Housing Division

Housing Division

The City of Waltham and the WestMetro HOME Consortium - 

FY21-25 Consolidated Plan (updated draft, published 3/24/20)

The FY21-25 Consolidated Plan includes the following sections: 1.) The Process; 2.) Needs Assessment; 3.) Market Analysis; 4.) Strategic Plan; and 5.) The FY21 Annual Action Plan. Please click on the following links to download each section. 

Additional plans and reports 

WestMetro HOME Consortium Regional Fair Housing Plan and Appendices  

Mission of the Housing Division

The mission of the Waltham Division is to maintain the City's economic diversity through:

  • The production and preservation of affordable housing and housing rehabilitation; 
  • The provision of human services for low- and moderate-income residents; 
  • The provision of homelessness prevention and support services; and  
  • The removal of architectural barriers for people with disabilities

To accomplish this mission, the City uses funds from two annual grants, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): CDBGand HOME.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 

CDBG is designed to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. 

The City of Waltham's CDBG funds are allocated among three categories:

Affordable Housing 

Social Services

Neighborhood Improvements 

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) 

HOME was created to expand and improve the supply of decent, safe and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons.  

As a member of  the WestMetro HOME Consortium, the City of Waltham receives and administers HOME funds for the City in coordination with the Consortium Administrator the City of Newton and the Towns of Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Concord, Lexington, Natick, Needham, Sudbury, Watertown, and Wayland, and the City of Framingham .

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.

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.  

Security Deposit Program 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.

CDBG Rehabilitation Program Guidelines
CDBG Rehabilitation Loan Program Application
Fair Housing Information

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert J. Waters, Jr. Housing Supervisor 781-314-3380
Deborah Flanagan Assistant Housing Supervisor 781-314-3380
John Shirley Housing Specialist 781-314-3380
Colette Casey-Brenner Assistant Financial Rehab Advisor 781-314-3380