Harwich Housing Authority
The office of the Harwich Housing Authority shares space with the Chatham Housing Authority and is located at 240 Crowell Road in Chatham.  The office is open five days a week 8am to 4pm, except for Fridays when we close at 3:30. Our phone number is 580-430-2390 and our Email address is harwichha@verizon.net
The mission of the Harwich Housing Authority is to provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing through the maintenance of our existing units and the development of new units; to create an environment which enables residents to live responsibly and with dignity; to support residents in their effort to achieve self-sufficiency; to honor public commitments in a fiscally and ethically responsible manner; to create and maintain public confidence in the Authority’s operations and staff; to ensure that the facilities owned and managed by the HHA are marketable to the community and are appealing to residents; to enable the HHA staff to improve their performance through appropriate vision, training, and career development; to establish performance goals that meet or exceed industry standards and that optimize the use of available resources to achieve our performance objectives; and to assist the Town, State and National governments in identifying and addressing housing needs. Eligibility for housing subsidized through the Harwich Housing Authority is governed by rules and regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Harwich Housing Authority operates a total of forty (40) units of state subsidized housing under three (3) different government subsidy programs.  State programs include the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) Other programs include the Massachusetts 705 Family Housing Program which consists of twelve (12) family units,two (2) two-bedroom units and ten (10) three-bedroom units one which is wheelchair assessable; and the Massachusetts 167 Programthrough the Department of Mental Health whichhas a total of eight (8) special needs units in a single building which is currently leased to FellowshipHealth Resources Inc.
Townsponsored programs funded with Community Preservation Act funds approved by Harwich Town Meetings:             The Rental Assistance Program: We provide up to $350 a month to help qualified families and individuals to off set their monthly rents in an effort to make more units affordable. This is a short term program (3yrs) that is meant to assist people in their working towards self-sufficiency. Currently we are assisting 18 households. We have assisted 62 households since the program started.  The Harwich “Buy-Down” Program : We have two new homeowners in 2016. We will be seeking funds to continue this program, new funding won't be available until July of 2018. The Mortgage Assistance Program: We have been working with Housing Assistance Corp. for our Mortgage Assistance Program; currently there is just over $9,000 in that program.           We continue to contract with the Chatham Housing Authority for management of the HHA.  John Stewart handles the daily activities of the HHA.       
State Appointee, Chairman: Sally Urbano, Email; urbanosally@yahoo.com Term Expires: 2018
Member- Robert MacCready: Email – maccreadyr@gmail.com - Term Expires May 2018.
Treasurer- Randall Pond: Email-pondbuilder@juno.com Term Expires May 2019.Member : Judith A. Underwood, Email; Judith.underwood.cc@gmail.com, Term Expires May, 2020 Vice-Chair-Sandra Woodbridge; Email: swoodbridge@mawccpas.com, Term Expires May 2021 Executive Director -John Stewart , Mailing address- P.O. Box 714,Harwich Port, MA 02646. Phone# (508) 430-2390 Fax # 508-945-5666 Email – harwichha@verizon.net    The office is located at 240 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA. 02633