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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Apartments should be affordable to rent. Down south, they are.
Government housing policy sets the price for how much a studio or 1-4BR apartment will rent for in Massachusetts and to whom, when the unit has been designated as an affordable rental or place to buy.
How come Boston’s Black-owned newspaper is not a preferred source for real estate brokers to advertise market rate property when the hottest real estate sales action is in Roxbury?
Why does the Boston Globe newspaper ” Homes For Sale” advertisement section show properties on sale in Black populated neighborhoods but the Black-owned Bay State Banner newspaper does not get these ad orders.
How come the market acts that way?
For affordable property renters and buyers, the Black-owned newspaper has listings the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald mass market papers do not have.