Housing Services

Local Resources

Town of Wellesley departments and agencies are available to assist residents with a variety of housing-related issues. Here's who to contact with questions: 

IssueDepartmentContact Information 
Trash, Rodents, Lead Paint, Public Health ConcernsEnvironmental Health Specialists, Wellesley Health Department781-235-0135
Utility Issues (Electricity, Fuel, Gas)Wellesley Municipal Light Plant781-235-7600 ext. 3400
Building ConcernsWellesley Building Department781-431-1019 ext. 2226
Senior ServicesWellesley Council on Aging781-235-3961
Public HousingWellesley Housing Authority781-235-0223

Regional Programs and Services

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston a comprehensive fair housing organization whose mission is to eliminate housing discrimination and promote open communities throughout the Boston region including those in Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Essex and Plymouth counties. The organization provides a wide range of fair housing services including testing, case advocacy, training, community outreach, policy advocacy and research.

MetroWest Collaborative Development a regional Community Development Corporation (CDC) whose mission is to organize residents, mobilize resources and identify opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents living in Metro West communities. In addition to partnering with participating communities on housing development, the organization provides a wide range of information and referrals to housing resources for renters, homebuyers, and landlords.

Springwell a private, non-profit organization that provides services for seniors, people with disabilities or those who help care for them. All individuals over 60 years of age and caregivers can receive free information and referrals based on the level of assistance required, from just the name of a transportation provider or legal counsel on estate planning to the home delivery of meals to in-depth daily care coordination for example.

Statewide Programs and Services

Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) a non-profit umbrella organization that operates statewide to represent all interests in the affordable housing field including non-profit and for-profit developers, municipal officials, local housing providers and advocates, lenders, property managers, etc. CHAPA pursues its goal of promoting affordable housing through advocacy, research, education, coalition-building, and special programs.

The following public state agencies or quasi-public agencies provide technical and financial support for the production of affordable and special needs housing: