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Send corporate AirBnB raiders this letter today. It helps put more rental apts back on the market.

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When a 170-unit apartment building opened. In Jamaica Plain, a corporation scooped up 24 units at full rent. They loaded in furniture and began renting to short-term users for $210 per day.

When a West coast city passed a rule banning this practice, thousands of apartments came back on the market overnight.

You can help stop the raids in Boston.

Email the letter below

to: citycouncilstr@adco.boston

Adco Boston is the campaign

to stop corporate AirBnB

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TO: Boston City Council Members:

I am writing to support the Mayor’s Ordinance on Short-Term Residential Rentals in the City of Boston.

The elimination of the Investor Unit category will preserve housing opportunities for our residents and better ensure the mitigation of potentially significant negative impacts on our downtown neighborhoods.

I urge Councilors to vote ‘yes’ on the Mayor’s ordinance.

Thank you,

Your name
Your address in Boston
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Rental apartment waitlist in non-government owned buildings open.

Washington Columbia I
173 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

  • 1 BR and 2 BR – Rent is 30% of monthly income
  • Income Restricted – 30% and 50% AMI
  • Rental Waitlist – Open; Applications Available 5/14/18
  •  Get Dorchester Rental Info

Quincy Geneva II Apartments
200 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

  • 1 BR, 2 BR, 3 BR, and 4 BR – Rent is 30% of monthly income
  • Income Restricted – 30% and 50% AMI
  • Rental Waitlist – Open; Applications Available 5/14/18;
    get Dorchester Rental Info

Bancroft Apartments

  • 2 BR, 3 BR, and 4 BR – Rent is 30% of monthly income
  • Income Restricted – 50% AMI
  • Rental Waitlist – Open; Applications Available 5/14/18;
  •  Get JP / Roxbury Rental Info
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48 affordable housing rentals come to market in Roxbury

Walker Park Apartments – NEW THIS WEEK
67 & 80 Walnut Park, Roxbury, MA 02119

49 units apartment units for rent, various sizes. You may  request an application via email at walkerpark@winnco.com

To apply for an apartment, request the application from walkerpark@winnco.com

Applications are available 06/04/2018 through 07/06/2018.

Applications may be picked up in person from the Management Office at 9 Wardman Road-Rear, Roxbury, MA 02119

Weekdays: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Evenings: Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Informational Meeting 1: 06/06/2018, 6:00 PM (Wednesday)
Urban Edge, 1542 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA
Informational Meeting 2: 06/20/2018, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)
BCYF, 200 D Street, Boston, MA

SELECTION BY LOTTERY
Income and Assets limits apply. *Income minimums apply unless household has housing subsidy.

Preferences apply: 5 accessible units (3 mobility impairments, 2 vision impairments and deaf/hard of hearing)

Boston residency preference for 70% (34) of units, 5 units set aside for homeless households, 8 project-based MRVP units

Use and Occupancy Restrictions apply: Minimum 1 per bedroom-

Reasonable Accommodations made

Walker Park is a smoke-free community

For more info or reasonable accommodations, call WinnResidential at (617) 989-0168 / TTY/TDD: (800) 439-2370

For info about MRVP and units for households transitioning from homelessness, call HomeStart at (617) 542-0338

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A list of a few openings with rents restricted to 30% or 50% of the area medium income

Rents restricted to a percentage of your income are available. See list.

Go Directly to this WEB SITE LINK  for the applications to apply to

these rental apartments for people with income in the $20,000 – $35,000 range.

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

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

Have questions?

Contact METROLIST
617-635-4200
METROLIST@BOSTON.GOV

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

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

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

 

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

Constitution Co-op, 42 Park Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Studio and 1 Bedroom – Rent is 30% of monthly income
Rental Waitlist – Open; Charlestown

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 <<- at the web site

 

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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Quincy Geneva Apartment Dorchester building opens to new applicants – low income preference

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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Advance Notice about very low income affordable apartments in Chelsea and Boston looking for applicants

May 4th– From: HousingWorks Boston

four openings:
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May 7th in Chelsea:  Acadia Apartments will offer   1BR, 2BR, and 3BR  units for extremely low income applicants. THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE SOMETIME ON MAY 7.

*Chelsea is a lottery,*

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May 14th in Roxbury:  Bancroft Apartments will offer 2BR, 3BR, and 4BR units for very low income applicants.

Bancroft is Not a Lottery!!

You can download the typeable application for this property at:

<http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-Bancroft.pdf

(you can also apply to other properties out of this same office using the same application, and *some* of the other waitlists are also for low income applicants; )

THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE ON MAY 7 at 10: AM.  This is *NOT* a lottery,

Whoever mails or gets the applications in first will be first on the waitlist – if their application is totally complete!

IMPORTANT: IF YOU *MAIL* THE APPLICATION TO THE ADDRESS ON THE APPLICATION IT MAY GET DATE/TIME STAMPED FASTER!

You can download the typeable application for this property at:
< http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-Bancroft.pdf  >

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May 14th in Dorchester:  Washington Columbia I Apartments will offer  1BR and 2BR units for very low income applicants.

THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE ON MAY 7 at 10: AM.

This is *NOT* a lottery, so whoever mails or gets the applications in first will be higher up the list – if their application is totally complete!

You can download the typeable application at:
< http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-WashingtonColumbiaI.pdf >

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Affordable housing list where applications are wanted.

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Lottery announcement. Apply to rent or buy affordable units before deadlines. Click links to get the applications and apply as soon as you can for best chances to win.  This list came out the week of April 26, 2018. Look for new list 10 days from today to be posted here. Source references are attached within the links.

Locations:

Father Bill’s & MainSpring   – has one wheel chair accessible unit for  VETERANS, with kitchenette, full dining, shared bathroom 741 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

Chelmsford Woods Phase II
267 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824

  • Applications Available: Until Deadline
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Lottery Info

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

Whalom Luxury Apartments
250 Whalom Road, Lunenburg, MA 01462

Link 480
480 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

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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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How to file online for subsidized housing in Massachusetts. Did you know?

How to File Online for Subsidized Housing in Massachusetts.

Subsidized housing properties are  where you pay 30% of your income to tent that unit.  Housing authorities own the buildings. But private developers own buildings where some are offered by Lottery. Housing Authorities or ( HA ) use the Wait List system. There are benefits to go digital and saving time plus having a digital bot walk the streets looking for vacancies for you.

Step one:  COMPLETE THIS FORM

Step Two: Give it to your housing advocate working your case. Ask them to file it with Housing Works.  If you don’t have an advocate hold it. Tell us you want to file it electronically and we will work with you on that.

New Open Waitlists ( subsidized 30% income type) have opened in the towns of Lynn, Lunenberg, Stoughton, and Boston.

Depending on the Authority or Property, these lists are open to:

Families
Individuals
Elders
Persons of any age with various disabilities
Veterans

Online filing will:

– Automate most of the filing process.

You start with a paper form.

– the filing generates pre-filled applications to all subsidized/affordable housing;

– the system will show a list of other advocates working with the same clients;

– the system prints instant charts of all the places a client has applied;

– the system creates pre-addressed letters to mail out to every place a client has applied.


Or you can do it manually – by calling each public housing about the openings.
click for a list of authorities

When you want to file digital, you start by returning a paper application.

This is the paper application —  View the Application form here.

You return it to people who are authorized to enter it into the digital system.

People who do this may work with agencies and its their job – if you have a case with them.

If you don’t have an open case request filing help.