Friday, January 27, 2012

Save the Date: Walk 2012!

HCA’s Eleventh Annual Walk for Affordable Housing

Sunday, April 29, 2012

1:00-3:00 PM

Jason Russell House
(corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Jason Street)

Stay tuned for more info!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HCA Welcomes Mary-Anne Morrison to our Board of Directors!

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.