Boston apartment lotteries have been coming out on a weekly basis since the summer began. They are springing up all over Massachusetts. In the mix are home ownership opportunities listing affordable condos, single family houses and two-family homes sold below market prices to qualified and eligible individuals.
Government policy hopes these activities will reduce upward pressure in market rate rental costs. And more importantly, we hope everyone who is eligible for an affordable home will be able to move into one – but you know that is just not going to happen.
The download files we compile contain more than just affordable housing leads. They also have:
JOB leads to openings if you are looking for employment
Events – connections to fun and entertainment
Perks – like free movie pass offers to LOEWS theater advance screenings
Rental Financial Assistance Application Forms
72 MBHP rental properties in Massachusetts for market rate and low income
CHAPA online search feature locates affordable housing for special needs
Section 8 – find locations accepting Section 8 by zip code.
The Beverly is located in Boston’s North End. There are over 200 apartments, The 48 low-income units are available to households earning an annual income between $17,578 – $60,000, with rents starting at $492 per month.
Here’s what the local North End newspaper, “The North End Waterfront” online, Jul 17th version, has to say about The Beverly.
Potential residents must request application by August 30 and submit by September 6
Related Beal today will begin accepting applications for The Beverly, Downtown Boston’s first 100% workforce and affordable housing development in more than a quarter century. Located in the North Station neighborhood, The Beverly is an incredible opportunity for Bostonians at a variety of income levels to live in the heart of the city at an affordable rent.
The Beverly will provide 239 workforce and affordable units, with a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and much needed family-sized three-bedroom units in a premier transit-oriented lo … copyright The North End Waterfront.
Synopsis: Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.
When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters.
As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they have lived the story.
Whose Streets?> is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
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Apartments should be affordable to rent. Down south, they are.
Government housing policy sets the price for how much a studio or 1-4BR apartment will rent for in Massachusetts and to whom, when the unit has been designated as an affordable rental or place to buy.
How come Boston’s Black-owned newspaper is not a preferred source for real estate brokers to advertise market rate property when the hottest real estate sales action is in Roxbury?
Why does the Boston Globe newspaper ” Homes For Sale” advertisement section show properties on sale in Black populated neighborhoods but the Black-owned Bay State Banner newspaper does not get these ad orders.
How come the market acts that way?
For affordable property renters and buyers, the Black-owned newspaper has listings the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald mass market papers do not have.
The eligible individual or household who qualifies to receive massive discounts when renting apartments in Massachusetts is not so hard to find. That person is probably you. Here’s why. Your Income Matters. The Federal Housing and Urban Development Department established income guidelines for every region of the United States. These regulations are used to fix rental prices to what properties rent and sell for. The rules created an Income Eligibility Chart. In most of Massachusetts and the Metro Boston area, a household of one with an income between $20,000 and $68,000 to is eligibile for most offers. The numbers go up when you have more than one person in your household.
LOTTERY LEADS. Deadlines come and go. If a location deadline just passed, contact them because anything can happen. Apartment and affordable condo sales lotteries can be re-opened, extended or cancelled and reissued for a bevy of reasons.
$1,222 up monthly rent at Atlas Lofts, 88 Gerrish Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150 pull up the sheet
Edgewood Apartments pull up the sheet
QTY 8 1BR, $1,100 mo rent
QTY 22 2BR, $1,250 mo rent
100 Taunton Street,Plainville, MA 02762
Lodge at Foxborough view the sheets $1,203 1BR mo rent $1, 448 2BR mo rent Lodge at Foxborough,400 Foxborough Blvd Foxborough, MA 02035
Winners are emerging in affordable housing lottery.
Draw a Black line around the Jackson Square Jamaica Plain area to a part of the South End, and from there into Uphams Corner and you would have encircled more than 100 reduced rent new apartments being offered to people seeking affordable housing income restricted rents in Boston recently.
The demand for a shaved rent or mortgage deal is constant. It took a while for the City of Boston to kick into fairly high gear getting the word out about them. They probably have over 100,000 people on an email list getting the clicks when there is something to announce. We told you about their web site, right?
Now HousingWorks.net – does a good job getting subsidized offers out to people. HW covers the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Housingworks doesn’t work direct with renters. No, they train advocates who in turn have access to an automated system that if you personally use it through an advocate, you can place one HousingWorks application into the System and have it automatically add your name to wait list at subsidized locations across the state. Imagine that. One click and you go Poof! onto the waiting list of 10 units without licking a stamp.
These application opportunities require luck and patience for most. Of course, there are lottery offer situations where your special condition, age, or circumstance gets your number bumped up higher on the list than another persons. PREFERENCES are at work here.
It is all about the numbers.
Talked to a guy the day the Tall Ships were in town. He works at a Capital One coffee shop. He entered a lottery in Chelsea for one of a limited number of condos in a particular building. He won! There were 83 applicants in that resale contest. I think he told me 11 were winners.
See there you have it. Anyone can be a winner.
And who among us wouldn’t clap for a barista to win.