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Needham Housing Authority
For meeting information please contact the Needham Housing Authority at 781-444-3011.

The Needham Housing Authority is comprised of a five member board, four which are elected and one which is appointed by the governor.

Current Members
  • Cheryl Gosmon
  • Peter Pingitore
  • Reginald C. Foster
  • Andrew L. Cohen
  • William DeBear

General Purpose
The Needham Housing Authority provides housing for income-qualified elders, disabled and families. The authority administers both federal and state-aided housing programs with oversight provided by a five member Board of Commissioners all of whom are residents of Needham.

Current Units

The Needham Housing Authority currently owns and manages 435 units of affordable housing which is distributed as follows: 
  • 120 vouchers in scattered private housing
  • 152 one-bedroom apartments under state programs at Linden and Chambers Street
  • 32 three-bedroom units under federal programs
  • 46 one-bedroom units under federal programs
  • 8 units under state program for special needs
  • 80 two and three-bedroom units under state programs at High Rock

The Needham Housing Authority currently provides staffing and management oversight to the Wellesley Housing Authority pursuant to a two-year Management Agreement which will expire in December 2008.

There are eight administrative staff employees and six maintenance staff employees at the Needham Housing Authority and an additional two administrative staff and four maintenance personnel at the Wellesley Housing Authority.