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4 organizations that have affordable housing and cheap rental apartment lottery opportunities in Boston and Massachusetts.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opportunities in Massachusetts and Boston.

Getting into one is a strategic  dance, like that of the expert ballerina in photo.
( file photo: Misty Copeland, JFK Library book tour, August 2017)

These three  organizations listed below ( see links ) and the one apartment developer advertise a lot of affordable, income-restricted  rental and ownership product to the market.

The City of Boston stated in a report to the Chamber of Commerce yesterday that the mayor’s administration has provided over 8,000 low and moderate income ( new) living spaces recently.

But, according to  our sources, 60,000 people are on a waiting list across the state for “subsidized housing.”

Low income. Moderate income. Affordable. Subsidized. Luck. Advocate:  all words to describe the need.  People are winning the lottery who can only afford the lottery.

And, when a person leaves one affordable unit for another newer affordable unit, there is a vacancy to be filled in that affordable space they left.

But, there there is just not enough affordable housing stock to go around and  meet everyone’s needs, unfortunately.

City of Cambridge Community Development Department – ya’ll know who this is. COC is right across the river from Boston. Its an expensive town to live in, unless of course you get the cheap apartment, housing, affordable living space deal

Rental Applicant Pool (50-80% AMI) – Camb

Middle-Income Rental Program (80-120% AMI) – Camb

SEB – developers of affordable housing in Massachusetts

Affordable Rentals

Affordable Homeownership

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MCO Housing Services – a local government agency servicing West of Boston. Hey, how abot those CDC ( community development corporations.? They constructed all affordable housing in cities and towns. There are over 200 of them. We made a list of CDCs and added most of them to this web site, but the list is not complete. Go here to see the list and add more that you know of.

affordable Rentals

Affordable Homeownership

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Metro West Collaborative Development – a local non profit / government agency serving the well to do towns, including Brookline, Wellesly, Wayland, etc.
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Free Admission to Museums on Sat. Sept 23rd in Massachusetts. 1 day only! Ticket Download link enclosed.

Smithsonian museum museum day

FREE ADMISSIoN To MuSEums

Sat Sept 23rd, 1 Day Only.
Boston and 40 Massachusetts museums.
 
Click HERE for FREE TICKETS.
1 ticket admits 2.

Act now, supply is limited!


FAQ’s

TICKETS

When is Museum Day Live!?
Saturday, September 23, 2017

How do I find out if a museum in my area is participating?
Visit Find a Museum to locate participating museums near you. Zoom in on the map or search by location or keyword. If you search by state, it will give you a breakdown of museums by city.

How do I get free admission?
Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Friday, August 25, 2017. At that time, a link to get a ticket will appear on the top menu bar, as well as in each museum profile. Once you enter your name, email address, and select the museum you wish to attend, your ticket will appear on the next screen and be emailed to you. Check your inbox for an email from info@noreply.smithsonianmag.com with a link to your ticket. Don’t forget to save it!

Does everyone get free admission?
To get free admission, guests must present an official Museum Day Live! ticket. This ticket provides general admission for ticketholder plus one guest (not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screening or any other offer).

Can I bring my whole family to Museum Day Live!?
Each ticket provides general admission for ticketholder plus one guest. If you go to Museum Day Live! with more than one guest, your other guests will have to pay full admission.

Can I download a ticket for more than one museum?
You may download one (1) ticket per email address. Choose wisely! Once you select a museum, you will not be able to change your selection.

Do I need to print my Museum Day Live! ticket?
Some museums require a printed ticket, others will allow you to show your ticket via a smartphone or tablet. Not sure? Check your ticket. Museums that do not require a printed ticket include an asterick under the museum address stating, “*This museum will accept the ticket from your smart phone screen.”


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Who are the STEM Activities geared towards?
The lessons and Minecraft extentions are designed to work whether or not you have a Minecraft: Education Edition membership. We hope they inspire teachers, students and museums to engage with the subject matter in a creative and fresh way. Use #MinecraftEDU and @playcraftlearn in

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Ready Renter program lets their fingers do the walking to find your next affordable rental.

