating on the Section 8 FSS program and their children. She and her husband, John, and their two children, Ben and Liz, moved to Arlington in 1987.
Housing Corporation of Arlington (HCA) is a non-profit community development organization based in Arlington, MA. HCA advocates for and provides affordable housing and homelessness solutions to low-income members of the community. HCA was established in 1986 and is a 501(c)3 corporation.