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You must click on the (RENTAL INFO ) links to pull up apartment rent prices, bedroom sizes, addresses and contact people who rent to you.

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These listings contain data sourced from a third party and arrives as is. So when you want to apply to a WaitList or a Lottery click the ( rental info ) links to get the documents.

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Waitlists open at affordable apartment buildings

Charles River Landing – 300 2nd Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, 1 Bedroom – $1,289, Income Restricted at 80% CDBG AMI, First Come, First Served; Available Now; Needham Application papers contact

Savin Hill Apartments
130 Auckland Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
1 Bedroom – Rent Based on 30% Gross Income
3 Bedroom – Rent Based on 30% Gross Income
Income Restricted at 50% AMI

Note: Savin Hill Apartments is an elderly / disabled community. In order to qualify, an individual must be at least 62 years of age or older or a non-elderly person between the ages of 18 and 61 who is disabled. Both units are handicap accessible. First Come, First Served; Available December 2018; see bedroom sizes available

Portside at East Pier – 50 Lewis Street, East Boston, MA 02128
1 Bedroom – $1,824 – Income Restricted at 100% AMI
1 Bedroom – $2,188 – Income Restricted at 120% AMI
2 Bedroom – $2,501 – Income Restricted at 120% AMI
First Come, First Served; Available December 2018 – APPLY HERE


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Apartment lottery applications and price lists to download and use.

RENTAL LISTINGS

Click the RENTAL INFO links to get the details.

Savin Hill Apartments, 130 Auckland Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
3 Bedroom – Rent Based on 30% Gross Income
Income Restricted at 50% AMI
Note: Savin Hill Apartments is an elderly / disabled community. In order to qualify, the Head of Household, Co-Head, Spouse or Sole Member must be at least 62 years of age or older or a non-elderly person between the ages of 18 and 61 who is disabled. The 3 BR unit is a handicap accessible unit. 
First Come, First Served; Available December 2018;

look for the RENTAL INFO links on these listings and pages to download the application you have to have in 

Dorchester Rental Info

41 Saratoga Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Studio – $1,094 
Income Restricted at 70% AMI
Note: Unit is 482 square feet.  
First Come, First Served; Available November 2018; East Boston Rental Info

Burbank Gardens, 31 Burbank Street, Fenway, MA 02115
(2) Studio – $1,080 
(1) 1 Bedroom – $1,140
Note: This unit is reserved for the use of persons in wheelchairs or other such mobility devices only. 
First Come, First Served; Available Now; Fenway Rental Info 

The Viridian, 1282 Boylston Street, Fenway, MA 02215
1 Bedroom – $1,810
Income Restricted at 100% AMI
First Come, First Served; Available December 2018; Fenway Rental Info

Harborview at the Navy Yard, 250 1st Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129
2 Bedroom – $2,501
Income Restricted at 120% AMI
First Come, First Served; Available November 2018; Charlestown Rental Info

Portside at East Pier, 50 Lewis Street, East Boston, MA 02128
1 Bedroom – $2,188
2 Bedroom – $2,501
Income Restricted at 120% AMI
First Come, First Served; Available Mid-December 2018; East Boston Rental Info

Alvah Kittredge House, 10 Linwood Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
2 Bedroom – $1,448
Income Restricted at 70% AMI
First Come, First Served; Available Now; Roxbury Rental Info


OPEN RENTAL WAITING LISTS

Roxbury Crossing Senior Building, 30 Gurney Street, Roxbury, MA 02120
1 Bedroom – Rent Based on 30% Income
Income Restricted at 30% AMI; Must be 62 Years or Older
Rental Waitlist – Open; Roxbury Rental Info

100 Pier 4, 100 Pier Four Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
1 Bedroom – $2,188
2 Bedroom – $2,501
Income Restricted at 120% AMI
Rental Waitlist – Open; South Boston Rental Info

Mosaic on the Riverway, 80-82 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115
Income Restricted – 60% AMI
1 Bedroom – $1,093
2 Bedroom – $1,301
3 Bedroom – $1,495
Rental Waitlist – Open; Fenway Rental Info 

Washington Columbia I, 173 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121
Income Restricted – 30% and 50% AMI
1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom – Rent is 30% of monthly income
Rental Waitlist – Open; Dorchester Rental Info

