Winchester Housing Authority
13 Westley Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: (781) 721-5718
FAX: (781) 721-5737

Programs

State Elderly Housing

The State Elderly program includes accommodations at the John Doherty Apartments at Westley Street (62 units) and the Mary Murphy apartments at Palmer Street (50 units). This program accommodates elderly age 60 and over and young disabled. 

State Income Limits per Number of People Income: One $56,600 | Two $64,900 | Three $73,000 | Four $81,100 | Five $87,600 | Six $94,100 | Seven $100,600 | Eight $107,100

State Family Housing

The State Family program includes seven units consisting of a triplex at Palmer Street a Duplex on Cross Street and two houses one on Cambridge Street and the other on Locke land Road. Note: All units are either two or three bedrooms. There are no four bedroom apartments.

State Income Limits per Number of People Income: One $56,600 | Two $64,900 | Three $73,000 | Four $81,100 | Five $87,600 | Six $94,100 | Seven $100,600 | Eight $107,100

Section 8

The Winchester Housing Authority administers the Housing Choice Voucher (also known as Section 8) program for Winchester. The Housing Choice Voucher program is HUD’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. WHA provides housing assistance (by issuance of a voucher) on behalf of the family or individual participants who then find their own housing in the private market where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence.

Family Self Sufficiency - (FSS)

FSS is a program that enables HUD assisted families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.