Fair Housing 

Name Title
Eric Arbeene, Planning Director Fair Housing Officer


On April 8, 1985 the Annual Town Meeting unanimously adopted the following Fair Housing Policy Statement:
It is the policy of the Town of Wellesley, acting through all of its agencies, to insure equal housing opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, national ancestry, age, sex, religious preference or marital status. In instances where there is either an over-concentration or under-representation of minorities as compared to Boston SMSA population figures, the Town of Wellesley will work with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in investigating and taking or supporting appropriate legal action against violations of fair housing law.

The Fair Housing Officer is appointed by the Wellesley Select Board for the purpose of promoting the Fair Housing policy through programs to inform people of anti-discrimination laws and encouraging and monitoring the enforcement of these laws.

Housing Rights

For information on Massachusetts housing rights for both tenants and landlords, please visit the Massachusetts Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation page

Contact any of these organizations if you think you've experienced housing discrimination: