Housing Division

*Make Note! New office location: 25 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA

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  2019 update

This grant program provides a security deposit and first month rent payment directly to landlords for low income households.  View the Application Packet to determine if you may be eligible for this program.

Applications submitted to the Housing Office must include verifiable income documentation. An application checklist is included in the packet to assist applicants in providing the neccessary documentation.  Applications will be reviewed in the order they are recieved.

Security Deposit Program Application Packet

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 781-314-3382
Colette Casey-Brenner Assistant Financial Rehab Advisor 781-314-3386