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3 Boston hotel room nights cost from $160 to $333 total with free Wifi and breakfast in January.

In Chinatown, the brand new International Hostel building charges as low $55/night for an overnight stay. The package includes Free breakfast and Wifi.

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Ramada Inn and The Copley House are traditional hotels. They have January room rates with amenities for $200 or $300 for 3 nights respectively.

This Ramada is in Dorchester, the Copley House is in the Back Bay. Hostels have private rooms and shared co-ed dorm like rooms with bath and shower.

Book these

The International Hostel in Chinatown competes with the 40 Berkley Street building to rent hi-quality rooms for the cheapest possible prices. And because international tourists and students travel to Boston in fewer number until Spring, their rates are lower today.

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Sonoma Maple Schuyler apartments near Franklin Park Dot have vacancies

Sonoma in Dor

Applications are being accepted for Studio, 1BR,2BR,3RB and 4BR apartment vacancies.
For 1 person up to 8 person  households

For incomes of $21,700 per year up to $68,8256 per year

Sonoma Maple Schuyler Apartments
1 Maple Court
Dorchester, MA 02121

Applications are available at:

Place: Grove Hall Public Library
: 800-545-1833 (ext 854)

Applications are being made available until December, 29, 201
Apply by January 2, 2018
Lottery will be held January 11th, 2018



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 Pitch Perfect 3 SYNOPSIS

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.   … read more below
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Pitch Perfect 3 the movie – Boston Screening 7:00 PM 12/19 

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all return and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose. Pitch Perfect 3 is again produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions, and is directed by Trish Sie (Step Up All In).


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How to get hundreds of dollars added to Section 8 housing vouchers in Boston.

a dollar for an idea

” [ How to Get More Dollars Added to a Section 8 Housing Voucher to Cover Rising Boston Rents ] ”  is a better title  for the how-to article on WGBH’s web site..  T

But the article was  titled “Boston’s Poor Forced To Find 2017 Apartments At 2005 Rental Rates,” posted December 12, 2017 written by BIANCA VAZQUEZ TONESS of WGBH News, and  posted at this link

Be sure to read it and learn the trick.

Why should they have to ask for this increase?

This problem is caused by elected officials in Massachusetts government. Policy makes a difference.  When they don’t get it right, it is a #FAIL.  Politics is the control of a limited amount of fixed resources.

The article says …  “xtremely hard,” said 35-year-old Ashesha Rockette.”

Rockette receives a state housing voucher that helps subsidize her rent. She is required to pay a third of her monthly income — $211 — toward the rent while the state kicks in the rest.

excerpt: The state’s Department of Housing and Community Development would not comment on the funding levels for the voucher program.

The state slashed the budget in the 1990s. Over the last few years, they’ve restored some funding, but that’s gone to increasing the number of vouchers, not the subsidy amount.

excerpt: At 2005 rates, you may also struggle to find a safe, working apartment that meets state housing standards, said Rockette. When Rockette eventually found a place in Hyde Park for $1,650, it was far from perfect. Last week, the water was turned off. There’s mold, and rodents. Her mailbox has never locked properly, so she misses important mail.

excerpt:  Two years ago, that meant the state was paying the difference between her third and a cap of $1,392 — the maximum amount she could spend on rent. Rockette was not able to find an apartment at that rate. She eventually negotiated a better deal with the state, but many people who rely on these vouchers are still locked into the cap, which was set back in 2005.

HEADLINE:  Dec 12, 2017,

Governor Baker announce a plan for 135,000 new housing units by year 2025

In May 2016, the governor announced $1.1 Billion for housing investment in Massachusetts. Where is the happy ending to the story?

When policy makers in government allocate billions of dollars to cover necessary expenses, there is negotiation. Do you build more housing the less fortunate can afford? Do  you fix rusty bridges, replace underground the water pipes, cover cost of free insurance for  poor people? Do you build a new highway?

What do you do with fixed amount of money?

The answer never pleases everybody.





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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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Free Section 8 workshop. Save 70 percent on apartment rents.

Section 8 workshops help you get the housing voucher  certificate you need and save money on rent. However, these free workshops come and go. Recently the Codman Square Health Center at  634 Washington Street, Dorchester 02124.  617-822-8772 held one.

There are over 150 community development corporations they may offer them near you.

See list of CDCs


In Boston you can contact MetroHousing  now in new Headquarters in Jackson Square for Section 8 applications as well.

click MetroHousing Section 8 for more info.

FREE Apartment Lottery Leads ] affordable housing finders

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Fenway, Allston, and other communities offering income restricted rentals and condos

We’ve just posted new listings. There are plenty to choose from.

Download your free lottery lead package today.

Viridian on the Fenway

See income restricted rental apartments by lottery.
See income restricted 1st come 1st serve reduce rate luxury apts.
See condos for income restricted earners.

Application links are included with each leads package.

Add product to Cart and check out. It will download.
Then you open and click the hotlink.

The applications will come up. You apply direct.

Act quickly. Deadlines are approaching.

This update covers listings that are Open Enrollment or are providing applications until listed deadlines.

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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.


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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landlord references for apartment lottery and Section 8 apps help you win.

Accurate landlord addresses on applications will help you win in lotteries and waitlist selections.   It has been reported than when the landlord reference sections are blanked or when the information is incomplete, applications are being passed over.


This information has been shared by HousingWorks, the Fenway based subsidized housing advocate. You can use HousingWorks to search and find Section 8 openings here. You will also find Waitlists opportunities there.

Go to  this product link to download our latest Affordable Housing Leads Package

Landlord References click link to download the procedure to find any ex-landlord reference.

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Somerville’s 100 Homes development seeks homeless tenants

Somerville Housing Corporation

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

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