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More apartment lottery applications are open. File before deadlines listed.

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Click the “Lottery Info” links for applications,  apartment bedroom sizes and rent rates.

The Chadwick – 

131 Orchard Street, Somerville, MA 02144

  • Applications Available: October 4, 2018 – December 3, 2018
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  • Lottery Info

The Andi Apartments

101 Allstate Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

  • Applications Available: September 27, 2018 – October 9, 2018
  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Lottery Info

Harbor / Lafayette Homes

104-106 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970

See All Current Open Rental Lotteries

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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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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.

APPLY HERE

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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Brand new Fenway Park Luxury Apartments use this lease contract language.

Van Ness interior

These are excepts of the the apartment rental lease language in rental contracts offered by most Boston luxury apartment buildings for tenants who are going to rent one.  The lease for subsidized or the  affordable rental units set aside may possibly be different.

LEASE EXCEPT
Residence: Up to 24 months of rental history may be verified on present and previous residence. A positive record ofprompt monthly payment, sufficient notice, and no damages is expected. For applicants who are homeowners, permission must be granted to verify payment history with the bank or lending institution.
Credit Report: An unsatisfactory credit report can disqualify an applicant from renting an apartment at this community. An unsatisfactory credit report is one that reflects past or current bad debts, late payments or unpaid bills, liens, judgments or bankruptcies. If an applicant is rejected for poor credit history, the applicant will be given the name, address and telephone number of the credit reporting agency that provided the credit report (but not be told the content of the credit report). An applicant rejected for unsatisfactory credit is encouraged to obtain a copy of the credit report from the credit reporting agency, correct any erroneous information that may be on the report, and resubmit an application to this community.
Employment/Income: Stable employment record and income verification shall be required. In order for an applicant to be approved, he/she must generally earn on a gross monthly basis a minimum of two times the gross monthly leased rent. Acceptable income verification if required may include: a paystub; a letter from the employer; the most recent W-2 form; or, for self-employed or non-employed applicants, a copy of the most recent tax return or certified verification from his/her company accountant or from a bank showing a balance sufficient to pay rent for 24 months.

Criminal Background: Grounds for rejection of an applicant or occupant may include, but are not limited to, any felony conviction or arrest record. We also do not lease to applicants with certain misdemeanor arrests and convictions.

Verification is through state public records.

Co-signers / Guarantors In the event a co-signer/guarantor is required, he/she must complete an Application for Occupancy and meet all income
and qualifying standards. A co-signer/guarantor will be fully responsible for the Lease Agreement if the occupying resident(s) default.
Subletting Subletting is prohibited at this community …..]

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The Affordable Units Rent for These Prices
at the new Van Ness luxury apartments at Fenway ParkVan Ness Affordable Lottery Rates