MetroWest Housing Service coverage area

METROWEST Affordable Housing Staff have an innovative program going on. Its called Ready Renter.   They will TAKE you in and spend an hour on your personal rental search just for You.  You can use Section 8 or no. Call them at 617-923-3505 ext. 8. but if I were you,  I would CLICK HERE to download their application, and have it handy when you call. That way you are far ahead.

METROWEST is a  housing assistance organization placing people in affordable properties in the towns of  Hudson, Bolton, Littleton, Stow, Concord, Sudbury, Lincoln, Framingham, Natick, Weston, Wayland, Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Lexington, Bedford, Watertown, Belmont and Brookline.

MetroWest Housing Service coverage area
The towns covered by MetroWest Housing Services

FOUR More AFFORDABLE RENTALS came out since the least lead sheet was loaded onto our screens. See list below, click the Lottery Info Links to pull up papers.  .

Rental

1060 Belmont Street

Watertown

02420

Until Deadline

 

Application

Lottery Info

October 6, 2017

5:00 PM

Rental

11 on the Dot

11 Dorchester Street

South Boston

02127

September 25, 2017 –

October 4, 2017

 

Lottery Info

October 11, 2017

5:00 PM

Rental

450 Cambridge Street

Allston

02134

September 25, 2017 –

October 4, 2017

 

Lottery Info

October 11, 2017

5:00 PM

Rental

Keeler Farms

Lexington

02420

Until Deadline

 

Application

Lottery Info

October 13, 2017

5:00 PM

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Amazon’s 50,000 promised jobs and the Section 8 Waiting list of 60,000 households are numbers with a lot of zeros.

Amazon job promises are gold coin to city revenue collectors.   Don’t let it just be about money, Boston. People you can download the latest lottery leads package where income-restricted earners can apply for affordable rentals or homes to buy before deadline from sources listed in  links.


Non-profit affordable housing advocates, community social workers, agencies, activists and local governments are stretching ahead to build as much affordable housing as they can. Then, all of a sudden, 50,000 jobs might come if Boston beats the competition and lands the new Amazon headquarters and those workers would buy a lot of units, adding even more pressure on the competition for units that people Who Need Them will be harder to get.

If THEY build that HQ here.

If they don’t come, okay – why would the cities not be building affordable housing on the million acre parcels at Suffolk Downs or at the Flower Exchange area designated for Amazon now?  Money? City Managers want revenue upfront. It takes a while to recoup affordable housing investments, It takes years. When an apartment building in the Charles River area was built, it had a 30-year agreement under it to keep lease rents affordable.

See what I mean.

Section 8 – A wait list report is due out on the 60,000 households on various Section 8 Housing Voucher WaitList across the state for vacant public housing priced units where no more than 30% what ever it is, of your income is charged out to rent. So, if you think it was you who couldn’t find a free Section 8 apt,  it ain’t just you.  The author of the report warns that the results will be very negative. He reports soon and we’ll let you know.

 

 

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When you make this salary in Boston, only then can you afford regular open market real estate.

“Affordable housing” is not a house. It is a concept put forth by economists and housing policy makers who prescribe that you Should be Spending 30% of your income and no more, on ALL your monthly HOUSING COSTS!

Thirty PerCent!

view the lottery leads package to apply for 30% of income rentals

“All” means your share of the rent or mortgage plus insurance, taxes, condo fees if any and heating cost.  A web site compares cities and determined what it takes to buy a house there. In hot Atlanta, which has emerged as a significant Black Hollywood movie making town, you need to make $45,000 a year to get a mortgage that buys a decent house.

