Main Phone: 781.326.3543
FAX Line: 781.326.1023
TDD Line: 781.326.7302
Maintenance: 781.329.5380

About Dedham Housing Authority

The Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low-income residents through State and Federal programs.  These management programs include Low Rent Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).  Programs are income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There may be waiting lists for rentals or vouchers, however the waiting lists remain open at all times for new applicants.  If you are in need of housing assistance in the area, please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of rentals or vouchers, the status of any waiting list and their application procedures.

Mission

The mission of the Dedham Housing Authority is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

Goals and Objectives

To provide a fair, equitable non-arbitrary procedure for resident selection which takes into consideration the needs of individual applicants for public housing, and the statutory purpose in developing and operating socially and financially sound public housing developments which provide a decent and suitable living environments and foster economic and social diversity in the resident population.

To provide a fair, equitable, non-arbitrary procedure for transferring residents from one DHA owned unit to another.

To assure that no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, nation origin, marital status, sex, sexual preference, disability or handicap is practiced in the selection or assignment of applicants or in transferring residents.

Commissioners and Board Meetings

The Housing Authority provides housing assistance to low-income residents through State and Federal programs.  The Housing Authority Board has has five members, four of whom are elected to 5-year terms, with an equal number of terms expiring each year as is feasible. Town elections are held annually on the second Saturday of April. The fifth member is appointed by the State.  Board Meetings are typically scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are held at the Administrative Offices at 163 Dedham Blvd. and starts at 5:00 pm.
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Dedham Housing Authority Properties

All Dedham Housing Authorities are Non-Smoking properties.  State Housing properties include Parkway Court (elderly housing) Doggert Circle (elderly housing), O'Neil Drive (elder housing), Veterans Road (family housing), Parker Staples Road (family housing), and Hitchen Drive (mental health housing). Federal Housing properties include High St/O'Brien Way (family housing) and Section 8 rent subsidized private housing.
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Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program enables families assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program residents, to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies. Under the FSS program, low-income families are provided opportunities for education, job training, counseling and other forms of social service assistance, while living in assisted housing, so they can obtain skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
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Policies and Plans

A number of Dedham Housing Authority's Policies, Plans and Reports can be accessed and viewed online.
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