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You can dial in a request for better affordable housing outcomes in Boston today.

From the Campaign Treasurer of
the Community Preservation Act
making Affordable Housing Policy Better

Hello Folks,

I am sending this email to ask a huge favor on behalf of the Community Preservation Act. It is political policy that sets  affordable rents and mortgages.  As you know, politics is the control of a limited amount of resources. And the ruling party wants tax cuts for the rich at someone’s expense.

I am asking that you give your city councilor a call and leave your name and address. Tell them you want them to vote YES and support the Better Boston (YBB) position for  CPA – the Community Preservation Act question the public voted f9r by wide margins during recent elections.

ring up these councilors

  • Timothy McCarthy 617-635-4210
  • Michael Flaherty (at-large) 617-635-4205
  • Michele Wu (at-large) (Council President) 617-635-3115
  • Annissa Essaibi George (At-large) 617-635-4376
  • Ayanna Pressley (At-large)617-635-4217

While the mayor supports our influence to seat YBB board members, City Councilors do not. Help us change their minds.

The CPA wants want people of every race, gender, income, and neighborhood to be included when the benefits start to flow.

Last Monday, city councilors said they would not include any formal role for YBB in choosing CPA committee members.

Thanks for pledging to call your district city councilor and some at-large city councilors. it can change their minds for the better.

contact Thadine Brown, thadine_brown@yahoo.com for questions or after you call the councilors.

Thank you,

Thadine
phone number is available.

 

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22 Income restricted condominiums are for sale in Boston Lottery.

OImstead Green

Ok, let’s get right down to it. The OLMSTEAD GREEN new home community has been on sale for quite a while. Some of their  homes were advertised for $240,000 in a local newspaper all last year.

Now Mahoney Properties sent a a sales letter for Olmsted Green Phase 2 Condominiums consists of 22 Income Restricted Condominiums located on West Main Street in Boston.

The sale announced is a LOTTERY.
The Lottery Application for OLMSTEAD GREEN condos  Link is Here.

 

 

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Low price housing deals. Rentals. Lottery.  Apts. Homes in Boston and MA.

Click to view or download a new list 

Apply direct to sites for chance to get a unit. If you want Section 8 reservations, Click here 

If you are looking to purchase an Affordable House or Condo SHOP HERE

MIXED USE income restricted apts rent side by side the commercial rate household units. VIEW a DIRECTORY 

Consult Urban Edge Realty in JP about new Jackson Square apartments. https://www.urbanedge.org/housing/findhousing/

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Jamaica Plain contacts who rent income-restricted apartments.

Jamaica Plain AFFORDABLE PROPERTIES Shortcut
Miss, we can do without the  parking  ticket in the cover  photo.

From a  property table list of income-restricted rental properties funded by the Department of Neighborhood Development.

This is from 1 of 2 Jamaica Plain pages

p.s. This past week we heard a rumour about a new INK BLOCK Apt lottery. We do not know the facts about it at the time of this post. But if we find out if us true, details shall be posted.

FILTER – Jamaica Plain

3593-3615 Washington Street
02130
Jamaica Plain
(617) 541-1818
metromark@corcoranmgmt.com
365 Centre Street
02130
Jamaica Plain
(617) 524-0446
aaguirre@peabodyproperties.com
560 Centre Street
02130
Jamaica Plain
(617) 522-4520
smaisonet@peabodyproperties.com
80-90 Bickford Street
02130
Jamaica Plain
(617) 983-0052
jcastillo@peabodyproperties.com
82 Green Street
02130
Jamaica Plain
jessica.denton@pinestreetinn.org
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Boston City Hall puts more affordable apartment and home deals out where people can find them.

Boston affordable apt listings are getting longer at City Hall web site.

Go to This City Hall web site section  and see them.

Act Fast, Deadlines matter.

The list has  “affordable housing,” price for middle class earners and it has apartments that rent at family affordable prices.

But there’s not enough of either to go around so there are lotteries and wait lists to compete in.

You will have to wade through the fine details to pre-determine your eligibility.

And unless you are making more money than you can spend every week, chances are you are qualified for the deals.

Click Here for the Boston List

cheap apartment listings

Applicants may be asked for utility bills in your name. Your spouse’s income must counted if married.

This post is about Boston only. We cover all of Massachusetts.

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Apartments that are family affordable to rent.

Apartments should be affordable to rent. Down south, they are. Some of these Boston area  apartment ad rents are not too high. Use coupon code TRIAL to try our
 ( apartment lottery update)  service. It gives you a 100% free time trial.  

Application Deadlines are very important so act now on deals you see if you like the price.   

The ads were seen in the Bay State Banner newspaper.

 Click to view ads

 

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Chinatown affordable condo  lottery applications are due April 10.

For Applications click Chinaton 88 Hudson Applications 

Fifty affordable Chinatown condos are being sold by income restricted lottery. 

A  meeting about them will be held at Boston Public Library. See details below.
Sign in to our Apartment Lottery Alert database for updates thru the year.


# CHINATOWN
51 CONDOS by Lottery  at 88 Hudson Street

Application Deadline April 10th.

88 Hudson Street Condominiums consists of 51 Income Restricted condominiums located within the Parcel 24 development in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston. 

