Housing Division

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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.


(781) 314-3380


(781) 314-3385


Housing Division Programs
Government Center, Top Floor
119 School Street, Suite 24
Waltham, MA 02451
United States


The mission of the Waltham Housing Division is:

  • To maintain the City’s economic diversity;
  • To improve the physical, social, economic and housing environments for Waltham's low- and moderate-income residents;

To accomplish this mission, the City uses funds from two annual grants, totaling approximately $1.4 million, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants are:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is designed to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) was created to expand and improve the supply of decent, safe and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons.

In addition to these funds, the City and its nonprofit partners pursue other funds as appropriate to achieve the mission of the Housing Division and it's programs.

The City uses several plans and reports to describe goals, progress and accomplishments.


HOME Security Deposit and First Months Rent Program

This grant program provides a security deposit and first month rent payment directly to landlords for low income households.  The Program Guidelines provide information on how the program works. The Application Checklist must be attached to the application. View the Tenant Selection Criteria to determine if you may be eligble for this program.

TBRA Application

The CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

This loan program provides an interest free loan to eligible applicants up to $10,000 that is payable on sale or transfer of the property. The loan program addresses Lead Paint abatement and weatherization type repairs to your home.  Examples include, roofing, siding, windows, furnace replacements, and accessibility improvements.

The CDBG Hazard Abatement Program. 

This loan program provides an interest free loan to eligible applicants up to $15,000 that is payable on sale or transfer of the property. The Loan Program addresses Lead Paint  and Asbestos Abatement. landlords of 1-4 family properties are eligible to apply if 51% of the tenants are low to moderate income.

Fair Housing Information Information related to Fair Housing for Residents

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert Waters Jr. Housing Supervisor (781) 314-3381
Deborah Flanagan Assistant Housing Supervisor (781) 314-3383
Dianne Hudson Assistant Financial Rehab Advisor (781) 314-3380
John Shirley Housing Specialist (781) 314-3380
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