Housing Authority

Duties & Responsibilities

The Halifax Housing Authority, a legal entity separate from the Town of Halifax, operates the Housing Authority's site on Parsons Lane, off Route 58 and other housing programs. Four members of the Authority Board are elected by the registered voters in Halifax and the fifth is appointed by the State. Day-to-day operations are run by an executive director. Senior housing and housing is available. Please call the Housing Authority for further information.


The Halifax Housing Authority has entered a management agreement with the Pembroke Housing Authority to manage the operations of the Halifax Housing Authority. John McKeown is the executive director for the Pembroke Housing Authority.

Public Housing Applications

Massachusetts uses a Universal Standard Application for State-Aided Public Housing. Once completed please mail or hand carry the application to the local housing authorities for which you want to apply. Please check the list of local housing authorities for availability of family or elderly/non-elderly handicapped housing.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
John McKeown Executive Director (Pembrok HA / Halifax HA)

Board Members

Name Title
Patricia McCarthy Member (2020)
Richard Clark Member (2020)