Applications Being Accepted for Elderly Housing Project in Watertown

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Housing Authority:

Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, the Watertown Housing Authority (WHA) will accept applications to establish a waiting list for its Project-Based Voucher Waiting List for 25 elderly units (22 one bedroom units and 3 two bedroom units) at St. Joseph’s Hall, 2 Rosary Drive, Watertown, MA. A lottery system will be used; there is no advantage to being first to apply. The waiting list opening period will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, at which time the waiting list will close until further notice.

The WHA has not been awarded any additional project-based vouchers, nor are there any vacancies anticipated in the near future. Vouchers will be issued based on future turnover at the 25 project-based units at St. Joseph’s Hall, 2 Rosary Drive, Watertown, MA. Applicants will be determined eligible and qualified in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the WHA’s Administrative Plan.

Interested persons may get a copy of the application during the waiting list opening period by one of the following methods:

  • In Person at the WHA Office: The WHA Office is located at 55 Waverley Ave., Watertown, MA. Office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • By Phone: Applicants may call 617-923-3950 to request an application be mailed to them.
  • By Mail: Applicants may submit a request for an application to 55 Waverley Ave., Watertown, MA 02472.
  • By Email: Applicants may submit a request for an electronic application by contacting Brittany Jancarik at
  • Website: Applicants may find an electronic copy of the application on the Watertown Housing Authority website at and the Metro West Collaborative Development website at

For an application to be considered, it must be delivered in person no later than Friday, May 31, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. at the WHA office or be postmarked no later than May 31, 2024. All mailed applications must also be received by mail no later than May 31, 2024. The WHA is not responsible for non-delivery of mail. Applications will only be accepted in person or by mail. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Applicants must only submit one (1) application per household. If duplicate applications are received, the household will become ineligible and will not be placed on the waiting list. All applications must be complete and legible. The application submitted must be the original application; photocopies will not be accepted. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the WHA office at 617-923-3950.

To qualify for this program, applicants must be 62 years of age or older and gross family income must be less than:

Household Size Income Limit: 1 person $57,100 2 persons $63,500

The WHA has adopted the following selection preference for this waiting list: Applicants who live and/or work in Watertown, MA. Applications equal in preference will be maintained in order by lottery selection number.

The lottery will be conducted no later than June 7, 2024, to determine placement order on the waiting list for all eligible applicants. This lottery will be conducted by computer and in accordance with HUD regulations and the WHA’s Administrative Plan. Applications will be accepted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or marital status.

This is an Equal Opportunity Housing Program.

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