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 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

Karen Casey - Operations Manager - Administrative

  (413) 579-4226

   Accounts Payable & Workorders

   Renee Sanders - (413) 579-4926  

   Applications/Waiting List - Section 8,
Mass. Rental Voucher (Se habla Espanol)

   Joanny Flores - (413) 875-2981

   State Aided Housing Coordinator

   Marisol Quinones - (413) 579-4262

   Mass. Rental Voucher Program Administrator

  Sarah Trude - (413) 579-7051

   Applications/Waiting List - State Aided
and Alternative Housing Voucher Program

  Bridgette Mulville - (413) 579-7019

Section 8 Administrator

  Cynthia Matyseck - (413) 579-7087


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: $55,800
  • 2 Person: $63,800
  • 3 Person: $71.750
  • 4 Person: $79,700
  • 5 Person: $86,100
  • 6 Person: $92,500
  • 7 Person: $98,850
  • 8 Person: $105,250

Type of Housing provided:

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

Current PROPERTY Waitlist Status


State Aid

  • Cowles Court
  • Multiple Sites
  • Colonial Pine Acres


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.