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Note: To obtain a Section 8 voucher, see your local CDC or Community Development Corporation. You can download a list of 200 here that from all Massachusetts Towns and Cities
4BR, single family house $257K ( FOR INCOME RESTRICTED)
Goddard Highlands Phase II, 70 Kelsey Drive in Stoughton, MA.
Applications Available: Until Deadline Application Deadline: January 18, 2018 at 2 PM Lottery Application – click to Download the Application and File it
re: 51 Subsidized Properties and APPLICATIONS NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
We’ve heard that agencies serving rural parts of the state have great affordable housing opportunities, now here is proof. This info comes to us from a database source that has the applications you can file.
This December 12 2017 report
shows listings for subsidized housing where you pay 30% income for rent anywhere within 100 miles of Brookline, MA. The status of the addresses are listed, however you’ll have to contact the individual locations for the latest status.
Housingworks says you WON’T FIND certain subsidized buildings or applications if you look in the MassHousing ‘White Book’, apply to a Housing Authority, or use MassAccess.
(They are financed by the US Dept. of Agriculture (!) and are situated in smaller towns rather than big cities. The wait for some of these is shorter than the wait for properties in big cities.)
These properties are about 60% for elders and persons with disability of any age, and 40% properties for families. Some have a priority for Veterans, but most are just first come first serve.
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
The first Apartment Lottery closed. However like most apartment building, applications are probably being accepted all year long? People move in, don’t like it or other things happen in their life and they’ll move out. You can be sure the Beverly has a wait list too.
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.
This affordable housing deal has a preference for Chronically Homeless families and individuals or Homeless families and individuals. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are available.
Address: 52 Sydney Street and 296 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville.
Click to get the lottery papers.
Tenants will pay 30% of their income for rents. Maximum earnings apply. Selection is by lottery. The deadline to return applications is 4PM on December 28, 2017
Chronically Homeless – As more fully defined at 24 CFR 578.3, a homeless individual with a disability who lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter AND who has been homeless and lived in such places continuously for at least 12 months or on 4 separate occasions in the last 3 years (with the 4 occasions totaling at least 12 months and separated by at least 7 consecutive
days of other housing); or a Family with an adult head of household who meets this same criteria.
Homeless – A household who lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or an emergency shelter
The problem is as many see it, properties owner greed and expenses are covered by AirBnb and Corporations when they pay owners top dollars per day for properties reliable tenants have been renting for years. Tenant leases terminate, prices rise, or the leases are not renewed, so out they go and in comes AirBnb and Corporate guests.
Its a vicious circle.
The City of Boston benefits because real estate taxes rises. Property owners benefits from more revenue. Renters are screwed.
HOUSING WORKS UPDATES
For very low income renters.
The 9 Williams St lottery opens Oct 16th. Click that link for NOVEM?BER lotteries including those that are Open Enrollment all year long.
The Williams Street property has 3 one-bedroom units for extremely low income households. It also has a small number of Affordable units for those who have vouchers.
NEW APPLICATIONS and OPEN WAITLISTS in Cambridge, Mansfield, Worcester, Boston, Swampscott and more
UPDATED WAITLISTS THAT JUST OPENED:
Housing Works updated thouands of Section 8 an public housing Wait List in their database.( CLICK) This database to search by Zip Code yourself.Does the HousingWorks Online Database include all affordable housing opportunities. Answer: No, but it includes most all Public Housing, and Section 8 rental property in Massachusetts where you pay 30% of your income for rent, if you have an approved housing voucher.
What does Housing Works Do?
ans: it is a system that automates your search. You have to be willing to complete a 7 page application on paper. Then, a “housing advocate,” these are special people or organizations with the authority to use the Housing Works System, will input your material. From that point, your chance of getting on WaitList for Section 8 properties is greatly enhanced. Does it guarantee you will find what you ware looking for. No.
Who are Housing Advocates?
ans: Most community development organizations are or can hook you up with one. [ see a list ]. Others are social workers and government contract specific housing adjusters.
Most of these waitlists are subsidized lists – where you pay: 30% of income!
Depending on the Authority or Property, these lists are open to:
Persons of any age with various disabilities
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
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.