Quincy Geneva II Apartments, 200 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121
Income Restricted – 30% and 50% AMI
1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom and 4 Bedroom – Rent is 30% of monthly income
Rental Waitlist – Open; Dorchester Rental Info

Bancroft Apartments, Various Locations in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury
Income Restricted – 50% AMI
2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, and 4 Bedroom – Rent is 30% of monthly income
Rental Waitlist – Open; Bancroft Apartments Rental Info

Gateway North, 700 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01902
Income Restricted – 30%, 60%, 70% AMI
(4) 1 Bedroom – $1,358
(10) 1 Bedroom – $1,164
(2) 1 Bedroom – PBV Rent
(5) 2 Bedroom – $1,630
(31) 2 Bedroom – $1,396
(5) 2 Bedroom – PBV Rent
(1) 3 Bedroom – $1,882
(4) 3 Bedroom – $1,613
(2) 3 Bedroom – PBV Rent 
Rental Waitlist – Open; Lynn Rental Info

Bethany Apartments, 369 Washington St, Hanover, MA 02339
Income Restricted – 50%, 60%, and 100% AMI
(3) 1 Bedroom – $1,364
(1) 1 Bedroom – $970
(6) 2 Bedroom – $1,580
(3) 2 Bedroom – $1,396
(16) 2 Bedroom – $1,163
(1) 3 Bedroom – $1,872
(1) 3 Bedroom – $1,613
(2) 3 Bedroom – $1,344
Rental Waitlist – Open; Hanover Rental Info

Mass Mills III, 150 Mass Mills Drive, Lowell, MA 01852
Studio – $865
1 Bedroom – $995
2 Bedroom – $1,181
3 Bedroom – $1,355
Rental Waitlist – Open; Lowell Rental Info

Kent Street Apartments, 32 Kent Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Studio – $871 – $1,042
1 Bedroom – $1,034 – $1,221
2 Bedroom – $1,190 – $1,548
3 Bedroom – $1,547 – $1,558
Rental Waitlist – Open; Somerville Rental Info

Constitution Co-op, 42 Park Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Studio and 1 Bedroom – Rent is 30% of monthly income 
Rental Waitlist – Open; Charlestown Rental Info

MarketStreet Apartments, 150 King Rail Drive, Lynnfield, MA 01940
1 Bedroom – $1,365/month
2 Bedroom – $1,520/month
Rental Waitlist – Open; Lynnfield Rental Info and Application

MetroMark Apartments, 3593-3615 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
1 Bedroom – $1,680/month
2 Bedroom – $1,827/month
Rental Waitlist – Open; Jamaica Plain Rental Info

Atlas Lofts, 88 Gerrish Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
1 Bedroom – $1,232/month
Rental Waitlist – Open; Chelsea Rental Info

Flats at 22, 22 Gerrish Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
2 Bedroom – $1,236
Rental Waitlist – Open; Chelsea Rental Info

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THREADMARK on track to open after fire.

Threadmark to re-open soon after fire.  Here’s a look at the rental rates units at Threadmark will be going for when it re-opens after the fire.

Studio $515, $1030 and $1056.00 per month depending on your income.

1BR lottery rent rate is $552, $1104 or $1261.00 depending on income.

2BR lottery rent is $662, $1324 and $1,567 depending on income.

* Lottery rent rates only are being shown.
No other sizes are listed for lottery.

Thirty-five rent reduced apartments were offered by lottery.

INCOME LIMITS WERE:

Household size of 1 person with  income between $20,610 and $41,220 qualify for lottery.

Two person households with conbined Income between $23,550 and $47,100 qualify for lottery.

Three person households with combined income between $26,490 and $52,980 qualify to for lottery.

The sales sheet offers units to Household (HH) sizes of four  to six persons for  income steps from $29,430 to $68,280 at upper limits  by HH size.

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More apartment lottery applications are open. File before deadlines listed.

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Click the “Lottery Info” links for applications,  apartment bedroom sizes and rent rates.

The Chadwick – 

131 Orchard Street, Somerville, MA 02144

  • Applications Available: October 4, 2018 – December 3, 2018
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  • Lottery Info

The Andi Apartments

101 Allstate Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

  • Applications Available: September 27, 2018 – October 9, 2018
  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Lottery Info

Harbor / Lafayette Homes

104-106 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970

See All Current Open Rental Lotteries

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Create Space in Your Home by Getting Organized

Organize your space

by Julian Lane

Its the first day of autumn in New England. Start Now!

