Needham Housing Authority


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


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

  • Reginald C. Foster, Chair, Governor's Appointee

Term Expires 5/07/2021

  • Karen Hughey, Vice Chair

Term Expires 4/12/2021

  • Eleanor Evans, Treasurer

Term Expires 4/15/2025

  • Ed Scheideler, Commissioner

Term Expires 4/15/2025

  • Penelope Kirk, Commissioner

Term Expires 4/10/2023

Updated August 2020

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 436 units of affordable housing which is distributed as follows:

  • 152 one-bedroom apartments for elderly/disabled persons under state programs
  • 8 units for special needs persons under state program
  • 46 one-bedroom units for elderly/disabled persons under federal programs
  • 90 two, three, and four bedroom units for families under federal programs
  • 20 federal Section 8 project based vouchers
  • 20 mixed finance homeownership condominiums
  • 100 federal Section 8 housing choice vouchers


The Needham Housing Authority currently provides staffing and management oversight to the Wellesley Housing Authority pursuant to a Management Agreement.

The Executive Director supervises seven administrative staff employees and four maintenance staff employees at the Needham Housing Authority.