OUr Focus

Edgemere Consulting Corporation assists Public Housing Authorities in meeting the challenges of planning and operating high quality, affordable housing programs. Based in Massachusetts, Edgemere has partnered with PHA clients throughout the country since 1993 to meet local housing needs and to conform to an increasingly complex regulatory framework. We work collaboratively with our clients to design and implement technical assistance and training programs that are tailored to each PHA’s needs.

Edgemere’s primary focus is the provision of technical assistance to mid-size and large agencies administering Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Moving To Work, HOPE VI and other affordable housing and related supportive service programs..

Our primary goal is to support clients in achieving excellence and regulatory compliance in the administration of these vitally important housing programs. We do this through targeted technical assistance, policy analysis, staff training, quality control initiatives and program evaluation services. Edgemere has the capacity to assist clients in planning and executing long-term improvement strategies as well as in addressing short-term operational backlogs.

Edgemere has provided technical assistance and training to dozens of PHA clients. In every engagement, we strive to identify a service program and budget that meets the needs of the client.


Edgemere’s team is comprised of skilled housing professionals with decades of hands-on experience. Edgemere’s founder, John Washek, has worked in the PHA industry for over twenty-five years. He started his career managing Section 8 programs and supervising a large Public Housing admissions unit. Subsequently, he has implemented technical assistance and training projects for many of the largest and most complex PHAs in the country.

Since founding Edgemere in 1993, he has focused on assembling a team of highly qualified staff members who are committed to supporting our PHA clients. Each member of the Edgemere team has experience working for national, state or local housing organizations.

The Edgemere team also includes a core group of subcontractor partners with whom we regularly collaborate.

OUr clients

Edgemere provides services primarily to mid and large-size Public Housing Authorities. A partial list of clients we have served includes:

  • Alaska Housing Finance Agency
  • Housing Authority of Baltimore City
  • Bridgeport Housing Authority
  • Cambridge Housing Authority
  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • District of Columbia Housing Authority
  • Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development
  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Housing Authority of New Haven
  • Newark Housing Authority
  • New York City Housing Authority
  • New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • San Francisco Housing Authority
  • Seattle Housing Authority

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