Watertown Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

Learn more about Watertown Housing Authority.

Open: Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Centralized

This housing authority participates in the Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List, which is a partnership between most of the housing authorities in Massachusetts. Applicants submit one application to apply to a centralized waiting list. Selected applicants will be placed on the centralized waiting list, and will be under consideration for every participating housing authority.

The Massachusetts Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List is currently open.

The Massachusetts Centralized waiting list will accept applications from January 6, 2003, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application available here
  2. Download and print the application online. Select the link titled "Preliminary Application" in your native language.
  3. Contact a participating housing authority request an application by mail. Participating housing authority contact information can be found here.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to any participating housing authority. Participating housing authority address information can be found here.

Income limit information can be found here.

The waiting list will be sorted differently by each housing authority according to its own preferences.

Participating housing authorities may have any of the following preferences: Activated military personnel to Persian Gulf; Board of Health condemnation; Disabled; Displaced by hate crime or reprisal, Displaced by landlord non-renewal; Displaced by natural disaster;  Displaced by public action; Displaced by domestic violence; Elderly (62+); Near elderly (55+); Extremely low income; Health disability affecting housing need; Homeless; Participant in Metro Program in Wayland school; Rent burdened 50% of income; Rent burdened 40% of income; one-person family; substandard housing; tenants of Project-Based units; clients for Project-Based units; Veteran; Working. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the website here, or contact a participating housing authority listed here.

Sources: This information was verified by the Massachusetts Centralized page on December 28, 2022.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 1-877-868-0040.

Last Updated on 08/08/2023.

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Open: HUD Senior / Disabled Public Housing

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Watertown Housing Authority (WHA) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2015, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online. Scroll down to the "Federal Housing" section, and select the "Federal Application for Public Housing (pdf)" link.

For more information, visit the MHA Applications page, or visit the MHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (617) 923-3950.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/18/2022.

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Closed: E. Joyce Munger Apartments, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher

The Watertown Housing Authority (WHA) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at E. Joyce Munger Apartments is closed.

The WHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 22, 2022, until September 16, 2022.There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the WHA, "To be eligible, applicants must a) meet the income guidelines, b) live and/or work in Watertown, MA, and c) be 55+ years of age"

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the WHA to request an application by mail.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked by September 16, 2022 and mailed to the WHA.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $78,300
  • 2 Persons $89,500
  • 3 Persons $100,700
  • 4 Persons $111,850

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA public notice on August 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Watertown, Massachusetts .

Last Updated on 09/16/2022.

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Closed: St. Joseph’s Hall Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher

The Watertown Housing Authority (WHA) waiting list for Elderly Public Housing apartments at St. Joseph’s Hall is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 16, 2019, until October 11, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application in person at the WHA Office.
  2. Call to request an application by mail.
  3. Submit a request for an application by mail to the WHA.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Delivered in person no later than Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm at the WHA office.
  2. Postmarked and mailed to the WHA, no later than October 11, 2019.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Applicants who live and/or work in Watertown, MA.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Last Updated on 10/11/2019.

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About Watertown Housing Authority

55 Waverley Avenue, Watertown, MA | Visit Website | (617) 923-3950

Watertown Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 206 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

In addition, Watertown Housing Authority offers other programs for eligible households, including:

  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Watertown Housing Authority is located in Watertown, MA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-2:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm
Friday 9:00am-2:00pm