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Reminder: Where to get Chinatown apartment condo  lottery applications for 50 affordable units this month.

Fifty affordable Chinatown condos are coming to market in the lottery. A  meeting about them will be held at Boston Public Library. See details below.

Sign in to our Apartment Lottery Alert database for updates thru the year.


# Income less than $18,000?

Check this out:  Section 8 Affordable Apartment Lottery in LOWELL, MA. The Market Mill Apartments reopens wait list for 2BR units. 

Lowell apt applications are due Feb 26th. A  lottery will be held Tuesday March 21st at noon in public at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, MA.  

Property avail: 2 BR family housing units under Section 8
Contacts: 978-454-8030
Maximum income limits: $19,150 for single person, up to $27,000 for 4 person fam

# CHINATOWN

51 CONDOS by Lottery  at 88 Hudson Street


Application Deadline April 10th.

88 Hudson Street Condominiums consists of 51 Income Restricted condominiums located within the Parcel 24 development in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston. The 51 income restricted condos include a combination of 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms and 3 Bedrooms units that are in the 60% AMI, 80% AMI and 100% AMI categories.  Prices will range from $113,000 for 1BR to  $300,000 for 3BR. 

INCOME RESTRICTIONS are scaled according to AMI percentage and number of persons in the household. 

Range begins at 1 person $41,250 per year in salary  and ends at  max income  $113,000 annual income for six person families.  

Chinatown APPLICATIONS go out March 20, 2017  through Monday April 3, 2017.  You can’t get them yet.  Contact: 617-209-5405 to request an application. Attend the  info session at Boston Public Library in Fields Corner, on 3/21 at 6:30pm

Stay tuned.


# FRANKLIN Apartment Lottery

THE KEY apartments, 1350 West Central Street, Franklin Ma
Units will have modern kitchens with quartz countertops, frameless cabinets, porcelain tile flooring, and stainless steel appliances.

MAXIMUM Household Income Limits: $51,150 (1 person), $58,450 (2 people), $65,750 (3 people), $73,050 (4 people), $78,900 (5 people) and $84,750 (6 people)

62 Affordable Units

Rent


 

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Anticipated Trump affordable housing budget cuts listed in the mainstream media. 

Budget cuts to HUD operations help fuel a Fifty-four billion dollar spend on new military investments being planned by  President Trump. Yeah,  the money has to come from somewhere!

There is  $6 billion to be taken from Dr. Ben Carson’s Housing and Urban Development department.  HUD  will have to find other sources of revenue or go without it.

The cut will affect HUD direct rental assistance payments  including Section 8 Housing and housing vouchers for homeless veterans. Its going down by $300 million annually.

And the Washington Post reported there could be reductions in  Section 202 elderly program money by 10%, Section 811 housing for people with disabilities by  20 percent and Native American housing support by 20 percent.

I think there must be an upside to all this.

Whether these low income housing budget cuts happen or not will be revealed shortly when President Trump releases his budget in the coming weeks.
There is also the idea that federal departments can sustain cuts like this without harming people they serve because of wasteful government spending.

But  eliminating waste won’t be enough to cover the shortfall.

Adding to this cloud of uncertainty, a preliminary forecast put forth by the Association of Retired Persons are predicts  that a 65 year old person with an annual income of $15,000 will have to pay $8,400 for insurance if Trump / Ryan get  their way.  Today that bill is less than $2,000 with Obamacare in place.

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245 Sumner Street Income Restricted Apartment Lottery near HarborWalk

LOTTERY for apartments.  Applications are due very soon

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
view the Lottery Application Notes.

# 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

Household 

Size

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

 

ad copy from METROLIST email sheet

 

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

The chart shows maximum allowable  rents and purchase prices  for affordable property. If your current housing cost is 30 to 35% of your monthly income you have affordable housing already.

The AMI or area median income is $68,000 per person per year. When income is less than 100% AMI see the reduction in prices to pay. Section 8 and other subsidies reduces the income requirement further.

On mobile screens click and slide the chart to make it larger.

BOSTON maximum rents charged to income-restricted real estate

You need an application to enter a housing lottery. Sign-up for our lottery update by email service.

DOWNLOAD this lottery application from a closed Jamaica Plain apartment lottery to see lottery forms.
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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 lchamp7@comcast.net.

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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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 jeanine.howard@agbinvestigative.com  

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.


NEIGHBORHOOD JOB OPENINGS

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 resumes@jvs-boston.org

 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 :
Westford
Pittsfield
Lee
Lowell
Rockport
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
Elderly
Family/Individual
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
Homeownership
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

Housing LOTTERY

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:
781-834-4333

 MHA
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