Does your home seem too small? That could be the case even if you live in a mansion, as that’s what happens when you’re not organized. Stuff just seems to spill out of the cupboards and closets and onto the floors and tables, making you wonder what happened to all those spare square feet you had when you moved in. You know exactly what the solution to this problem is, and yet getting everything in order seems so monumental that you don’t know where to begin. Here are a few suggestions that will make the whole thing quick and easy.

Purge Old Junk
Staying organized is impossible if you have too much stuff, so you need to get rid of some of it — for the sake of your own sanity. According to a writer with House Beautiful, cluttered environments overwhelm you and lead to stress, so there’s more at stake than just aesthetics. It’s not an easy task, though, so take it step by step and room by room, committing enough time to the process by saying “no” to distractions. The upside: You may be able to make some money by selling your undesirables at a yard sale.

Think Vertically
If you think there’s no more room, look up before you give up. Good Housekeeping has a few suggestions for using all that space from floor to ceiling, such as installing towel bars with hanging hooks on the wall in your kitchen, preferably near your stove or counter so you can reach for spoons, spatulas, and lids as you need them. Elsewhere, imagine a few anchors attached to the backs of doors with colorful tote bags where your kids can put their toys.

Expand Your Closets
Sure, you’re already using them, but probably not to the maximum. Your decluttering efforts have already freed up space previously taken up by clothes you haven’t worn in years, but there’s still work to be done. First, search for any extra cubbies and cases that you’re not using and use them to store shoes, books, and other items that don’t belong on your bedroom floor. Lastly, add another rod and more hangers to hang up whatever else you can.

Put Things in Storage
That sled does not belong in the closet in the middle of summer, and ditto for the surfboard when the snow is falling. If you have a basement or attic, use them. They are the perfect places for a number of bulky items, including holiday decorations and those pots and pans you only use when making a massive Thanksgiving dinner. Anything smaller can be put into labeled boxes so you can find them when you need them, but be sure not to include old photos or anything else that could be destroyed by excessive heat or humidity.

Divide Your Drawers
There’s more room in there than it seems, and some dividers will help you make the best use of it without spending any money as there’s a DIY solution. All you need is some cardboard, a box-cutter and a tape measure so everything fits into place. You need not be an expert handyman as the whole process simply involves cutting notches in the cardboard and fitting everything together to create divided cubby holes for better storage.

Shop Wisely
Once you’ve organized everything, don’t let it fall into chaos once more by spending money on stuff you don’t need that just take up space. In fact, Reader’s Digest has a
list of items that you should never buy for exactly this reason. Novelties and trendy clothes top the list, which should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody, but there’s also fad cookware and dollar store items to say “no” to.

The takeaway is to use your brain when shopping or deal with the consequences. A place for everything, and everything in its place. That’s what you’ll get when you’re done with these efforts — and a bigger living space, or at least one that looks like it.

Image via Pexels

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Rental apartment lottery winners move in faster than wait list applicants

TO APPLY ONLINE OR MAIL IN TO THESE RENTAL LOTTERIES CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR FORMS OR INSTRUCTIONS. RENTS ARE LISTED.

Each rental lottery application states a move in date. It is usually a month or two after the Lottery Deadlines when applications are due. You will see this in Boston affordable apartment rental listing and across Massachusetts.

Boston Bay Apartments
(Rental Waitlist Reopening) – NEW THIS WEEK

Applications Available: September 18, 2018 – September 20, 2018 Application Deadline: September 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM
To Apply  – click Lottery Info

Metrowest Community Development 
3 Bedroom in Watertown – 
9 Chatham Way, Watertown, MA 02472
2 Bedroom in Concord – 223 Laws Brook Road, Concord, MA 01742
1, 2, and 3 Bedroom in Lexington – Lexington, MA
Applications Available: Until Deadline
Application Deadline: 
September 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM

To Apply click   Lottery Info

To Apply Click  Ready Renter Application


Bartlett Place Building B

2565 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Applications Available: August 20, 2018 – September 16, 2018 
Application Deadline: September 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
APPLY  click – Lottery Info
              Request Application

8 Harrison Avenue
Applications Available: 
September 6, 2018 – September 17, 2018
Application Deadline: September 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM
APPLY – click   Lottery Info

Harbor / Lafayette Homes

104-106 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Applications Available: August 15, 2018 – October 13, 2018
Application Deadline: October 13, 2018
APPLY – click   Lottery Info and Application

me new items to apply for as soon as you can.

