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.
FY2019 Annual Action Plan:
The Housing Partnership approved Watertown's Housing-related FY2019 Annual Action Plan at a meeting on February 20, 2018.
Revised Citizen Participation Plan:
The Citizen Participation Plan for the Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan.
: 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.
New Affordable Rentals:
Elan/Union Market on Arsenal Street has begun taking applications for a lottery. 35 Affordable rental units will be available at households with incomes at or below 80% AMI. Click here for more information.