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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Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment

Melrose Housing Authority Annual Plan

The Melrose Housing Authority (MHA) will hold a public hearing on its 2023 Annual Plan on Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. The Meeting will take place at MHA’s Administrative Office, 910 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to review components in the Annual Plan which include, the proposed operation budget, the proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), MHA’s policies, and MHA’s plan to improve upon the results of the Performance Management Review (PMR).  A detailed copy of the Annual Plan will be available for viewing at the MHA Administrative Office, located at 910 Main Street, Melrose Ma, 02176, during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday- 8am – 4pm and Friday- 8am – 1:30 p.m. Written comments should be submitted by the close of business on Friday September 23, 2022, and should be addressed to James Holt, Executive Director at the above address.   

Melrose Housing Authority

Annual Plan Hearing - Board Meeting

September 27th, 2022 at 7:30 PM

910 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176

Administrative Office

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The Melrose Housing Authority is seeking a full-time Maintenance Mechanic with general knowledge of property maintenance, carpentry, floor repairs, minor plumbing, and electrical repairs. Applicant should also have experience with painting, cleaning, plowing, shoveling, snow removal. Individual must be available for rotating on-call shifts as well as be available for any weather-related emergencies. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  General knowledge of maintenance systems, building equipment and small tools a plus.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under Housing Authority insurance. Selected applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check (CORI), drug screening and pre-employment physical.

Starting salary for this position is $27.48. Base wage rate is determined by the current Department of Labor (DOL) wage rates in effect at the time of hire.  Additional compensation is paid for on-call and after hour’s service.  Selected applicant will be provided tools and clothing.

The Melrose Housing Authority offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Melrose Housing Authority

910 Main Street

Melrose, MA  02176

Attn: Lisa Young

You may also email cover letter and resumes to Lisa Young: Lisa@melroseha.com

Position is open until filled.  Melrose Housing Authority is an equal Opportunity Employer 

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.