Affordable Housing Information
The following information sheet has been developed by the Town's Housing Coordinator to assist residents with locating affordable housing that is available for rent and/or via lottery: Affordable Housing Information Sheet.
First-Time Home Buyers Program
The South Shore HOME Consortium is a partnership of five South Shore communities - Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, and Weymouth - which provides financial assistance to first-time home buyers based on income eligibility. The Consortium’s First-Time Home Buyers Program has two components: (1) financial aid for down payments and closing costs and (2) potential access to the Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s (MHP) ONE Mortgage Program (formerly the SoftSecond Loan Program) and other first-time home buyer programs available through MassHousing. Funding for the Consortium is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
Eligibility information and program requirements are detailed in Weymouth’s First-Time Home Buyers Program Application. Persons interested in applying for assistance should contact the Town's Housing Coordinator for a free consultation.
Home Rehabilitation Grant and Loan Program
The Town of Weymouth offers financial assistance to income-eligible homeowners to rehabilitate and/or improve local housing units. Projects are financed through 0%, deferred payment loans. In order to receive funding, a project is typically required to resolve an incipient code violation or advance energy conservation.
Eligibility information and program requirements are detailed in Weymouth’s Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Application. Funding for the program is provided in part by the Town of Weymouth through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Assistance in the form of both grants and loans are subject to the availability of funds. Potential applicants should contact Weymouth’s Housing Coordinator for additional information on eligibility, program requirements, and instructions for applying.
Contractors interested in bidding on housing rehab programs are asked to complete the Contractor Application Form.
Other Home Ownership Programs and Resources
The following links provide information on additional home-ownership programs and housing resources. Residents are encouraged to contact Weymouth’s Housing Coordinator to ask any questions.
- Lead Paint Abatement Assistance
- NeighborWorks Southern Mass: Homebuyer Education
- NeighborWorks Southern Mass: Mortgage Assistance & Foreclosure Counseling
- South Shore Housing Development Corporation
- Weymouth Housing Authority
Regional Fair Housing Plan
Fair-housing choice is defined as equal access to all types of housing. In 2014, the South Shore HOME Consortium worked in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to complete a Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The purpose of this project was to identify goals and actions for advancing fair-housing choice in the Consortium’s five membership communities – Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, and Weymouth. Three public forums were held between April 2014 and May 2014 and an online survey was released to help the Consortium better understand the region's fair housing issues.
The 2014-2019 Regional Fair Housing Plan (FHP) represents the total findings of the South Shore HOME Consortium and MAPC's analysis. The FHP incorporates insights from a broad range of residents, fair housing advocates, service providers, local realtors, and representatives from numerous municipal boards, committees, and commissions – many of whom served on the Consortiums' Fair Housing Advisory Committee, formed in 2014. The goals of the FHP are as follows:
- Provide an understanding of fair housing obligation and the needs of protected classes;
- Identify impediments to fair housing choice through an analysis of public and private sector policies and activities; and
- Provide a framework to public and private sector partners that enables them to take the lead in affirmatively furthering fair housing by initiating dialog and institutionalizing fair housing best practices and policies.
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