Our Properties

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.

200-1 Lexington Gardens (Bricks)

Family / Veterans Housing built in 1950
Twenty Four (24) Two (2BR) bedroom apartments

200-2 Willow Park

Family / Veterans Housing built in 1950
Sixty (60) apartments
Thirty-four (34) two (2BR) bedroom
Twenty-six (26) three (3BR) bedroom
One (1) On-site Learning Center

200-3 Lexington Gardens (Woods)

Family / Veterans Housing built in 1950
144 Apartment/Units (25 Buildings)
Fourteen (14) one (1BR) apartments
Seventy-three (73) two (2BR) apartments
Forty-eight (48) three (3BR) apartments
Six (6) combined two (2br) units = three (3) four (4BR) apartments
One (1) two (2BR) unit combined with One (1) three (3BR) One (1) five (5BR) apt.
One unit on site Learning Center

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.

667-1 McSherry Gardens

Elderly/Disabled Housing built in 1960
Forty (40) one (1BR) bedroom apartments
On-site Community Room
On-site laundry facility

667-2 Woodland Towers

Elderly/Disabled Housing built in 1968
One hundred sixty-four (164) One (1BR) bedroom apartments
Eight-story hi-rise building
On-site Support Care Services
Community Room
Laundry facilities

E. Joyce Munger Apartments

667-3 & 93-1 Elderly / Disabled Apartments
One five-story Building 667-3 (state)
One Four Story Building 93-1 (federal)
Seventy-two (72) One (1BR) bedroom apartments (667-3)
Forty-five (45) One (1BR) bedroom apartments (93-1)
Five (5) Two (2BR) bedroom apartments ((93-1)
Includes Five (5) State and Five (5) Federal handicapped accessible units
Laundry facilities
Community Room

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.

705-Scattered Sites

WHA owns and operates six similar buildings scattered throughout Watertown.
Two (2) One (1BR) bedroom apartments
Four (4) Two (2BR) bedroom apartments
Six (6) Three (3BR) bedroom apartment

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).

689-Special Needs Housing

WHA own and operates three typical two-family homes in Watertown to provide housing with on-site specialized services for adults with developmental and physical challenges. There are twenty-three (23) contract units within these developments that provide services so tenants can maintain a maximum level of independence.

Watertown Housing Authority

55 Waverley Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-923-3950
Fax: 617-923-2466

Emergency Service Number:
617-923-3950 (24/7)

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: by appointment

Maintenance: 24/7

Summer Hours:

Summer hours begin in late May and end in early September.

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.