Community Development

Department of Planning & Community Development
                413-967-9648 x120
                Director: Rob Watchilla

                Assistant: Kristen Jacobsen

Community Resources

2022 Meeting Dates

Meeting Minutes


Buy Ware Now & the Town of Ware is offering four $2,500.00 grants for first time home buying for down payment assistance.
Click Here for the Flyer

Click Here for the Application

Additional Information and Links:
MA Department of Housing and Community Development
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation
Quaboag Valley Chamber of Commerce
Ware Domestic Violence Task Force
Ware Adult Learning Center (TLP)
Quaboag Hills Community Coalition
Behavioral Health Network at Valley Human Services
Ware Business & Civic Assoc.
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
CDBG updates via PVPC site
Understanding Ware's Slum & Blight designation

View the CDS and CDBG Target Area (Target Area not required for FY2019 application) 
Ware Target Area
Target Area Close Up
CDBG updates

Where Do I Go For Assistance?

 Assistance   Agency  Contact Info
 Fuel Assistance  Community Action  800.370.0940
 Help Paying Bills & Rent  Salvation Army in Ware  413.277.5432
 Replacement (energy efficient) Windows/Doors  Community Action  413.582.4237
 Low Income Housing  Ware Housing Authority  413.967.4477
 non-CDBG Housing grants  USDA Rural Development  413.585.1000 x4
 Home buyer/Homeowner programs  HAP, Inc.  800.332.9667
 Foreclosure Prevention & Financial Literacy  Quaboag Valley CDC  413.586.5855 x18

Community Development Authority (CDA)
The CDA meets the second Monday of each month or as otherwise posted with the Town Clerk.

 Name  Term Expires June 30
 Danielle Souza, Chair 2024
 John Carroll 2022
 Brandy Bruso 2024
 S.K. Robinson
 Rhiannon Gresty 2023