The 51 income restricted condos include a combination of 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms and 3 Bedrooms units that are in the 60% AMI, 80% AMI and 100% AMI categories.  Prices will range from $113,000 for 1BR to  $300,000 for 3BR. 

INCOME RESTRICTIONS are scaled according to AMI percentage and number of persons in the household. 

Range begins at 1 person $41,250 per year in salary  and ends at  max income  $113,000 annual income for six person families.  

Chinatown APPLICATIONS go out March 20, 2017  through Monday April 3, 2017.  

Contact: 617-209-5405 to request Applications.

Stay tuned.


# FRANKLIN Apartment Lottery

THE KEY apartments, 1350 West Central Street, Franklin Ma
Units will have modern kitchens with quartz countertops, frameless cabinets, porcelain tile flooring, and stainless steel appliances.

MAXIMUM Household Income Limits: $51,150 (1 person), $58,450 (2 people), $65,750 (3 people), $73,050 (4 people), $78,900 (5 people) and $84,750 (6 people)

62 Affordable Units

Rent

  • 1 Bedrooms: $1,290
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,533
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,767
  • No utilities included except Water and Sewer.

 

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Anticipated Trump affordable housing budget cuts listed in the mainstream media. 

Budget cuts to HUD operations help fuel a Fifty-four billion dollar spend on new military investments being planned by  President Trump. Yeah,  the money has to come from somewhere!

There is  $6 billion to be taken from Dr. Ben Carson’s Housing and Urban Development department.  HUD  will have to find other sources of revenue or go without it.

The cut will affect HUD direct rental assistance payments  including Section 8 Housing and housing vouchers for homeless veterans. Its going down by $300 million annually.

And the Washington Post reported there could be reductions in  Section 202 elderly program money by 10%, Section 811 housing for people with disabilities by  20 percent and Native American housing support by 20 percent.

I think there must be an upside to all this.

Whether these low income housing budget cuts happen or not will be revealed shortly when President Trump releases his budget in the coming weeks.
There is also the idea that federal departments can sustain cuts like this without harming people they serve because of wasteful government spending.

But  eliminating waste won’t be enough to cover the shortfall.

Adding to this cloud of uncertainty, a preliminary forecast put forth by the Association of Retired Persons are predicts  that a 65 year old person with an annual income of $15,000 will have to pay $8,400 for insurance if Trump / Ryan get  their way.  Today that bill is less than $2,000 with Obamacare in place.

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245 Sumner Street Income Restricted Apartment Lottery near HarborWalk

LOTTERY for apartments.  Applications are due very soon

Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA, and formerly known as the BRA) income restricted rental lottery for 5 apartments located at 245 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128. 

Available Rentals
view the Lottery Application Notes.

# of Units BR Size % Income Rent
4 2* 70% AMI $1,419
1 3 70% AMI $1,597

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Handicap accessible unit available

Maximum Income Limits

Household 

Size

70% AMI
1 $48,100
2 $54,950
3 $61,850
4 $68,700
5 $74,200
6 $79,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The building is located at 245 Sumner Street, East Boston., MA 02128. The property is located in East Boston’s waterfront Jeffries Point neighborhood, right down the street from the Maverick Blue Line T stop and the East Boston Harborwalk.  245 Sumner will include 34 new luxury residences.  There will be a total of 5 income restricted rentals.

All apartments come with one garage parking space included with the rent.

You can request an application be emailed to you from February 21st – March 3rd by clicking on the “Request the Application Here”

 

Lottery Process

  1. Applications will be made available for a 10 day period.  Applications will be made available by email, in person during the scheduled distribution dates/times, or by US mail.
  2. Applicants must fill out the BPDA application completely and mail back to our offices.   Applicants will then automatically be entered into the lottery.
  3. Maloney Properties will then conduct a lottery and each applicant will be assigned a lottery number (lottery #1 being first).
  4. We will then show the available apartments based on the lottery number and preferences.

         The lottery preferences in order:

  1. Preference for disabled household for 1 ADA unit. There will be a preference for disabled household for the handicap accessible unit. These units are built out for applicants with mobility impairments.
  2. Boston Residents:  Boston resident shall mean any individual whose principal residence, where he or she permanently and normally eats, sleeps and maintains his or her normal personal and household effects, is in the City of Boston. Required Documentation:A minimum of two (2) utility bills from separate companies dated within 60 days of application from electric, oil cable gas or telephone. Additional documentation may be required. <<<– this sucks! Many people live in Boston where someone else gets the UTIL bill.
  3. Minimum Household Size of at least one person per bedroom:  Applicants with 2 or more household members will receive preference for the 2 bedroom apartment

 

ad copy from METROLIST email sheet

 

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Here are the maximum rent prices charged for income-restricted housing

The chart shows maximum allowable  rents and purchase prices  for affordable property. If your current housing cost is 30 to 35% of your monthly income you have affordable housing already.

The AMI or area median income is $68,000 per person per year. When income is less than 100% AMI see the reduction in prices to pay. Section 8 and other subsidies reduces the income requirement further.

On mobile screens click and slide the chart to make it larger.

BOSTON maximum rents charged to income-restricted real estate

You need an application to enter a housing lottery. Sign-up for our lottery update by email service.

DOWNLOAD this lottery application from a closed Jamaica Plain apartment lottery to see lottery forms.
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