Affordable Set Aside Percentage Increased:
Watertown's affordable set-aside percentage for private residential development projects that create 6 or more units or more than 5 lots was has changed. The set-aside has increased from 12.5% to 15.0%, and the affordability is now in two parts. Click here
to see the Town Council approved zoning text.
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Services available:
Watertown partners with Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services, Inc. (CNAHS) to provide foreclosure prevention counseling services to Watertown residents. If you are struggling to pay your mortgage, call CNAHS at 617-491-1545.
FY2018 Annual Action Plan:
The Housing Partnership approved Watertown's Housing-related FY2018 Annual Action Plan at a public meeting on February 21, 2017.
Revised Citizen Participation Plan:
The Citizen Participation Plan for the Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan.
Riverpark Lofts, 60 Howard Street, Watertown
: Lottery for seven (7) affordable rental units. 1BR & 2BR ready to occupy in Fall, 2017. 3BR unit ready in 2018. Informational session on May 30, 2017 at the Watertown Library. Click here for the Informational Packet
and here for the Application.
: State and Federal laws require municipalities and private entities to take steps to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing. Click here
to see a training handout on this topic specifically designed for municipal Boards, Commissions and staff.