The Wellesley Housing Authority’s (WHA) mission is to provide clean, safe, and well-maintained housing for low to moderate-income seniors, disabled adults, veterans, and families in which to live and raise their families while respecting their rights and privacy. WHA is committed to fair and non-discriminatory policies and practices throughout all of its housing programs and activities.
Wellesley Housing Authority Board
Local Housing Authorities are run by a Board of Commissioners made up of residents of the community in which they are located. A Local Housing Authority is the principal housing advocate within its community, charged with planning and implementing a balanced housing program. In addition to planning, advocating, and determining the needs of the low-income population, the board has the responsibility of placing the agency’s operations in the context of policy.
All the laws, regulations, and local requirements that impact the operations, residents, and staff of a local housing authority are placed within the policy framework by its Board of Commissioners.
The WHA Board of Commissioners consists of five (5) members, three (3) of whom are elected through the town electoral process, one (1) of whom is a resident appointed by the Select Board, and one (1) who is appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts.