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.

SMOKING OF ANY KIND IS PROHIBITED AT ALL WHA BUILDINGS AND WITH IN 25’ OF ANY BUILDING ON OUR GROUNDS.

John F. Gollinger
Executive Director

Announcements

Waltham Housing Authority Annual Plan Hearing

Thu, Jun 3, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/312242701
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
Access Code: 312-242-701
To View Our Annual Plan
Click the Link below:
LHA-MA-AnnualPlan

If you have been notified by the Waltham Housing Authority Section 8 department you qualify
for a voucher it is imperative for you to watch this video.
Click here for Video Link.

Waltham Housing Authority COVID-19 Immunization Update

Click here for more info.

Waltham Housing Authority Announcement Public School children Healthy Food program.
Click here for more info.

Avoid Covid-19 Vaccine Scams.
Click here for more info.

PHA ANNUAL PLAN AND CFP ANNUAL AND FIVE YEAR PLAN 2021

The 5-Year and Annual PHA Plans provide a ready source for interested parties to locate basic PHA policies, rules, and requirements concerning the PHA’s operations, programs, and services, and informs HUD, families served by the PHA, and members of the public of the PHA’s mission, goals and objectives for serving the needs of low- income, very low- income, and extremely low- income families.
Click here for more info.

 

Rental Assistance Available to Waltham Residents / Asistencia de alquiler disponible para los residentes de Waltham

Posted on: December 18, 2020

Behind on your rent? Received a notice to quit?

There are 3 sources of rental assistance- State, City and WATCH. Learn more here.

¿Atrasado en el alquiler? ¿Recibió un aviso para renunciar?

Hay tres recursos de ayuda para el alquiler: el Estado, la ciudad y WATCH. Aprenda más aquí.

1 State Rental Assistance (RAFT ). This program is for $4,000 in rental assistance. WATCH can assist you in applying. The grant goes directly to the landlord. The application process could take 2-3 months.

2. Waltham City Fund – This program is for Waltham residents who have received a “Notice to Quit” from their landlord or an eviction notice from the Court. Payments are directly to the landlord for up to 3 months’ of rent. The application process generally takes 2-4 weeks to receive payment.

3. WATCH Tenant Assistance Fund – This fund is for Waltham tenants who have had income loss due to COVID and who owe more than $4,000 or who already got $4,000 from RAFT and still owe rent. Those who have a rental voucher or in public housing are not eligible. The application generally takes 2-3 weeks to process. The payment goes directly to the tenant as a grant.

For applications and instructions, go to https://watchcdc.org/covid-19-resources-housing/

 

The Waltham Housing Authority invites all tenants and the general public to a review

of the Authority's Proposed Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021
Click here for more info.

 

Waltham Housing Authority

110 POND STREET
WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 02451-4505
TEL: (781) 894-3357; TDD: (781) 894-3357; FAX: (781) 894-7595

March 24, 2020

TO : THE RESIDENTS OF THE WALTHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH, 24, 2020  TENANTS MAY ACCESS WHA STAFF IN PERSON BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DURING THE PANDEMIC PERIOD.  

WE HAVE ANSWERING SERVICE COVERAGE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ON 781-894-3357 AND YOU MAY LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH THEM IF IT IS AN URGENT ISSUE. YOU MAY ALSO E-MAIL STAFF. PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR E-MAIL ADDRESSES (walhouse.org)

WE HAVE THE USUAL ANSWERING SERVICE COVERAGE FOR OUR MAINTENANCE STAFF AT 781-899-6363 AND THEY WILL RESPOND TO MAINTENANCE  DURING THIS PERIOD. YOU MAY ALSO E-MAIL OUR MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR AT-  somer@walhouse.org OR THE MAINTENANCE FOREMAN AT bhaggerty@walhouse.org.

WE HAVE MAINTENANCE STAFF CLEANING AND DISINFECTING VARIOUS SITES AND CRITICAL AREAS DURING THIS PERIOD AND ATTENDING TO TRASH PICK UP. COMMUNITY ROOMS CHAIRS AND TABLES WILL BE STORED TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM GATHERING IN GROUPS. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN OUR BUILDINGS BOTH FROM ONE ANOTHER AND OUR EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS WHO MAY BE WORKING ON THE PROPERTY. 

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE (walhouse.org) FOR FURTHER UPDATES AS NECESSARY AND THE MASS.GOV HOTLINE AT https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 FOR INFORMATION ON THE VIRUS.

STAY SAFE AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON UNDER MORE PLEASANT CIRCUMSTANCES.

       JOHN F. GOLLINGER
       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
         WALTHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY
       jgoll@walhouse.org

WALTHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS BUT CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Waltham Housing Authority
110 POND STREET
WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS 02451-4505

KELLY DURKEE ERWIN                    TEL:   (781) 894-3357
SCOTT HOVSEPIAN                             FAX: (781) 894-7595  
ROBERT LEBLANC                              Tax Exempt # 046-004-31 

PATRICIA MCGRATH (Chairperson)
John Gollinger   Executive Director     

March 17, 2020

WALTHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS BUT CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

We have physically closed the office , but are open for business. Residents and applicants can communicate with us via phone, mail or e-mail. We have reduced staff or working at home each day and the remainder in the office. We are placing notifications in various developments and at our front door. We are in the process of updating the website. We have live operators answering maintenance and admin phones for all business hours. We have rent deposit boxes at the front of our office and in some of our larger buildings. The only application list that cannot be accessed remotely is our federal elderly/disabled list. We have forms for all programs available outside our front door and of course links to them on our website. Completed applications can be dropped off in our box in front of our office. 

Maintenance work orders are being responded to but residents must isolate in another room or outside their residence while emergency maintenance is performed. Resolve work order can be requested and will be logged in but attended to by a priority basis.  We are still doing trash removal and exterior maintenance weather permitting. Inspections are suspended.

CORONA VIRUS CONCERN / PREOCUPACION POR CORONAVIRUS

CORONA VIRUS CONCERN
RENT / MAIL
FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH CONCERNS OF WHA RESIDENTS AND STAFF, 
THERE ARE BLACK RENT BOXES AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
48 PINE STREET
101 PROSPECT STREET
292 Grove Street
PLEASE UTILIZE THESE BOXES FOR RENT CHECKS AND ANY OTHER CORRESPONDENCE. 
OR, IF YOU PREFER, PLEASE USE THE U. S MAIL.

PREOCUPACION POR CORONAVIRUS
POR LA PREOCUPACION DE SEGURIDAD Y SALUD DE WALTHAM HOUSING RESIDENTES Y TRABAJADORES,
 HAY BUZONES NEGROS DE ALQUILER EN LAS SIGUENTES UBICACIONES:
48 PINE STREET
101 PROSPECT STREET
110 POND STREET
POR FAVOR UTILICE ESTAS CAJAS PARA CHEQUES DE ALQUILER Y CUALQUIER OTRA CORRESPONDENCIA. O, 
SI LO PREFIERE, USE EL CORREO.

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.

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).

Job Openings and Postings:

The Waltham Housing Authority will list job postings on the website.

 

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.