Community Organizing

WATCH has a 30 year history of organizing in Waltham. The organization began as an association of tenant activists, and its strongest advocacy remains in housing. WATCH's programs and actions are driven by the strength and power of the Waltham community. Click here to view a comprehensive list of our 30 year history in relation to affordable housing and tenant advocacy.  Check out our Affordable Housing Plan for Waltham.


Affordable Housing Proposals

WATCH CDC supports 2Life's proposal for senior affordable housing at the site of the Leland Home.  WATCH advocates for increased access to safe and affordable housing for families, seniors, veterans, and all members of Waltham’s low-income community. Please show your support for 2Life's affordable housing project by calling your city councillor.
Read the full letter of support here here

State & Federal Policy Action Alerts 

CHAPA - Massachusetts Housing Policy News

MACDC - CDC, Smal Business, and Housing Advocacy

National Low Income Housing Coalition- Housing needs by state, COVID-19 related Housing Action Alerts

Use this find my legislator tool to contact your legislators.


WATCH Tenant Action Group

All of WATCH's campaigns and programs are developed from communication and collaboration with the communities they serve. If you want to get involved in housing advocacy as a tenant, consider joining the Tenant Action Group at WATCH.

Come join other tenants to:

  • Learn more about how to apply for affordable housing
  • Take action together to improve the overall housing situation for tenants in Waltham.

The Tenant Action Group is free to join and participate in. Refreshments are provided, and childcare and translation are both available. Simply call to let us know your needs.

For more information, contact Genoveva by phone at 781-891-6689 ext. 208 or by email.

WATCH Affordable Housing Committee

For Waltham homeowners who support affordable housing.

It takes all of us to support a vibrant, diverse community where everyone who works in Waltham can also afford to live, raise a family and retire here!  Lend your voice to this important effort.  Email daria@watchcdc.org to get involved.