Waltham Subsidies, Planning for a new Season of MassLandlords.net/CharlesRiver

MassLandlords runs regular education and networking events at various locations around the state. We started up a meeting series in the “Charles River” region of Massachusetts, including Arlington, Belmont, Waltham, Watertown, and Newton, to better serve landlords in this unique area.

Our first guest speaker of the new series was John Gollinger from the Waltham Housing Authority. John presented the details of the new and ground-breaking municipal rental subsidy, the Waltham Voucher Program. Jennifer Patton (the well-known @Walthamolian on Twitter) moderated questions.

To start the meeting off, former WRHA volunteers Gar Brannigan and Charlie O’Neill, now MassLandlords Charles River volunteers, welcomed us by sharing the short story of how the Charles River chapter came to be. Then MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi presented an overview of MassLandlords, our mission, and how we plan to have regular meetings in the Charles River region.

We intend to work up from this first meeting, which will conform to our “economy meeting” standards, to add services like food, multiple guest speakers, first-rate venues, and other amenities that property owners and service providers elsewhere enjoy.

At this first meeting, we wanted to gauge interest and get your feedback for future topics.

Over the last two years or so, several of us have been working to relaunch our landlording group, the former Waltham Rental Housing Association. Today we are excited to announce that we are officially launching the new group.

-Gar Brannigan, MassLandlords Volunteer and Local Manager, Charles River

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

Meeting Agenda

  • 6:30p Networking (if the library allows)
  • 7:00p Gar Brannigan and Charlie O’Neill on the transition from WRHA
  • 7:05p Executive Director Doug Quattrochi
    • We help owners rent their property
    • We also advocate for better laws
    • Input on the new season: Choose which events we’ll host in the Charles River region
  • 7:30p John Gollinger: Waltham Voucher Program
    • Questions moderated by Jennifer Patton
  • 8:15p Networking


The Lecture Room of the Waltham Public Library
735 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451


This event had a planning component and was completely free. Future events will have food and a charge.

Membership options.

Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.




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