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Cigarette smokers want pot smoking banned in apartments and condos.

Even a licensed medical marijuana patient won’t get a break when apartment management and condo associations implement new rules against cannabis users.

The smell of pot smoke swirling around the building has pissed people off who don’t like it.

While most new luxury apartments ban all smokers, cigarette users have had freedom to smoke.

Now, condo associations are asking them to join a policy that allows tobacco and bans pot smoking from the premises.

Watch the sales of pot sniffing dog services, electronic smoke detectors installations and other evidence gathering techniques increase in volume as Massachusetts moves closer and closer to allowing retail stores to flourish.

While more than half of the 351 Massachusetts cities and town councils have voted to limit legalized cannabis retail shops from opening, City of Boston voted 8-1 in favor of legal retail street sales.

On the one hand, people want to be comfortable in their own home and smokers can make people uncomfortable. On the other hand people believe it is a violation of their constitutional rights to ban smoking of one kind while allowing another kind.

Growing marijuana plants at home are also a bone of contention at some residences.

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This elected Boston Councillor accepts help from people who believe the rent is too damn high!

Earlier this week, Smallwall Writer asked you to respond to an effort to restrict AirBnB apartment rental volume in the City of Boston. Then we wrote a letter to the movement leadership. ( Photo of small house adapted a Boston Globe article.)

We heard back a day after.

This is the letter we received.

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From Councilor Tim McCarthy

timothy.mccarthy@boston.gov

The issue of short term rentals is an incredibly complex issue that will have many years of positive or negative impacts on the City of Boston. I will continue to work with the administration and my colleagues in order to get a solid ordinance that addresses this issue.

I appreciate your email and your advocacy.

Tim McCarthy

District 5 City Councilor

Boston City Hall- 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02201

617-635-4210

@mccarthy4boston

What you see out your front door- is important to us!

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Send corporate AirBnB raiders this letter today. It helps put more rental apts back on the market.

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When a 170-unit apartment building opened. In Jamaica Plain, a corporation scooped up 24 units at full rent. They loaded in furniture and began renting to short-term users for $210 per day.

When a West coast city passed a rule banning this practice, thousands of apartments came back on the market overnight.

You can help stop the raids in Boston.

Email the letter below

to: citycouncilstr@adco.boston

Adco Boston is the campaign

to stop corporate AirBnB

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TO: Boston City Council Members:

I am writing to support the Mayor’s Ordinance on Short-Term Residential Rentals in the City of Boston.

The elimination of the Investor Unit category will preserve housing opportunities for our residents and better ensure the mitigation of potentially significant negative impacts on our downtown neighborhoods.

I urge Councilors to vote ‘yes’ on the Mayor’s ordinance.

Thank you,

Your name
Your address in Boston
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Quincy Geneva Apartment Dorchester building opens to new applicants – low income preference

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May 21th in Dorchester:  Quincy Geneva II will offer:

1BR, 2BR, 3BR, and 4BR units for very low income applicants at Quincy Geneva II

You can download the typeable application at:
< http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-QuincyGeneva.pdf >

(you can also apply to other properties out of this same office using the same application, but the only SUBSIDIZED waitlist is Quincy Geneva II; the rest of their properties are “Affordable Fixed Rent Waitlists” that require a higher income or a voucher. )

THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE SOMETIME ON MAY 14 at 10 AM. This is *NOT* a lottery, so whoever gets the applications in first will be higher up the list.

IMPORTANT: *MAIL* THE APPLICATION TO THE ADDRESS ON THE APPLICATION WHERE IT WILL GET PROCESSED! DON’T WALK IT INTO THE ACTUAL OFFICE – if you walk it into the office, they will have to then mail your application to the processing address and only then will it get date/time stamped!!!!!! If you walk it in, you risk ending up farther down on the waitlist because you didn’t deliver it to the right place.

You can download the typeable application at:
< http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-QuincyGeneva.pdf >