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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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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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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 >

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New apartment at Williams Street Roxbury development is for rent at $1,448 mo. to income restricted.

9 Williams Street Roxbury

Affordable Apartment in 2BR configuration for special needs/ disabled persons is accepting applications for the  9 Williams Street Roxbury near Dudley Nubian Square development.

 

There are  30 mixed-income apartment residences there.  The address has commercial space and apartments in studio, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedroom configurations with oversized windows, abundant natural lighting, high ceilings, hardwood floors, community space and bicycle storage ….

The lottery opened a while ago. A new lottery for just one unit opened this month

Today, 4/27 ONE 2BR unit is accepting applications for rent of  $1,448 per month.

Of the thirty units, 21 residences were designated affordable, and nine are offered at market rates. Click the lottery application link below and apply before the deadline.

9 William
9 Williams Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

  • Applications Available: April 23, 2018 – May 7, 2018
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Lottery Info
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Section 8 and affordable apts offer list with phones.

Using HousingWorks.net search criteria  “Section 8 or no Sec 8, Wait List, 1BR, Zip Codes within 30 miles of the South End, Voucher discount housing and other Affordable Housing status categories,” a report showing  687 property management contacts as of April 10, 2018 can be viewed here on Smallwall.net sourced from the Boston based HousingWorks database online.

Click: www.dropbox.com/s/wz53e2jdk97jpv6/sec8-2018.pdf

The report is a search helper. It is NOT the solution to everyone’s quest for affordable housing.

A theory we have is that equal amounts of affordable rentals stock exists in unknowable  places— unknowable to the internet and government data sources, unknowable to housing advocates  and Craigslist. Time will tell if we are right.

Click:  www.dropbox.com/s/wz53e2jdk97jpv6/sec8-2018.pdf

Here’s what happened when I called the first four on the list.

1st on the list — RTH shows  Waitlist is open. An answering service takes a message. ( update) They reliably us called back today. Found out they hold properties for rent based incomes in the Fenway, Huntington  Ave and Brigham Circle area.  No vacancy today, WaitList is encouraged.

2nd— The One Greenway listed office answered and directed  me to a web site where an affordable apartment lottery  is going to happen soon at 450 Cambridge  Street. The call was worth it,

3rd on the list — Kendall Company answered, said a vacancy is immediately avail. Said appointments  are being taken now for a  2 BR for $3,400 rent.  When  I asked about Affordable they said “absolutely have this—go to the Cambridge Housing Authority and apply to waitlist.” So this is a Mahoney Properties operation who are major processors of income restricted and market rate units. So that’s why their waitlist go to the HAs. They are contracted by Housing Authorities to hold sales and lotteries.

If a waitlist is held by a private owner, not the HA, your wait will likely be shorter.

Tip: Depending on your situation, it could take from 1 month to 5 years to get an offer by waitlist.

Learn if you qualify to apply as a person with Special Needs Categories such as: Veterans, Seniors, homeless, battered women, disabled/handicapped or other. There are over 25 classifications of applicant categories.

The 4th listed  contact number was disconnected.

 

more later ….,.,

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Subsidized restricted income rental housing you won’t find anywhere else

Rural America

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.

 

 

 

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The Beverly with its 239 workforce affordable units is taking applications.

Beverly rental rates

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.

APPLY HERE

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. 

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The Beverly 101 Beverly street
The Beverly
101 Beverly Street
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Public Housing Authority Brief for Massachussetts Wait List Openings

HousingWorks is a service that lets you locate AND APPLY TO subsidized and affordable housing options in one sweep

There are OPEN Waitlists in almost every Massachusetts county says Housingworks!

HousingWorks specializes in 30% of incone is your rent charge subsidized housing. Public Housing Authorities (PHA) have it.

There are over 200 PHAs in Massachusetts Cities and Towns.

If your income is extremely low. If you can move to anywhere a PHA has an opening, inform your case worker to use HW.

They can input your application electronically.

Click to search ♥ HousingWorks.net.

 

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Are you eligible for an Affordable Apartment. Yes, you probably are. Here’s why.

Income Limits for Affordable housing

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.

Click to View the income limit chart

Click to view a list of affordable rental apartment lotteries.

Condo sales included. Digital download format: PDF.  You can view property sheets and rental contacts accepting applications.  Covers Greater Boston and Massachusetts properties.