About Us

 The Dennis Housing Authority was established on October 29, 1970 under Chapter 121B of the General Laws governing the State of Massachusetts.

The DHA is committed to ensuring safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income persons by working cooperatively with community, state, federal and local officials. The DHA always endeavors to make the best use of all available resources so our residents and participants can live in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, free from discrimination.

The Dennis Housing Authority owns and manages five housing developments and four scattered site dwellings. Three of the developments house elderly and disabled persons with one and two bedrooms. One development of Family Housing and four scattered site duplex family units all with three or four bedrooms, for a total of 144 units, as well as a property designated for Special Needs Housing with 8 bedrooms. Our programs are targeted to assist low-income families, seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Our agency administers and provides housing opportunities through federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Vouchers – also known as Section 8 Vouchers) and state rental housing assistance (Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program – also known as MRVP Vouchers). The programs offer rent subsidies to persons of low income, which allow them to acquire apartments in private developments or houses. The DHA also administers Department of Mental Health Vouchers – also known as DMH Vouchers, which offers subsidies to DMH clients of low income. The Dennis Housing Authority also manages affordable properties owned by the Dennis Municipal Affordable Housing Trust and also manages the Nantucket Housing Authority.

All Dennis Housing Authority Properties are Smoke-Free.



Regina White, Chairperson
Maureen Linehan, Vice Chairperson
Cynthia Stead, Treasurer
Herta Michalak, Tenant Representative

Board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month in the Community Room of Center Street Village, 167 Center Street, South Dennis, MA at 5:00 PM, unless otherwise posted.

Board meetings are open to the public. If you wish to bring any matter before the Board of Commissioners, please refer to the Board Appearance Policy.


Nancy Friend, Executive Director | Ext. 202
Kaye Sullivan, Finance Administrator/Assistant E.D. | Ext. 201
Cathy Corsetti, Leased Housing Administrator | Ext. 203
Jill Bourgeois, Assistant Leased Housing Administrator | Ext. 204
Brenda Stein, Administrative Assistant | Ext. 200
Kara Duff, Resident Services Coordinator


Ralph Bowen IV, Maintenance Supervisor
Christopher Bickham, Maintenance Technician
Brad Slater, Maintenance Technician