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Looking for An Affordable Rental Unit in Waltham?

Nineteen new apartment units are being offered in Waltham.

Nahum Hardy Apartments
Nahum Hardy Apartments
The City of Waltham has released applications for affordable housing units at the the Nahum Hardy Apartments at 54 Lake St.

In total, nineteen units are available through the Waltham Municipal Housing Trust's lottery process. The building previously housed the Hardy school. 

Rent for eight of the units will be based on the rents of surrounding similar units. The remaining 11 units will be awarded to applicants based on income, according to the city's announcement. 

Applications are available on the city's Web site, at the Waltham Public Library, at Waltham City Hall, at the Waltham Housing Division at 119 School St. and at the Council on Aging at 488 Main St.

Applications for the 11 income-based units are due Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Waltham Housing Division. Applications for the market rate units are due Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Purchasing Agent's office at Waltham City Hall. 

An open house for the the building will be held on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. at 54 Lake St.

A lottery for the market rate and income-based units will be held on March 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. The lottery will be held at Waltham City Hall. 

Got questions? Call the Waltham Housing Division at 781-314-3380 for question on the income-based units. For question on the market rate units, call the Purchasing Department at 781-314-3244.
Walthamguy January 08, 2014 at 01:37 PM
To me it seems unwise that the City engage in owning, maintaining and managing the rental of housing units, low income or otherwise. Does anyone know how many units the city owns and how much it is costing us taxpayers? I seem to remember the city spent "millions" converting a school into housing units. Anyone have better information on this?
Larry Fine January 09, 2014 at 09:18 AM
More deadbeats coming to Waltham. I thought it was for the elderly only?
Proud Hamster January 09, 2014 at 12:06 PM
I kind of like the converted school thing. I wonder if they leave the blackboards in place. A little role play with the little woman. School girl outfit, detention etc... Sounds like fun.
Maddie Chambers January 10, 2014 at 01:10 AM
Larry Fine, just because someone is low income does not classify them as a "deadbeat", that is extremely disrespectful. Not even going there Proud Hamster.
JohnnyMass January 11, 2014 at 05:26 AM
Speaking of deadbeats, Boston Globe says that one-sixth of Waltham residents are here illegally. I'll bet you won't have to search too hard to find some of these folks who somehow wound up in taxpayer-funded digs!
Don Michael Donahue January 11, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Johnny: AND of course the DON'T pay taxes, and most do not speak English! Waltham AND MA have become a beacon for illegals or as ur rightly say "deadbeats'!
Barbara Brown January 11, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Just great, so much for 'senior housing'. So now they will empty the shelter at the Home Suites and put them all in there.
Don Michael Donahue January 11, 2014 at 07:05 PM
Barbara u right on! I have a friend living in WHA on Pond ST..Supposed to be Senior singles...Still full of Haitian hurricane victims ( How many years ago was that hurricane?) and questionable young types, + many children are also living there with? I don't know, but I was under the impression that children were NOT allowed there! and so many don't even speak English! I agree! are Waltham Seniors being accomodated or given preferenec?
Walthamguy January 11, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Anyone ever notice the the nice late model cars at the Home Suits on Totten Pond Rd?
Don Michael Donahue January 11, 2014 at 08:51 PM
It does NOT surprise me, Waltham guy! getting to be a joke, every where in Waltham!
Walthamguy January 11, 2014 at 09:11 PM
Is there anywhere one could get a summary report of the "low income housing" population in Waltham, including ages, whether they were from Waltham, how many kids in our school system, etc. The process described above is a Waltham endeavor and does not mention age or Waltham residency requirements. How many more of these projects does the City operate. Then there is the boondoggle of the State projects flooding our schools... It sure would be interesting to see a good summary of the the whole thing.
Bill L January 12, 2014 at 10:27 AM
What I can't figure out is why all the low income and troubled people don't live in the group homes and shelters in Weston or Lincoln or Lexington, why do they all pick here? Oh yeah, that's right......
Don Michael Donahue January 12, 2014 at 11:29 AM
I LUV ur sarcastic humour! Bill! U do know we have a methadone clininc in Waltham now ...NOT in Weston Lincoln etc etc
JohnnyMass January 13, 2014 at 06:35 AM
And if you want to keep getting more of the problems that the other towns dump off on us, keep on re-electing Jeannette Menino (sorry, I meant McCarthy). Get rid of the rest of the Democrats, and make people work for their handouts!
Barbara Brown January 14, 2014 at 05:28 PM
Remember when Bentley college owned it? They promised it would be graduate students and married couples. How many of those students take pictures outside with their parents where they are staying for the next 4 years? The first party until 4 am gave thw neighborhood a frickin' clue. Here we go again.
Barbara Brown January 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Update, the forms for this is on the city website. Supposedly for 62 and over. Take a look at what they are charging for the 'affordable' one bedroom unit. $1044.00 per month. Market rate is $1444.00 per month. What senior can afford this???? It will go to Section 8 people up on Totten Pond Road hotel. Guaranteed.
Larry Fine January 24, 2014 at 12:37 PM
I hope your wrong Barbara but I have a feeling your 100% right. Have you noticed all the police calls and arrests that come from those hotels.
Maddie Chambers January 24, 2014 at 01:19 PM
You cannot classify all people who receive Section 8 housing or live in those hotels as bad or a problem, that is just wrong.
Barbara Brown January 27, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Ok, Maddie, go up to the Home Suites and hang out for a day in the lobby. Then you tell me what you see. Recently a friend had her parents come into town and they always stayed there. The CLERK AT THE DESK told them they really don't want to stay there and recommended the Holiday Inn.
Maddie Chambers January 27, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Actually Barbara I have been in a similar living situation myself and don't appreciate the stereotype. I understand that there are problems with some, but not with all is my point.
Barbara Brown February 04, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Selling the house before this becomes a reality, then the price will drop to nothing. Wonder how the WPD will love, dealing with this monstrosity. Good luck Lakeview!

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