The Salem Housing Authority office is closed to the public until further notice but open for business calls and emails.

Check the News & Events section under Residents tab for important information on the Coronavirus.
Please refer to the letter from SHA Executive Director below regarding the procedures going forward for all housing authority business.

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Family Success Center
Curwin Terrace Office
39 Curwin Terrace
Lynn, MA 01905

If you need help with the application process or have questions about the process and required documentation, feel free to reach out to the assistance hotline at

October 29, 2020

Dear Residents and Voucher Holders of the Salem Housing Authority and All Members of the Public that Need to do Business with the Housing Authority,

During this time of crisis the Salem Housing Authority remains committed to continue working closely with local City and State government officials to stay on top of what the latest information is and what next steps we need to take as an agency to be proactive with regard to the safety of our residents and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.  At this time, the best precautions we can take is to work together to keep ourselves safe, our environments clean, and limit our social interactions.  As a result, the Salem Housing Authority is currently closed to the public and will remain closed to the public until further notice.  The Housing Authority is available by phone and email and we have added some additional measures for document drop off.  Please refer to the contact tab on our website for names and email addresses of SHA staff so that you can email or direct call with questions and concerns regarding your Housing Authority business.  The Salem Housing Authority main office, the Rainbow Terrace Management office and the Leefort Terrace Management Office are equipped with secure locked drop boxes for your documents.  If you are able to drop off documents, please do so.  These boxes are checked throughout each day.  If you have the ability to scan documents and email scans to staff, please continue to do so.  If you have questions specific to your individual case, please call the housing authority and speak directly with staff for instructions.   We are asking everyone for patience at this time while we work together to continue to provide the best possible service we can provide.

The safety of our staff and the safety of our residents is of utmost importance to me and the Salem Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.  I will be communicating with you all throughout this process as things evolve and progress.  Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Housing Authority or access the Department of Public Health website at


Cathy Hoog
Executive Director
Salem Housing Authority

Salem Housing Authority (SHA). Salem, Massachusetts is a community with many resources and services available. Located north of Boston with convenient public transportation, this small city has much to offer. Parks, beaches, shopping, museums, history, municipal and court offices, and more—Salem is a vibrant, diverse community full of opportunity.

This website will familiarize prospective tenants with the SHA, its facilities, operations, services, and programs, as well as applications and eligibility. We think you will find living in our community rewarding.

The SHA was formed in 1948 and prides itself on its long history of providing decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing. We serve low-income elderly, families, and disabled/handicapped people. It is the policy of the SHA to comply fully with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws and rules and regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.