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2BR apartment with 940 sq feet for $950/mo Lowell, Ma.

This apartment vacancy was posted March 4, 2018 by a landlord.  More are available where this one came from.

Smallwall.net encourages you to use the NearListings.org web site, a non-profit source covering the NORTH SHORE and Merrimack Valley towns of Andover, Beverly, Gloucester, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Manchester and Salem.

Here’s a message from the web site.

Welcome to Northeast Affordable Rental Listings   Use this free database to find affordable rental homes in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. This website was developed by Community Teamwork Inc. (CTI) as a free service for landlords and tenants. CTI is a nonprofit agency in Lowell, Massachusetts. We believe that housing security is a crucial step in the war against poverty, and a cornerstone in reaching the goal of self sufficiency.

Best wishes!

@movef concierge
www.smallwall.net writer

 

 

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Virdian luxury apartment building in Fenway advertises 488 sq foot apartment for $1,448 rent per month.

There is only one apartment at this rate. First Come, First Serve
at The Virdian, 1282 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 

This is not a Lottery.

Details
# Apartments: 1
# Beds: Metro 1-Bedroom* See square footage
Square Footage: 488 SF AMI %: 80%
Rent: $1,448
Available: March or April 2018 (contingent on BPDA approval)

>CLICK HERE TO APPLY<

 

80% AMI Income and Asset Limits:

Household size and income restrictions

If 1 person, you should have no more than $57,900 income
If 2 persons, you should have no more than $66,200 income
If 3 persons, you should have no more than $74,450 income/yr

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New Allston apartment is renting for $1,086 mo, 1st come 1st served.

The rental deal is at Trac 75, a 4 star apartment community at 75 Braintree Street, Allston

Offerer: Boston Planning & Development Agency BPDA) 

To: individuals with annual incomes no greater than about $50-58k.

 

To receive an application to apply, you’ll have to email two recent paycheck stubs to property management. Restricted Rental Opportunity

To get the papers visit the website

Click to get application instructions.

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Rental Apartments by Lottery and Affordable Housing leads at cut rate prices in Boston and Ma. Apply before deadlines come up.

affordable apts

New apartment lottery listings offers in January to Feb 15, 2018.

Featured:  Oasis at Plainvillelottery apartment application.



[ click] to receive Apt Lottery Leads
$4.99 curation service charge

includes income – restricted apartments for rent and homes for sale leads, Section 8 wait lists and contacts accepting Section 8 vouchers, a mixed used affordable apartment directory, an accessible apartments resource for disabled persons, hundreds of affordable housing management offices in Massachusetts.


Note: To obtain a Section 8 voucher, see your local CDC or Community Development Corporation. You can download a list of 200 here that from all Massachusetts Towns and Cities


Example listing.

4BR, single family house $257K ( FOR INCOME RESTRICTED)

Goddard Highlands Phase II, 70 Kelsey Drive in Stoughton, MA.
Applications Available: Until Deadline
Application DeadlineJanuary 18, 2018 at 2 PM
Lottery Application – click to Download the Application and File it

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These three multi-unit apartment building lottery offers are open for applicants today.

Boston City Hall is a big booster of Apartment Lotteries and Affordable Housing offers. The Metrolist organizes current offers.

Click the “lottery info” buttons to pull up papers you must file before apartment or homesale lottery listed deadlines.

Minot Apartments

11 Minot Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

• Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Lottery Info


 

Bethany Apartments

369 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339

• Applications Available: Until Deadline

• Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Lottery Info; Lottery Application


 

Gateway North

700 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01902

• Applications Available: Until Deadline

• Applications Deadline: January 26. 2018

Lottery Info, Lottery Application

 

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HUD gives $1.2Million to renew support for 32 HIV-AID housing programs via Gloucesters’s Action, Inc

Programs to support people in need of affordable housing who have HIV-AID received $32 million from HUD in December 2017 across the United States.

$1.2 million of the round went to Massachusetts firm Action, Inc. https://actioninc.org/ to support the 32 HIV-AIDS housing programs in their portfolio.

Action Inc receives millions in awards to assist disadvantaged individuals.

Learn more from HUD at https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2017/HUDNo_17-118

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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

LOCATION:
Sonoma Maple Schuyler Apartments
1 Maple Court
Dorchester, MA 02121

Applications are available at:

Place: Grove Hall Public Library
Phone
: 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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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   https://news.wgbh.org/2017/12/12/

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

http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/12/11/bakler-new-housing-plan

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.