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The Wellesley Housing Authority (WHA) is a State and Federally funded public housing authority located in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts.  The WHA’s property portfolio consists of four State-funded Elderly properties; Two State-funded Family properties; One State subsidized rental voucher; and Eleven Federal Section 8 rental vouchers. The WHA manages a total of 246 rental units or housing opportunities.

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Job Opportunity

Excellent opportunity for individuals concerned about the safety of children. The Town of Wellesley is currently looking to hire school crossing guards. We are seeking dependable individuals to assure the safety of school children crossing the streets as they go to and from school. Interested individuals do not need to be Wellesley residents. 

There are currently multiple crossings: 27 Cedar Street, Schofield School (with an active and functioning crosswalk light) 8:00 am-8:30 am and 3:00 pm-3:30 pm; Route 9 @ Kingsbury Street (with an active and functioning crosswalk light) 7:00 am-7:50 am and 2:25 pm-2:55 pm. Weston Road in front of the Hardy Elementary School (with an active and functioning crosswalk light) 8:00 am-8:30 am and 3:00 pm-3:30 pm. Every Wednesday is a half-day for Elementary Schools, the afternoon shift is 12:00 pm-12:30 pm. When the Middle School has half days (not every Wednesday-about once a month), Route 9 @ Kingsbury Street afternoon shift would be 11:25 am-11:55 am, with other crossings available as well. 

The salary is $17.3769 per hour plus a $7.50 stipend for each shift. Fresh air and smiling children’s faces are included! If interested, please contact Officer Kathy Poirier at kpoirier@wellesleyma.gov or 781-235-1212 Ext. 7297.

Wellesley Housing Executive Director to Become the Next Executive Director at the Norwood Housing Authority

Today is a day filled with mixed emotion. I am writing to the Wellesley Housing Authority community to express my gratitude and to say thank you to everyone who has helped me grow as Public Housing professional, while in the same breath, notifying the Wellesley Housing community that I will be leaving Wellesley Housing to become the next Executive Director at the Norwood Housing Authority. Read official statement here

Wellesley Housing Authority Annual Plan Hearing

September 23rd, 2021 at 9:30 AM, 107 Barton Road – Wellesley MA- in our community room

To View Our Annual Plan please click or enter the Link below:

https://tinyurl.com/LHA-MA-AnnualPlan

Newton- Watertown Creative Start

Create Start in Watertown is a Head Start preschool offering free early education to children who qualify based on income. They provide early education and support services to children living in Newton, Watertown, Waltham, Wellesley, and other surrounding towns. They are currently open and in person, and enrolling for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. For more information for interested families about the program click here!

Thank you to Aidan Sullivan for the Office “Extreme Make Over!”

After Aidan presented his Eagle Scout Project idea, the Wellesley Housing Authority waited with bated breath for the work to begin. Fortunately for the WHA, Aidan planned every step of the project, and the WHA did not have to wait long at all! The results are AMAZING and were well worth the short wait. Thank you to everyone who assisted in the painting and landscaping. The Wellesley Housing Authority is proud to have Troop 185 as a community Partner. Please enjoy the video which shows the coordinated efforts of Aidan and his team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JxczTR-meI

MWRTA Launching Pilot On-Demand Service in Wellesley

The service an on-demand, app-based service for the general public within Wellesley. CATCH Connect will replace the existing Route 8 service which has been operating in Wellesley, which travels from the Natick Community Center to the Woodland T Station. Using CATCH Connect, riders will be able to travel anywhere within the town of Wellesley as well as select, key destinations outside of Wellesley, such as the Natick Community Center and the Woodland T Station. While the pilot is intended to be an app-based reservation service, if an individual is unable to use the CATCH app on their phone they may call (508) 283-5083 to schedule their trip with a representative. Riders may also email any questions to info@mwrta.com, or call (508) 283-5083. Click here for more information

The Eviction Moratorium is No Longer in Effect:

If you or a member of your tenant household has been laid off, furloughed, or discharged, or if your household income has gone down for any reason, it is really important that you report this to Jacqueline Sullivan immediately by contacting her at 781-235-0223 or jsullivan@wellesleyhousing.org.

If you are looking for more information about financial assistance for households struggling to pay rent or mortgage due to COVID-19, please visit this site for more information about our RAFT and ERMA programs.