Federal Public Housing
Federally funded public housing for seniors and people with disabilities is available to households where the head of household or spouse is at least 62 years of age or has a disability and is income eligible.
Chapter 200 Veteran’s Housing
This housing is open to people of all ages, including single people, people with disabilities, and families. It is usually located in large developments. Sometimes it is called “veterans housing” because the program was originally for veterans returning from World War II. The number of bedrooms in an apartment is determined by the number and gender of people in the household.
State Chapter 667 – Elderly & Young Disabled
State-funded public housing for seniors and people with disabilities is open to households where one member of the household is at least 60 years of age or has a disability and meets certain income guidelines.
For state public housing, the person with a disability can be any member of the family and does not have to be the head of household or a spouse (as is the case in federal public housing). For this program, however, there is a limit as to the percentage of non-elderly people with disabilities who are allowed to rent.
State Chapter 705 – Family
This housing is open to people of all ages, including single people, people with disabilities, and families. Units are usually in smaller buildings scattered throughout a city or town.
State Chapter 689 – Adults with Special Needs
Chapter 689 housing is public housing for adults with special needs. Although the program was established to serve people with a wide variety of needs, the current focus is on creating group homes for adults with developmental challenges who are leaving facilities run by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).
Watertown Housing Authority
55 Waverley Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
Emergency Service Number:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday and Friday: by appointment
Summer hours begin in late May and end in early September.
Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.