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Watch supports New Affordable Housing Proposal

 Metro West Collaborative Development proposes to purchase Waltham multi-family rental homes for renovating and permanently deed restricting as an effort to provide refurbished affordable rental housing for individuals and families.

The goal of this type of proposal is to amass enough units to be able to apply for Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other Dept. of Housing and Community Development resources to leverage Waltham's CPA funds to undertake a significant level of rehabilitation.

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will be voting on a proposal to convert 26 Waltham apartments into affordable units. This proposal would cost $2 million and be matched by $10 million in private and state funding.  It would NOT be new development but taking existing high rent and/or substandard housing and bringing up to state code, deleading it for use by families, and putting a rent restriction on it going forward.   This project would be using Waltham CPC funds that are set aside for affordable housing and have to be used for that purpose.

To read the proposal, please click here attached document

For more information about the proposal, please read the fact sheet

To show your support, please:

1. Contact your City Councillor.

2. Fill out the Online Petition.

3.  Write a letter to the editor of the Tribune to express your support for the proposal.  email your letter to:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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WATCH invites you to a meeting of the Tenant Action Group

at WATCH, 24 Crescent Street, Suite 201, Waltham


Come join other tenants to:

- Learn more about how to apply for affordable housing

- Learn about how to weatherize your home for FREE to save in energy bills

- Take action together to improve the overall housing situation for tenants in Waltham.


For more information, CALL Genoveva at 781-891-6689 ext. 208 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Free  *  Refreshments provided *  Childcare and translation available- call to let us know your needs.

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