Affordable Housing Resources

The following organizations develop and manage affordable rental housing in Waltham. They may have units available at this time or you may ask to add your name to a waiting list for units that become available in the future. Application procedures vary according to the organization that manages the specific affordable housing unit(s). These affordable units are all privately owned and the wait lists and applications for housing must go directly to the property management teams.

Apartments for Rent:

  • The Ridge - 55 Ridge Lane, Waltham, MA
    for leasing information call 781-996-4706 or visit their website
  • Currents on the Charles - 36 River Street, Waltham, MA
    call 1-877-813-0056 for leasing information or visit their website
  • The Edison - 20 Cooper Street, Waltham, MA
    call 1-833-860-7132 or visit their website
  • The MERC at Moody and Main - 45 Moody Street, Waltham, MA
    1-844-841-6755 or visit their website
  • The Watch Factory Lofts - 185 Crescent Street, Waltham MA
    For leasing information call 1-888-560-8592. For more information go to their website
  • Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization, Inc. (CAN-DO)
    CAN-DO is a community-based non-profit developer of affordable housing for individuals and families with low and moderate incomes. Founded in 1994, CAN-DO has developed and currently manages a number of affordable housing units, which serve a diverse population. Visit their website for more info  
  • Waltham Housing Authority (WHA)
    The WHA owns numerous rental housing units within the City. Some are in larger developments and some are within scattered sites around the City. There are units for lower income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. In addition, the WHA has rent subsidy programs. The wait list for most of these units is 3-5 years. Visit their website for more info

Lottery Resources
If you are looking for information on housing lotteries that may be local or statewide you can search through the following informational links for rental and homeownership properties:

  • SEB, LLC Housing  
  • MAHA Massachusetts affordable homes
  • affordable homes for sale 
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)
    The BRA is committed to creating affordable homeownership and rental opportunities in the City of Boston. The BRA aims to alleviate the impacts of market rate housing on the supply and costs of housing for low- and moderate-income households. Housing is made affordable to all incomes, ages, and households by reducing the rent or purchase price to below market values, thus reducing monthly rent and mortgage payments and requiring lower down payments. See more
  • Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
    CHAPA is the non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities throughout Massachusetts. The CHAPA website lists many of the affordable housing lotteries throughout the state. See more
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is a Christian-based non-profit organization dedicated to building decent, affordable homes in partnership with very low-income families. See more
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
    The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, is a non-profit housing organization that offers services for first time homebuyers, such as home buying workshops, credit counseling, budget counseling, etc. It also has an online searchable database of all affordable home ownership opportunities in the state. See more
  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
    The Department of Housing and Community Development supports the production of affordable rental housing, including units for persons with special needs, and the construction or rehabilitation of affordable homes and condominiums for purchase by income-eligible first-time homebuyers. See more
  • Mass Access
    The Mass Accessible Housing Registry helps people with disabilities find rental housing in Massachusetts, primarily accessible and barrier-free housing. The database tracks accessible and affordable apartments throughout the state and maintains information about their availability. Go to Mass Access Website and click on the region you are looking in to find accessible housing in your area.
  • MassHousing
    MassHousing is one of the leading providers of affordable housing resources in Massachusetts. The agency also partners with an extensive network of approved lenders to deliver its home mortgage programs to first-time home buyers. See More
  • Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)
    The Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) is a statewide public non-profit affordable housing organization that works in concert with the Governor and the state Department of Housing and Community Development to help increase the supply of affordable housing in Massachusetts. The MHP is a quasi-public agency that provides permanent mortgages for low-to moderate-income first-time homebuyers. See more
  • Metro Housing Boston (MHB)
    MBHP's mission is to ensure that the region's low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing. To achieve this mission, MBHP works collaboratively with a broad array of service providers and neighborhood-based organizations. MBHP also provides foreclosure prevention assistance to families and individuals in Newton. See more
  • WATCH Housing and Basic Needs Clinic 
    Free one-on-one assistance to those facing eviction, conflicts with landlords, unsafe living conditions, or need help finding resources to meet basic needs. Please contact Suzi Solomon, Housing Clinic Director at 781-570-4394 or fill out this form for assistance. Current WATCH clients can request assistance using the WATCH current client request form.