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, August 12th, 2019, 4:30 pm @ Community Room, 110 Pond Street.
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 - Fence Removal and Install
Location: 46-48 Dale Street, Waltham MA. Remove and dispose approximately 450 linear ft., 6’ high stockade fence. Install 450 linear ft. new 6’ high, premium, 1” x 4” cedar board fence with 2” x 4” pressure treated rails, 1” x 2” cap strips and 5” x 5” pressure treated posts with chamfered tops. The WHA is requiring concrete to be installed at the base of all fence post. Prevailing wage rates apply.
Plans/Specifications available August 28, 2019.
General bid deadline September 12, 2019, 10:00 am.
Click here for more information.

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Vinyl flooring, utility body with utility body cap installed, interior body cap lights, 6-foot-long max bed, inverter, two front tow hooks. 35-40-gallon fuel capacity, automatic transmission, red, AM- FM radio, electronic 4wd, 7.5’ plow, snow plow foil, power windows, door locks, back up alarm, rear view camera. Emergency strobe, yellow beacon light on the top of the cab with cab switch and trailer hitch with relays.
The minimum 5.8-liter engine and a full coverage warranty for 3 years. Must meet or exceed these minimum requirements.
Deadline August 7, 2019, 10:00 am MARKJ@WALHOUSE.ORG Delivery no later than 8 weeks from the award.
Click here for more information.

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

Maintenance Foreman - Position requirements: A responsible position requiring demonstrated supervisory experience with skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled employees, in all phases of maintenance and repairs.  Trade licenses a plus.  This will include: Coordinating, monitoring and tracking work, providing detailed and specific instructions to subordinates and maintaining necessary stock of supplies and materials / Knowledge of Basic HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Landscaping, Carpentry, and Building Maintenance is required / Experience in Snow Plowing at multiple sites and have operational familiarity with Snow Removal Equipment and Procedures / Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Calendar, etc. and work order software- PHA Web desired / Must be highly organized and able to multi-task both Maintenance Personnel projects and assignments, vendors and balance a busy Schedule of Maintenance events.  A valid MA driver’s license is also required.  Open until position is filled.
Click here to view the Job Posting Advertisement.
Click here to view the Job Description.

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.