Applicant Information

Common Housing Online Application for Massachusetts State Public Housing


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The Wellesley Housing Authority administers state-supported affordable housing programs for low-income families, elderly and disabled households. Paper Version of the State Application can be accessed here. Review the following information for additional information on these programs and Wellesley Housing Authority’s eligibility requirements.

State Public Housing

Public housing aims to provide safe and comfortable rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing includes apartments owned and managed by public housing authorities. Essentially, public housing is low-rent housing for eligible families, the elderly, and people with disabilities who meet the income guidelines and eligibility qualifications.

There are two types of public housing programs available to low-income households looking for state-subsidized housing assistance:

Elderly/Disabled Public Housing

The WHA manages four (4) state developments for elderly/disabled residents: Morton Circle (36 Units), Washington Street (40 Units), River Street (26 Units), and Weston Road (32 Units)

Family Public Housing

The WHA manages two (2) state developments: Barton Road (88 Units) and Linden Street (12 Units)

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (Leased Housing)

Online Application for Section 8 Voucher Program

The Dedham Housing Authority (781)326-3543 administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for Wellesley Housing Authority which provides housing assistance to low-income renters.

Participants in this program rent private apartments in the community and receive financial assistance from the HCV program to pay a portion of the rent.  The participant usually pays 30-40% of their monthly income towards the rent.  They may have to pay for some utilities. Click on the following link to view the Utility Allowance Standards (top of page) and Rental Payment Standards (bottom of page) for Section 8 Participants / Voucher Holders.