Norwell Housing Authority



(781) 659-7572


399 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061

Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Thurs 9am – 3pm
Wed 9am – 12pm*
Closed Friday

*Wed. afternoon by appointment

Mission Statement

The Norwell Housing Authority is committed to serving our community’s housing needs using all resources available. We strive to maintain clean, safe and affordable housing for low-income elderly and disabled households.

About Us

Norwell Gardens, a smoke-free, state-aided public housing complex for the elderly and disabled, is located at 399 Washington Street in Norwell. It was built in 1975 and is owned and managed by the Norwell Housing Authority. In addition to the eighty (80) units of Chapter 667 elderly/disabled housing at this location, the Authority administers sixteen (16) units of Chapter 689 special needs housing at 401 Washington Street and 27 Assinippi Avenue.

There are ten (10) buildings on this complex. Eight (8) of them contain residential one-bedroom apartments. There is also a maintenance garage and a large community building. The community building offers residents; laundry facilities, common meeting space for activities and events, a full kitchen, cozy reading room, and a sitting room with a community TV. Mailboxes are also located in the community building. A grill is located behind the community room for resident’s use.

Board Members

James F. Carnes, Jr.

Chair - Term expires 2024 (appointed)

17 Jefferson Ave.

Cynthia Lydon

Vice Chair - Term expires 2024 (elected)

Linda Doyle

Treasurer - Term expires 2026 (appointed)

399 Washington St. #14B.
(857) 415-9184

Nancy J. Dooley

Secretary - Term expires 2025 (elected)

50 Prouty Ave.
(781) 659-1334

Staff List

Colleen Sullivan-Locchi, MPHA

Executive Director

Marybeth Flynn

Tenant Selector

Paula Harrington

Bookkeeper/Admin Assistant

Robert DeAngelo

Maintenance Supervisor

Maintenance Requests

All requests for repairs should be reported to the main office at 781-659-7690. The maintenance staff is on the complex 40 hours each week and on call 24 hour a day for emergencies. The regular maintenance hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays. Work orders are prioritized by need.

In the event of a maintenance emergency after working hours, please call the Norwell Housing Authority’s main line which is 781-659-7690. Maintenance is on call 24 hours a day for your protection. Call 911 if there is a fire, medical or public safety issue requiring fire, police or rescue personnel attention.

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Any individual who believes he or she has been denied employment or housing, discharged, or has suffered discrimination in compensation or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or housing on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the armed forces, presence of children, or political beliefs, receipt of public assistance rental assistance or housing subsidy or any other basis prohibited by law, has the right to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).