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Frank L. Walsh Housing

Elderly and Disabled Housing
  7- 47 William Shyne Circle, Norwood, MA

Frank L. Walsh Housing is  72 unit elderly/ disabled development located on William Shyne Circle, off Nahatan St. at Fulton Street.  It is also the location of the Norwood Housing Authority Administrative Office.  The development consists of the former Shattuck Elementary School, which was renovated into 17 residential apartments, as well as a community room, a laundry room, an atrium sitting area, and the administrative office.

Around the old schoolhouse are 5 wood frame two story buildings which include an additional 55 apartments.  The funding for the renovation and the new construction was a combination of Federal and State monies.  The residents are subsidized through Federal Section 8 HCV funds that are administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Kevin F. Maguire Housing

Elderly and Disabled Housing
 11-61 Brookview Circle, Norwood, MA

Kevin F. Maguire Housing was built in 1980 with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Originally named Brookview Village, the development was renamed in September 2004 in honor of longtime Norwood Housing Authority Executive Director, Kevin F. Maguire.

The development has 96 apartments located in 6 two story buildings.  All of the units enjoy a patio or porch.  The site has plenty of open space, including a greenhouse conceived by Mr. Maguire to provide recreational and educational opportunities to the residents.

On site there is a nicely furnished community room in the common building.  Maguire Housing has a very active tenant population with regular BINGO games, various social events at the community room as well as a shuffleboard court outside.

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McDonough Housing at
Nahatan Village

Elderly and Disabled Housing
38-94 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA

Nahatan Village is a development of 152 state aided elderly/disabled housing on Nahatan Street.  It is a spacious property with plenty of open green space.  The buildings are two stories high.  The entry doorways serve 4 units via common hallways.  Each apartment has a patio/balcony, one bedroom, living room, galley kitchen and full bath.  The development is within walking distance to downtown shopping areas, specifically the Nahatan Shopping Center, with grocery and drug stores.

There is a community building on site which has a coin operated laundry room, a community room and a small common room which serves as a reading room.  The community room has a service kitchen, a billiards table, and television.  The residents use the community room for weekly BINGO games and coffee hours.

Willow Wood Terrace

Elderly and Disabled Housing
4-12 Adams St. & 15-21 Hill St., Norwood, MA

Willow Wood Terrace is located between Adams and Hill Streets and Railroad Avenue. The property is quite sloped, but it offers an attractive location as apartment living. Each apartment has one bedroom, living room, galley kitchen and full bath.

There is a pleasant community center on site with a coin operated laundry room. The community center was enlarged in 2006 to allow for greater access and comfort to our residents. The development is within walking distance to downtown shopping areas, specifically the Nahatan Shopping Center, with grocery and drug stores and the Norwood Municipal Building. It is within a short walk to Norwood Center and right next to Norwood Depot commuter rail station.


Washington Heights

Family Housing
 31-191 Jefferson Dr. & 70-124 Roosevelt Ave
Norwood, MA

75 family homes, 49 two-bedroom homes, 26 three-bedroom homes.

The Norwood Housing Authority was formed in 1948 to provide housing for Norwood resident veterans returning from World War II. Construction began on Washington Heights, a 75 unit family development in 1949 and completed in 1951. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts funded this project and others like it throughout the state. Over the years the development was opened to all families of low income, with Veterans and Norwood residents receiving priority.

Residents of the State Aided Family Housing pay 27% of their adjusted income for rent. Tenants are responsible for all utilities. The units were originally heated by oil fed forced hot water systems, as those systems fail the NHA is replacing the oil system with gas burning furnaces to improve on the energy efficiency of the system. Each unit has basement storage and some yard area. There is also common open space at Washington Heights.

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