Executive Director

A Message from the Executive Director:

Located 6.7 miles northwest of downtown Boston, Massachusetts the Medford Housing Authority (MHA) provides quality affordable housing to over 1,800 households. The MHA provides services to the most vulnerable members of our community. 

Through this website we hope to introduce you to the services that we provide.  The MHA is a dynamic mission driven agency that is overseen by a five member Board of Commissioners that endeavor to improve the lives of those whom we serve.  The mission of the MHA is to develop and manage safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner that promotes citizenship, community, and self-reliance.

Our administrative staff, through a team oriented approach, work to make our community a better place in which to live. As a result of the work of this dedicated staff the MHA has been designated by HUD as a High Performer.

Our resident service staff has provided on-going support to assist those individuals and families most in need. MHA supportive services has partnered with community agencies to provide a wide variety of services. MHA also provides supportive services through the HUD funded Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS) and the state funded Resident Service Coordinator Program. The MHA FSS Program is the #1 rated FSS Program in the nation.  

In addition, the MHA maintenance personnel are a group of highly skilled individuals who are proficient at and experienced in numerous maintenance and construction related fields. They provide service to MHA residents 24/7/365.  Maintenance personnel are responsive to resident concerns and strongly support and assist the MHA’s goal of providing our residents with safe, decent, and affordable housing.

The MHA has and will continue to strive to operate in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner.  Please contact us should we be of assistance to you. 

Jeffrey L. Driscoll