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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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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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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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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. 

view from the living room

The Beverly 101 Beverly street
The Beverly
101 Beverly Street
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Somerville’s 100 Homes development seeks homeless tenants

Somerville Housing Corporation

This affordable housing deal has a  preference for Chronically Homeless families and individuals or Homeless families and individuals. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are available.

100 HOMES
Address: 52 Sydney Street and 296 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville.

Click to get the lottery papers.
Tenants will pay 30% of their income for rents. Maximum earnings apply. Selection is by lottery. The deadline to return applications is 4PM on December 28, 2017

Chronically Homeless – As more fully defined at 24 CFR 578.3, a homeless individual with a disability who lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter AND who has been homeless and lived in such places continuously for at least 12 months or on 4 separate occasions in the last 3 years (with the 4 occasions totaling at least 12 months and separated by at least 7 consecutive
days of other housing); or a Family with an adult head of household who meets this same criteria.

Homeless – A household who lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or an emergency shelter

Click to get 50 more affordable housing deals

 

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Amazon’s 50,000 promised jobs and the Section 8 Waiting list of 60,000 households are numbers with a lot of zeros.

Amazon job promises are gold coin to city revenue collectors.   Don’t let it just be about money, Boston. People you can download the latest lottery leads package where income-restricted earners can apply for affordable rentals or homes to buy before deadline from sources listed in  links.


Non-profit affordable housing advocates, community social workers, agencies, activists and local governments are stretching ahead to build as much affordable housing as they can. Then, all of a sudden, 50,000 jobs might come if Boston beats the competition and lands the new Amazon headquarters and those workers would buy a lot of units, adding even more pressure on the competition for units that people Who Need Them will be harder to get.

If THEY build that HQ here.

If they don’t come, okay – why would the cities not be building affordable housing on the million acre parcels at Suffolk Downs or at the Flower Exchange area designated for Amazon now?  Money? City Managers want revenue upfront. It takes a while to recoup affordable housing investments, It takes years. When an apartment building in the Charles River area was built, it had a 30-year agreement under it to keep lease rents affordable.

See what I mean.

Section 8 – A wait list report is due out on the 60,000 households on various Section 8 Housing Voucher WaitList across the state for vacant public housing priced units where no more than 30% what ever it is, of your income is charged out to rent. So, if you think it was you who couldn’t find a free Section 8 apt,  it ain’t just you.  The author of the report warns that the results will be very negative. He reports soon and we’ll let you know.

 

 

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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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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.