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This proposal is a pilot program to spend $2 million on support for
50 low-income families in Waltham with rental vouchers for 3 years.

Thanks to the CPC for their vision and hard work in supporting this proposal!

Many local organizations have endorsed this proposal.

Waltham Tribune Editorial:  Waltham should approve rental help program


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or Genoveva Tavera at 781-891-6689 ext. 208  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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WATCH's First Time Home Buyers Workshops
Watch this space for announcement of our January 2016 FTHB

Happy Holidays!

For more information, e-mail   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Devon at 781-891-6689 ext. 0.  Please leave your name, email address and phone number in the message, or, fill out this registration form and mail it with your check ($50 per person) with FTHB in the memo line, to WATCH CDC, 24 Crescent St., Ste. 201, Waltham, MA  02453.

Note:  You may bring the check with you and register at the first class of the workshop. THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS as we have rented a large space.

Location: Charles River Public Internet Center.  Please go to www.crpic.org for map or call the WATCH office at 781-891-6689 ext. 0 and leave your email address and ask that we send you the map.  You must print the map and take it with you, as the Center is not exactly located at its street address.  To get into the correct parking lot, use 11 Cooper St. in Waltham in your GPS.

This course consists of important information for all first-time home buyers! You will learn about:

  • Credit, debit and budgeting issues
  • Qualifying for a mortgage
  • Shopping for a home
  • The legal aspects of home buying
  • The responsibilities of being a homeowner

WATCH’s class is certified by CHAPA's Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative, so graduates may be eligible for Down Payment Assistance programs from the City or Town or for the Soft Second mortgage(link is external) or other mortgage designed for first time homebuyers. The class fee is $50 per person. All classes take place in Waltham.

Couples purchasing a home together are both encouraged to attend, although (unless your mortgage lender tells you otherwise) only one person is required to complete the course in order to qualify for downpayment assistance or the Soft Second mortgage

WATCH CDC 781-891-6689 ext. 0

Volunteer Teachers Needed

   WATCH English program needs Volunteer Teachers for the Fall Semester.

  Times we need help: Monday and Wednesday 9:30am-12pm and 6-8:30PM.

  Volunteers will be paired and will co-teach classes with support from the Program Manager.

  Teaching experience is not required just a desire to help someone improve their life.

If you are interested in volunteering for 1 or 2 classes per week please connect Breaking Barriers Program Manger Bethany Kraemer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 781-891-6689 ext. 202



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Photos from the Waltham Tribune of our 27th Anniversary Celebration

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