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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.

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BOSTON maximum rents charged to income-restricted real estate

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


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Egleston Square spacious 3 BR condo duplex townhouse affordable sale

Affordable condominium unit at 19 Ennis Road in Roxbury.  For information about this opportunity, please see this advertisement.  Questions and interest can be directed to Linda Champion at Cue Realty

Affordable Housing Re-Sale – 19 Ennis Road in Roxbury
$302,000 MLS listed 3BR

CLICK LINK to pull up the documents

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New subsidized waitlist locations for housing in Massachusetts.

Subsidized and affordable housing options are now being offered for  families, Veterans, elders, and persons of any age with disabilities.

Location of these (newly listed ) properties are :
South Weymouth
and New Bedford

[ Click Here ] to  search by zip code .

You will see what’s available. Contact the locations direct for the applications.

Here are some of the SUBSIDIZED categories.:

Section 8
Wheelchair Access / Other Handicap / No-Steps
Voucher-Section 8
Voucher-All Other State-Funded Types
Voucher-Veterans or VASH
Artists Studios or Lofts
Assisted Living / Special Needs / Nursing Home / Set-Asides
Chronic Homeless
Congregate Housing Opportunities
Deaf Housing
Ex-offender Housing
HIV+ Housing
Housing with Educational Component
Immigrant without documented status-deprecated
Mobile Home Parks
Permanent Housing-Disabled .. and other..

[ Click Here ] to  search by zip code .

You will see what’s available. Contact the locations direct for the applications.

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Marshfield houses & condos for sale $147K-$258K. Income $51K – up to $96K for 8 pers


Deadline March 10, 2017 for applications.

Income maximums: $51,150 for one person, $58,450 for 2 persons, $65,750 for 3 persons up to to $96,000 for an 8 person household.  If you have more than 8 persons, call and they will give you that number..

Marshfield Housing Authority (MHA)
12 Tea Rock Garden
Marshfield, MA 02050

To receive an application, write or contact:

Marshfield Town clerk’s Office, Town Hall

Affordable Homes for Sale!

Affordable housing grants from MHA  may bring your price down to:

1BR Condo $147,030
1BR house $178,700
2BR Condo $168,500
2BR house $202,000
3BR condo $225,000

3BR house $225,000

4BR house $239,600
5BR house $258,000




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Artists pay less rent in the City of Boston with the certification approval.

The $163,000 One Thousand Square Foot CONDO here is in Hyde Park. Its available for certified artists.  has posted the application for artists who wish to qualify for extremely low rent, high quality studio space and lofts that are under the price regulation of the Boston Development and Planning Authority aka BRA.

Get the form here:  Artist Certification Form .

Affordable BPDA Artist Loft

1 Westinghouse #331, Hyde Park

View all Details, Pictures, and Floor Plan:


contact Jonathan Diffenbach: 617-209-5212 or

Jonathan Diffenbach
REALTOR® | BRA & DND Affordable Condo Specialist

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More Affordable rentals in Allston and Fitchburg. Rents from $417 and up. Inc Res.

Dudley Village Madison Park

This post includes apartment lottery in Medford, Charlestown, Franklin Park, Allston, Lowell, Metheun and a home on  sale for $207K


40 Malvern Street, Allston, MA 02134
maximum incomes $48,100 (1 person) to  $136,000 for (6 person households)
Rents $1,246.00 Four Units are in play, 2 2BRs,. 1 1BR,  1 1BR (HandicappedPer)
Contact: 617-783-0039 before 12/30/2016 – Section 8 is okay
The Hamilton Company
39 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

CHARLESTOWN – affordable rental housing notice
2 Bedroom Occupancy and 3 Bedroom Waiting List

Trinity Management   ( 5 units immediate occupancy)
Bridgeview Center, 330 Rutherfored Ave, Charlestown, MA

Qty 27 —  2BRs  / $1,324.00 mo
Qty 13  — 3BRs  / $1,530.00 mo

Maximum income $32,266 for 2BR, $37,173 for 3BR
Offering household sizes from 2-6 and max incomes of $47,100 – $58,280
Contact:  Liz Hernandez Property Manager
(617) 398-6576

Fitchburg YARN WORKS apartment development
42 units of various sizes
Monthly rents from $417 – $1,243 depending on income and household size
heat and hot water included
Apply by December 31, 2016
P O Box #2005
1428 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA

Four locations to pick up applications including the Fitchburg Public Library at 610 Main Street

Best way to determine if your income and household size qualifies is to call management offices and ask for the Affordable LOTTERY Application. Income limit  charts and any tenant preferences such as Section 8 if you have it, town residency proof, elderly, veterans, eisabled, etc.,  will be disclosed in the lottery application paperwork. 

wait list opens at NEW FRANKLIN PARK APTS
132 Seaver Street, #10
Dorchester, MA 02121
see between 9-5 ( 617) 445-8643

Medford – Affordable and Middle Income Apartment Lottery
RE 150
150 Rivers Edge Drive, Medford MA
RE 150 is a 282 unit rental apartment community
(617) 782-6900 x 1 and x2
Get Applications, Deadline January 17, 2017

New home construction to be sold by lottery
$207,700   / 2,000 sq ft
4-BED, 2.5 Baths, single family
Max Income 1 person $46,000

(978)-258-3492  Deadline January 9th

You can get the application at the Nevins Memorial Library in Metheun
or from Metheun City Hall, 1st Fl, Rm #112


Massachusetts Mills III
150 Mass Mills Drive, Lowell MA
Brand new affordable apartments
For January and Feb move-ins
Studio and Two Bedroom including accessible apartments
Gas heat and hot water is provided
Swimming pool, fitness center, smoke free, cats ok
Studi0 $892/mo  ( income max $38,340 1 person, $43,000  if two person )
2BR – $1,100 – $1,118
Voucher holders are encouraged to apply.

3-4 person inc max $43,800 – 54,730.





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Boston approved sixteen hundred affordable housing units in 2016 and Trump didn’t.

Boston affordable housing numbers are out and Trump has said nothing.

boston affordable housing numbers 2016

Oh  President-elect Trump, can you fix this?

We heard what you said about drug prices. You want big pharma to cut the rates.  We know you build things like apartments and condos but you haven’t said a public word about the rising apartment rents that are going up.

Standing in front of Trump Hotel DC this past summer bef9re you opened had us thinking how much is it going to cost to stay overnight here?

view our short video visit of Trump Hotel DC

Nevermind, it doesn’t matter.

There are tens of thousands of people on Boston Public Housing Authority subsidized housing wait lists.  And sixteen hundred new affordable units satisfies few.

This beautiful BHA web site ( helps people find Low Income Housing but it satisfies few.

We know the people want more!

They want more low income affordable apartments.

They want more middle income affordable apartments,  houses, townhouses and condos in the City of Boston.

And they want more million dollar high rise housing like the one in the photo here.

Fenway new apartments
Fenway, Brookline Ave

Fact is everybody Wants More!

So apartment and affordable housing lotteries exists with winner odds better than KENO players have at the Massachusetts lottery or any casino in the state.

Mr. Trump,  you can’t create enough affordable apartments and homes to satisfy the demand, can you?