Manning Tower


Location: 45 Goddard Road

96 Apartments

Manning Tower consists of 96 one-bedroom elderly apartments, several of which are barrier-free. Manning is on the BAT bus line and within walking distance to downtown stores, banks, the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and other resources. Amenities include a laundry and free dial-a-bat bus service once a week to Shaw’s supermarket. Old Colony Elderly Services provide a hot lunch program in the Community Room five days per week. The Tenants Association provides numerous activities such as Bingo, monthly meetings, cook-outs and holiday celebrations. Manning Tower is also home to the BHA management team.

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Asset Managers:


Linda Dower


A BHA staffer since 1986, Linda has held a number of positions and became Asset Manager for Crescent Court in 2004. In 2007, she became the Affordable Housing Asset Manager, managing all Affordable Home Program residences. She is currently the Asset Manager for three residences and supervises management of Hillside Village. Her certifications include:

  • National Association of Housing and Rehabilitation Officials Award of Excellence – Pleasant/Prospect Community Revitalization
  • 2013 NAHRO Award of Excellence – Crescent Court Community Revitalization
  • Public Housing Manager Certificate
  • Asset Management Certificate
  • IREM ARM Certification 2015

Linda manages the Crescent Court, Manning Tower and Anne Ward House residences.

Service Coordinators:


Fred Welsh


Fred is our Director of Resident Services who oversees programs and Service Coordinator staff. Holding a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Fred’s work history includes conducting psychosocial evaluations at Taunton State Hospital, operating a private clinical counseling practice and holding Clinical Director and Director of Operations positions at BAMSI. At the BHA, he was responsible for establishing the service coordinator program and became Director of Resident Services in 2008.


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist