Westfield Housing Authority

About Westfield Housing Authority

Located at 12 Alice Burke Way, in Westfield Massachusetts, the Westfield Housing Authority (WHA), along with the City of Westfield, work together to meet the needs of housing and improvements to the City’s public housing inventory.

The WHA tenants currently participate in one active tenant association. They provide input on management issues in public housing projects and help to identify and prioritize maintenance and resident service needs. The WHA also operates 62 units of the state family public housing at Colonial Pine Acres, 26 units under its state Chapter 705 Program, 339 state aided Elderly/Disabled units in the 667 Program, and 14 units for the disabled under the state 689 program. Additionally, the WHA owns, operates, manages, and maintains five hundred and thirty-one state-aided housing, while also subsidizes two hundred and eighty-four federally funded section 8 vouchers.

The primary need for public housing is for the modernization and ongoing maintenance of the older public housing stock.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Housing Opportunity


12 Alice Burke Way, Westfield, MA 01085

Daniel Kelly, Executive Director

  (413) 568-9283

  (413) 568-5357

  State Program & Se habla Espanol

  (413) 568-9283 ext 101

  Accounts Payable & Work Orders

  (413) 568-9283 ext 102


  (413) 568-9283 ext 103

  Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

  (413) 568-9283 ext 104

  Section 8 Program

  (413) 568-9283 ext 105

  Operations Manager, Administrative

  (413) 568-9283 ext 106


The Westfield Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners.

The Commissioners are responsible for approving the agency's annual budget and for setting policy. Westfield Housing Authority's Executive Director serves the Board.

Public housing


Income Limits:

  • 1 Person: $46,000
  • 2 Person: $52,600
  • 3 Person: $59,150
  • 4 Person: $65,700
  • 5 Person: $71,000
  • 6 Person: $76,250
  • 7 Person: $81,500
  • 8 Person: $86,750

Type of Housing provided:

  • Chapter 705
  • Chapter 200
  • Section 8
  • Voucher Programs

Current PROPERTY Waitlist Status

Family Housing

State Aid

  • Cowles Court
  • Multiple Sites
  • Colonial Pine Acres

Ederly Housing

State Aid

  • Dolan Apartments(667-1)
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Apartments(667-2)
  • Charles F. Ely Apartments(667-3)
  • Washington House(667-4)
  • Robert J. McGinn Apartments(667-5)

Special Needs Housing


  • Westfield Community Residence(689-1)
  • Edward G. O'Rourke Center(689-2)

Alternative Housing Voucher Program


MA Rental Voucher Program


MA Rental Project Based


Section 8



It is the policy of the Westfield Housing Authority to provide equal housing opportunities for all qualified applicants and residents. In the selection of families and in the provision of services, there shall be no discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, familial status, marital status, partnership status, lawful occupation, lawful source of income, military status, disability, alienage or citizenship status, or on the grounds that a person is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. This policy also prohibits retaliation.