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Here are the maximum rent prices charged for income-restricted housing in Boston

The chart shows fixed rents and purchase price  for affordable property. Ideally affordable housing costs is 35% of your take home pay per month.  AMI is the  area median Boston Massachusetts income of approximately  $68,000.

Download this sample Lottery application from a recent  Jamaica Plain lottery today.

These government charts calculate what you pay based on a percentage of the AMI you make. Lotteries and income-restricted property use the chart. Section 8 and other subsidies reduces the income requirement further.

BOSTON maximum rents charged to income-restricted real estate

SECTION 8 Vouchers and other Voucher play a role. For example, a property may require a rent of $1,1065 for a 1BR at 60% AMI, but with your voucher, you would pay no more than 30% of your total income. So if your income in that scenario was $24,000 per year  divided by 12 mos, then your rent would be ($1,200-Section 8 discount) or $420/mo to get to the 30% of income level for that unit. ( approximately)

This is why we recommend that you GET AN APPLICATION to an income restricted offer and go thru the paperwork because it helps you determine your exact eligibility. Don’t wait till the last minute or for something that comes up that yo really want only to find out you’re not income eligible.

Download this sample application from a Jamaica Plain lottery today.



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Egleston Square spacious 3 BR condo duplex townhouse affordable sale

Affordable condominium unit at 19 Ennis Road in Roxbury.  For information about this opportunity, please see this advertisement.  Questions and interest can be directed to Linda Champion at Cue Realty

Affordable Housing Re-Sale – 19 Ennis Road in Roxbury
$302,000 MLS listed 3BR

CLICK LINK to pull up the documents

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245 Summer Street Income Restricted Apartment Lottery near HarborWalk

LOTTERY for apartments.  Applications DUE March 10, 2017

Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA, and formerly known as the BRA) income restricted rental lottery for 5 apartments located at 245 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128. 

Available Rentals

# of Units BR Size % Income Rent
4 2* 70% AMI $1,419
1 3 70% AMI $1,597






(1) Handicap accessible unit available

Maximum Income Limits



70% AMI
1 $48,100
2 $54,950
3 $61,850
4 $68,700
5 $74,200
6 $79,700












The building is located at 245 Sumner Street, East Boston., MA 02128. The property is located in East Boston’s waterfront Jeffries Point neighborhood, right down the street from the Maverick Blue Line T stop and the East Boston Harborwalk.  245 Sumner will include 34 new luxury residences.  There will be a total of 5 income restricted rentals.

All apartments come with one garage parking space included with the rent.

You can request an application be emailed to you from February 21st – March 3rd by clicking on the “Request the Application Here”


Lottery Process

  1. Applications will be made available for a 10 day period.  Applications will be made available by email, in person during the scheduled distribution dates/times, or by US mail.
  2. Applicants must fill out the BPDA application completely and mail back to our offices.   Applicants will then automatically be entered into the lottery.
  3. Maloney Properties will then conduct a lottery and each applicant will be assigned a lottery number (lottery #1 being first).
  4. We will then show the available apartments based on the lottery number and preferences.

         The lottery preferences in order:

  1. Preference for disabled household for 1 ADA unit. There will be a preference for disabled household for the handicap accessible unit. These units are built out for applicants with mobility impairments.
  2. Boston Residents:  Boston resident shall mean any individual whose principal residence, where he or she permanently and normally eats, sleeps and maintains his or her normal personal and household effects, is in the City of Boston. Required Documentation:

    A minimum of two (2) utility bills from separate companies dated within 60 days of application from electric, oil cable gas or telephone. Additional documentation may be required. <<<– this sucks! Many people live in Boston where someone else gets the UTIL bill.

  3. Minimum Household Size of at least one person per bedroom:  Applicants with 2 or more household members will receive preference for the 2 bedroom apartment


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Neighborhood job openings posted.

JOB VACANCIES —   See who is hiring

AGB Investigative Services, Inc of Chicago is hiring Boston Security Officers. Need full time and parttime officers.  Everyone will be interviewed who responds.

