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Applying for Affordable Housing in Salem


Salem Housing Authority


The Salem Housing Authority owns and manages 715 units of state and federally funded elderly, family, and handicapped public housing. These units are located at 22 sites throughout the City.

See SHA Properties for a complete list. There is currently a waiting list for these units.

North Shore CDC


North Shore CDC invests in neighborhoods to create thriving communities and has built over 400 housing units for families and individuals of lower means.

MassAccess Housing Registry


The MassAccess Housing Registry helps people to find affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.

Harborlight Community Partners, Inc.


Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. is a non-profit, Massachusetts certified Community Development Corporation (CDC) with the capacity and sustainability to provide affordable housing across Southern Essex County. By anticipating the housing needs of the region’s increasing underserved population and creating, preserving and operating safe, affordable housing units and supportive services, Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. strives to make homes available to all North Shore citizens, regardless of means.


The City of Salem offers a number of services to address the community’s housing needs, including rehabilitating the current housing stock, developing new housing opportunities, assisting families to acquire housing and enabling struggling families to remain in their homes.