The West Brookfield Housing Authority was first established in 1993, under Massachusetts general laws, chapter 121. We are a local nonprofit, managed by an Executive Director, who is appointed by the elected Board. We operate according to the policies of the West Brookfield Housing Authority (WBHA), as well as the guidelines and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Housing and Community Development. We have three different types of public housing programs that are administered here: Elderly (667); Disabled (689) and Family (705). Eligibility for housing is based on age, disability, family size and income. Prospective tenants are thoroughly screened for qualification, including background checks, criminal history, as well as personal and prior landlord references. For handicapped/disabled status, applicants need to provide the doctor's verification form. At this time the WBHA does not participate in Section 8, MRVP or any other voucher programs.
We have 36 elderly/non-elderly handicapped units, two of which are wheelchair accessible. On our family side we have 6 three bedroom and 4 two bedroom units, all condo style with stairs.
As of February 2015, this housing authority became a smoke-free development.
Our monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, in the WBHA Community Room, at 10.00 am. In August there is no meeting.
To contact the housing authority, please call (508) 867-5891. Our address is: Olde Village Place, 29E Main Street, West Brookfield, MA 01585. The WBHA e.mail address is email@example.com