Welcome to Melrose Housing Authority

The Melrose Housing Authority is proud to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to residents of Melrose. Under the leadership of our 5 member Board of Commissioners we currently assist over 550 households through our Public Housing, and Rental Assistance Programs. The MHA has played a vital role in providing affordable housing and resident services to Melrose’s low-income residents, the disabled, seniors, and families. We continue to ensure that the daily needs of our properties, and residents are met with honor, integrity, and accountability.

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Proposed Preferences applicable to the Levi Gould and Fuller House Projects

The MHA has an elderly preference for PBV programs in its two projects in addition to the preferences applicable to the HCV Program.  Thus, the preferences applicable for Fuller House and Levi Gould are as follows:


  • First preference to applicants who are Elderly Melrose residents and veterans.
  • Second preference to applicants who are Elderly and Melrose residents.
  • Third preference to applicants who are Elderly and veterans.
  • Fourth preference to applicants who are Elderly
  • All other eligible applicants by date and time of application, and in accordance with adopted HUD regulations as they may exist from time to time.


Within these groups families will be selected by date and time of application.  Definitions and verification for these preferences is set forth previously in this administrative plan.  

Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment

The Melrose Housing Authority MHA is publishing this notice to provide an opportunity for public comment on the preference structure for its Project Based Vouchers at the Fuller House and Levi Gould projects located in Melrose, MA.   The MHA will provide a preference for elderly, those who live or work in Melrose and are veterans for these project-based units.  More information on proposed selection preferences for these PBV projects is available for viewing at the MHA offices located at 910 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176 during normal business hours and are on the MHA Website, www.melroseha.com.  Comments on these project preferences are due by the close of business on Friday January 7, 2021 and should be addressed to James Holt, Executive Director at the above address.   

To view annual plan click on the link below.


Beginning June 1, Melrose Housing Authority (MHA) offices will be fully open and no longer require appointments. We’re excited to welcome you back in compliance with MA reopening plan. The Melrose Housing Authority staff serves a vulnerable elderly and disabled population, therefore until further notice , mask/face coverings will be required when visiting MHA Offices to conduct your business.