Housing Programs

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Find Weymouth's Affordable Housing Information Sheet here.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Town's Housing Coordinator at 781-682-3639 or send a message here with any questions regarding housing programs. 

First-Time Homebuyer Program

The First-Time Homebuyer Program provides deferred-payment, zero-interest loans to income eligible first-time homebuyers for the purchase of a single-family home, condominium, or townhouse in Weymouth. Downpayment assistance between 1.5% and 9.0%, up to $20,000, may also be available to eligible homebuyers. 

The First-Time Homebuyer Program is financed with grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The program is administered by the South Shore HOME Consortium in partnership with Neighborworks of Southern Massachusetts.

The South Shore HOME Consortium is an association of contiguous municipalities organized for the purpose of the receiving and administering HOME Program funds. The Consortium includes the municipalities of Braintree, Holbrook, Milton, Quincy, and Weymouth.

Home Rehabilitation Loan Program

The Home Rehabilitation Loan Program offers financial assistance to income eligible single-family homeowners and investors of affordable multi-family housing for the rehabilitation and/or improvement of Weymouth's housing stock.

Home rehab/improvement loans provide zero-interest financing and technical assistance for essential repairs, sanitary code violations, energy conservation goals, and deteriorating housing conditions caused by deferred property maintenance. No monthly payments are required, but repayment is due at the time of the property’s sale, refinancing, or change in ownership interest.

Find eligibility and program requirements in the Town's Policy Disclosure Form here. A rehabilitation specialist will assist the homeowner with the home rehab/improvement process.

The Home Rehabilitation Loan Program is also available to investors of affordable housing. To qualify for the program, an investor-owned property must include multi-family rental housing with at least 50% of units occupied by low-moderate income tenants. The owner will be required to sign an Affordable Housing Restriction, effective for 15 years.

More Housing Resources

Find more housing resources below:

Regional Fair Housing Plan

The 2014-2019 Regional Fair Housing Plan (FHP) was developed for the South Shore HOME Consortium, with professional technical assistance provided by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). The FHP outlines Consortium-wide goals, objectives, and strategies for advancing fair housing choice based on an analysis of regional impediments. 

The FHP was developed with the participation and input of residents, fair housing advocates, service providers, realtors, and representatives from municipal boards, committees, and commissions  –  many of whom also served on the Fair Housing Advisory Committee of the Consortium, which was appointed in March of 2014 and updated for 2020-2025:

Find the 2014-2019 South Shore HOME Consortium’s Regional Fair Housing Plan here.

Find 2020 - 2025 Update here.

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