Email Jeanine Howard your cover letter and resume at  

click for full job description

STEM JOBS   ARE AVAILABLE in New England and Africa

Click here for a package of 20 jobs in New England and Africa by VECNA, a Cambridge Based Hi tech firm involved with Robotics, medical equipment and education.


Jewish Vocational Service, a non-profit workforce development organization, seeks a full-time, experienced Staffing Assistant/Career Navigator to place Bridges to College program graduates into degree related jobs.

The Staffing Assistant/Career Navigator will also meet the staffing needs of employer partners by utilizing existing agency referrals and by developing a network of new, key employer partners.

The Staffing Assistant/Career Navigator will also ensure that program participants are job ready by delivering job readiness classes.

As a full-time employee, you will qualify for medical and dental insurance, 403(b), short and long term disability and life insurance plans.

A robust paid time off plan is also part of the offering.

The position is at our 75 Federal Street location and will also require travelling to employer locations in Metro Boston.


If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

 Please indicate in your cover letter you saw the listing at AboutBlackBoston Online 

The right candidate will have:

3-4 years’ experience in staffing, recruitment, sales or business management

Experience with: job search/career coaching/recruiting/ field with excellent knowledge of coaching tools and strategies

Team player who excels in a results-driven, fast-paced collaborative environment

Knowledge of web-based job search resources and techniques

Demonstrated group career coaching

Existing employer and recruiter relationships in Metro Boston

Experience in recruitment, and job development

Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite skills required, specifically Excel and/or Google docs

Data management and database experience

Strong critical thinking, strategic planning

Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

Call 617-942-1301 for questions about this announcement.

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New subsidized waitlist locations for housing in Massachusetts.

Subsidized and affordable housing options are now being offered for  families, Veterans, elders, and persons of any age with disabilities.

Location of these (newly listed ) properties are :
South Weymouth
and New Bedford

[ Click Here ] to  search by zip code .

You will see what’s available. Contact the locations direct for the applications.

Here are some of the SUBSIDIZED categories.:

Section 8
Wheelchair Access / Other Handicap / No-Steps
Voucher-Section 8
Voucher-All Other State-Funded Types
Voucher-Veterans or VASH
Artists Studios or Lofts
Assisted Living / Special Needs / Nursing Home / Set-Asides
Chronic Homeless
Congregate Housing Opportunities
Deaf Housing
Ex-offender Housing
HIV+ Housing
Housing with Educational Component
Immigrant without documented status-deprecated
Mobile Home Parks
Permanent Housing-Disabled .. and other..

[ Click Here ] to  search by zip code .

You will see what’s available. Contact the locations direct for the applications.

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Marshfield houses & condos for sale $147K-$258K. Income $51K – up to $96K for 8 pers


Deadline March 10, 2017 for applications.

Income maximums: $51,150 for one person, $58,450 for 2 persons, $65,750 for 3 persons up to to $96,000 for an 8 person household.  If you have more than 8 persons, call and they will give you that number..

Marshfield Housing Authority (MHA)
12 Tea Rock Garden
Marshfield, MA 02050

To receive an application, write or contact:

Marshfield Town clerk’s Office, Town Hall

Affordable Homes for Sale!

Affordable housing grants from MHA  may bring your price down to:

1BR Condo $147,030
1BR house $178,700
2BR Condo $168,500
2BR house $202,000
3BR condo $225,000

3BR house $225,000

4BR house $239,600
5BR house $258,000




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Artists pay less rent in the City of Boston with the certification approval.

The $163,000 One Thousand Square Foot CONDO here is in Hyde Park. Its available for certified artists.  has posted the application for artists who wish to qualify for extremely low rent, high quality studio space and lofts that are under the price regulation of the Boston Development and Planning Authority aka BRA.

Get the form here:  Artist Certification Form .

Affordable BPDA Artist Loft

1 Westinghouse #331, Hyde Park

View all Details, Pictures, and Floor Plan:


contact Jonathan Diffenbach: 617-209-5212 or

Jonathan Diffenbach
REALTOR® | BRA & DND Affordable Condo Specialist