Northampton Housing Authority


  • Joseph DeFazio, Chair - term ending March 2016
  • Jeffery Jones, Vice Chair - term ending March 2015
  • Ronald Hebert, Treasurer - term ending March 2018
  • Toni Hochstadt, Governor's Appointee - term ending March 2014
  • Lynne Wallace, Member - term ending March 2018
About the Housing Authority
The Northampton Housing Authority (NHA) is a quasi-public agency maintaining public housing at the McDonald House, Forsander and Cahill Apartments, Tobin Manor, Salvo House, and Hampshire and Florence Heights. The NHA also administers a Housing Choice Voucher program (Section Eight) and works with the Veterans Administration to administer VASH vouchers.

Massachusetts General Laws
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 121B, Section Five:
Every housing and redevelopment authority shall be managed, controlled and governed by five members, appointed or elected as provided in this section, of whom three shall constitute a quorum. In a city, four members of a housing or redevelopment authority shall be appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the city council. The fifth commissioner is appointed by the governor.