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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Watertown Housing Partnership

The Watertown Housing Partnership (WHP) is a policy body, whose volunteer members are appointed by the Town Manager to oversee the development and preservation of affordable housing in Watertown. Membership is at least five (5) persons.

With support from the Planning staff, the responsibilities of the WHP include assisting in the administration of the Town's Inclusionary Zoning provisions (Section 5.07 of the Watertown Zoning Ordinance), overseeing HOME funds via the WestMetro HOME Consortium, and administration of the Affordable Housing Development Fund, as well as affordable housing advocacy.

The WHP regular public meetings are scheduled to be held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Town Administration Building, 149 Main Street, beginning at 6:00 PM.  Check the Town's Website for confirmation and/or updates. 


  • Fred Reynolds, Chair
  • Clifford Cook
  • Torey Dean
  • David Leon
  • Helen Oliver
  • Brian Costello, Executive Director, Housing Authority

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available 48 hours prior to the meetings
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Minutes are available following approval by the WHP
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