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.

Temporary Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 noon. For more information CLICK HERE.

About Us

Mission Statement

The Salem Housing Authority is committed to providing a full range of affordable housing opportunities that are decent, safe, and sanitary to eligible low income elderly, families, and handicapped persons in a fair manner. We strive to make the best use of all available resources so that our residents and participants may live in an environment that is clean, well-maintained and attractive by taking advantage of available government resources. Our goal is to manage our public housing units in a manner that is consistent with good, financially sound property management practices.

We endeavor to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for our residents and their families. We are committed to servicing our residents and participants and this entire community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect and caring.

We are committed to fair and non-discriminatory practices throughout all of our housing programs and design policies that aim to de-concentrate poverty and provide support to access affordable housing opportunities. The SHA is committed to assisting all residents who are moving from welfare-to-work with affordable housing opportunities that do not act as disincentives to economic advancement.

Key Staff

Cathy Hoog
Executive Director
Office: 978-744-4431 ext. 111

Debra A. Tucker
Assistant Executive Director
Office: 978-744-4431 ext. 115

Anne M. Cameron
Executive Secretary
to Executive Director
Office: 978-744-4431 ext. 101

Jacqueline A. Guzman
Director of Leased Housing
Office: 978-744-4431 ext. 112

Maureen Thomas
Director of Public Housing
Office: 978-744-4431 ext. 103

Meet the Directors

The SHA is a public body, politic, and corporate, duly organized and existing pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 121B. The members of the Board are legally responsible for the overall operation of the Authority. The Board consists of five individuals, four are appointed by the Mayor and the fifth member is appointed by the Commonwealth. The day to day activities of the Authority are administered by an Executive Director and the Authority staff.

Cathy hoog, executive director

Office: 978-744-4431 ext. 111, Email:

Board Members

John A. Boris, Chairman

Cell: 978-479-3250, Email:


Home: 978-740-3137, Email:


Cell: 978-979-3822, Email:

Benjamin winthrop, assistant treasurer, (representative of organized labor)

Cell: 857-205-1985, Email:

sue kirby, tentant representative

Home: 781-605-8923, Email:

Meetings held 2nd Wednesday of the month,
27 Charter Street at 6:00 p.m.

Maintenance Department