Main Office Number: 781-894-3357
TDD Phone Number: 781-894-3357
Maintenance/Emergency: 781-899-6363

Regular Business Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am to noon


Welcome to Waltham Housing Authority!

Not sure where to start?  Select from the following if you are an applicant just getting started with the housing search and assistance programs, an existing resident or tenant, a landlord considering participation in the Section 8 program or a contractor interested in projects that may be up for bid.

Mission Statement

The Waltham Housing Authority provides low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities the opportunity to live in safe, decent, affordable and accessible housing. The WHA works in partnership with the City of Waltham, the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development, HUD and local community organizations to support and promote the health, welfare and economic independence of WHA residents and to sustain a diverse and productive population in the Waltham Community.


John F. Gollinger
Executive Director


Board Meeting:
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm @ Community Room, 110 Pond Street.
Future Scheduled Meetings:  October 8th, November 12th, December 10th
Click here to view Minutes from past Board Meetings.

Lockout Charge:
To all WHA residents, the lockout charge after-hours, weekends and holidays has been increased to $ 85.00 per occurrence.

The Leland Home Senior Housing Voucher Lottery Announcement (May 2019):
Application and Lottery Dates have been changed.  Up to 5 Leland Home Senior Living Affordable Housing Vouchers will be available for qualified applicants.  The Voucher Program is funded by the City of Waltham Community Preservation funds and administered by the Leland Home.  Applications may be abtained at The Leland Home or downloaded at by mail, or call 781-701-8000 or downloaded at the Waltham Housing Authority website (see link below).
Application Deadline is May 24, 2019.  Lottery Date is May 31, 2019.
Click here for more information.

Congresswoman Visits the Waltham Housing Authority:
2017_Congresswoman_Visit.jpgMay 5th, 2017 - Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) visited the Waltham Housing Authority to meet with Executive Director John Gollinger and tour federally subsidized housing units. Clark and Gollinger were also joined by Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, State Representatives Tom Stanley and John Lawn, and Waltham Housing Authority Assistant Executive Director Mark Johnson for a discussion on the agency’s efforts to help Waltham residents access affordable housing, as well as the potential implications of proposed budget cuts.

Pictured, left to right: State Representative Tom Stanley, Waltham Housing Authority Assistant Executive Director Mark Johnson, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Waltham Housing Authority Executive Director John Gollinger, Waltham Mayor Jeanette McCarthy, and State Representative John Lawn.

Advertisements for Bids:
The Waltham Housing Authority lists upcoming Projects, Bids and RFP's online.
Click here to view the Bids page including instructions on how to search and view Projects (Bids).

Advertisement - Boiler Vending Improvements (Note Deadline Date Change in Addendum Below)
The Waltham Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for the Boiler Venting Improvements at Arthur J. Clark Apartments, 48 Pine Street, Waltham, MA, in accordance with the documents prepared by MacRitchie Engineering.  The Project consists of: The removal and replacement of existing boiler combustion intake and exhaust piping in a new configuration. Additional items include Installation of a new exhaust fan, motorized damper and associated thermostat control.
General Bids will be received until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 and publicly opened online, forthwith (original deadline).
Click here for more information.
Bidders are herby informed that the Contract Documents (Plans & Specifications) for the project aforementioned in the subject line above, have been modified, corrected and/or supplemented by this addendum (below) which shall become a part of the complete Contract Document set prepared by MacRitchie Engineering Inc. And as such, all bidders should acknowledge it in Paragraph B on the form for General Bid. Failure to do so could result in the rejection of your bid.
General Bids will be received until 2:00 PM on Friday, September 13th, 2019 and publicly opened online, forthwith.
Click here to view Addendum.

September 2019:  Fence Removal and Install at 46/48 Dale St.
The project has been awarded to Northland Fence Company, 129 Morgan Drive, Norwood, MA 02062 for $20,700.

Job Openings and Postings:
The Waltham Housing Authority will list job postings on the website.

Deputy Director, Division of Rental Assistance / Program Manager VII
Department of Housing & Community Development, Boston, MA
Posted 1/13/2020

The Deputy Director of Rental Assistance, (hereinafter known as “the Deputy Director”) assists the Director in the administration of Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD's) 30,000 unit federal and state rental assistance portfolio, the federal Moving to Work (MTW) program and its associated initiatives and the nine Housing Consumer Education Centers (HCEC) which support these programs.  These rental assistance programs play a significant role in meeting several key aspects of DHCD’s mission including: providing decent and affordable housing for the Commonwealth’s poorest residents; increasing income and assets for this population; funding workforce development and economic mobility programs, providing funding for affordable housing development, reducing and preventing homelessness; and, providing housing-related information and referrals for all housing consumers in MA.  These programs are managed by nine agencies and 125 local housing authorities (LHAs) throughout the state.
Click here for more information.

Website Use:
The Waltham Housing Authority website has been created and maintained to better serve our community including Applicants, Tenants, Landlords and Contractors.  If there is any information of value that you feel could be added to the website, please let us know.