In Boston, you need to make $98,000 a year to do that, according to the survey results from www.hsh.com 

I can relate to that. When I had an Atlanta apartment near the Strip and Piedmont Park, rent was $125/mo. I moved on up to Buckhead. That apt had more space, was in a safer neighborhood and cost a tiny bit more. I left Atlanta, lived in DC, and eventually moved to Boston. Washington DC Dupont Circle was 30% less rent than an equivalent unit at 220 Jamaicaway Boston. But Boston cost triple my Atlanta rent rate at the time. Actually, it still does!

Fifty-three thousand new housing units are needed in Boston between now and the year 2025 to accommodate the increase in population being estimated.  Boston has an estimated 634,000 residents today.  The city is expected to have 700,000 residents in it soon.

A commenter on the Houston Hurricane said you can’t concrete over everything because the water needs a place to go when it builds up.  That’s a lesson to be learned.  All new high rise development is doing that to the surrounding streets, in my opinion.


To quants:  Check out this data from MAPC, the Metropolian Area Planning Council HQ Boston. MAPC estimites more than 400,000 new housing units — mostly multifamily, and mostly in urban areas–will be needed by the year 2040 in Metro Boston.   web site

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Fresh lottery listing apartments in South Boston, Worcester and the cheap North End condos.

Fresh lottery listings. Rentals and Condos on sale.
End of the month August 2017

 


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Rooms for a night price list. Various locations Boston and nearby.

Rental Rooms in Boston

Room rentals priced per night can be booked starting at $50 per night:

HOMESTAY listed properties at Ashmont, Hyde Park, Arlington and near the Charles Street African American Episcopal Church in Dorchester are renting rooms per night.  The hostels at 40 BERKLEY in the South End and the HOSTEL INTERNATIONAL building in Chinatown offer low room rates rates and professional service, plus free meals and Wifi.

This post is a  response to people who told me ” I need something right away.” It’s a tough situation to be in.

Consider HOMESTAY listed properties.  Homestay is a service ( like AirBnB ).  Your next best option for a low price room per night is a Boston Hostel. Book now as far in advance as you can.  Pricing is seasonal and subject to change.  Book online with a credit card. Get the Green Dot credit card from any  CVS store if you need it.

Book a Hotel anywhere in Massachusetts

Rent a room for a night

Select “HOMESTAY” for Best Pricing
sort list on PRICE

cheap room rentals in massachusetts

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The Beverly application is due! Hurry to get Workforce rental pricing in Downtown Boston.

Boston downtown view south

The Beverly apartment building movie is here, shot by your host – smallwall.net. We wanted you to see, hear and feel the area. Saint Anthony’s Feast was happening just around the corner. We stepped away  to find an ATM because all feast food is cash only –  and saw this building and the space around it.  The Beverly is located in the North End. A self-described “luxury”  building, it has become the most talked about affordable housing project in town, because of the listed rental prices and its downtown location.

MORE AFFORDABLE  APARTMENT LEADS  ARE HERE.  For busy working people, the The Beverly rents  are competitive.  People who make more will pay more. but  the building has luxury apartments priced to your  workforce wage, which on average in the neighborhoods, hovers around $38,000 annually.  Among the young professional urban market crowd, salaries starts at $50K  on average. So there is something for everyone at the Beverly, you might say.  It has lots of units for people who qualify for the “Affordable Housing Deal.”

 

Smallwall.net thinks the building is beautiful. But there is a concrete jungle surrounding it and there’s not much you can do about that. Ocean water is not too far away, Charlestown is around the corner.  You can walk the bridge, pass by Renaissance Hotel and you’ll be at the Naval yard where the USS Constitution ship is docked.  The photo for this article is a view of downtown Boston looking South from the Beverly.

Applications available at this link

 

 

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Download affordable apartment and housing lottery leads to Boston and Massachusetts properties.

Virtual office products
  1. 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.

 

Lottery Lead Smartphone Package

Download it
its FREE!

 

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WHOSE STREETS? movie screening announcement


You are invited 8/9/2017 at 7PM – Thanks for attending these shows!

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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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