Services for Wayland Residents


Wayland Initial Rental Assistance Program

The Wayland Initial Rental Assistance (IRA) offers low income households (60% AMI or less) assistance in paying security deposits and first month’s rent in their new apartments. The program operates on a first come, first served basis as long as funding is available and is designed to meet all Federal HOME requirements.  The application packet can be found by clicking here.

Who can apply:

  •  Households seeking to rent a unit in Wayland or,
  •  Households with a Section 8 Voucher issued by the Wayland Housing Authority 

Current Income Limits (effective 5/2023):   Household Income must be below the following:

#persons in Household         1              2                3               4                5               6         

Income Limit                      $62,340     $71,280     $80,160     $89,040     $96,180     $103,320 

Unit Approval: All units must be approved by the Town of Wayland before signing a lease, and rents must not exceed the following (including utilities):

1 Bedroom:  $2,377/mo.        2 Bedroom: $2,827/mo.3 Bedroom: $3,418/mo.4 Bedroom: $3,765

The Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO) will administer the IRA program on behalf of the Town of Wayland. Please click here for an application and FAQ document. You may also contact Jen Pontes at the RHSO with questions – 978-287-1091 or