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Cigarette smokers want pot smoking banned in apartments and condos.

Even a licensed medical marijuana patient won’t get a break when apartment management and condo associations implement new rules against cannabis users.

The smell of pot smoke swirling around the building has pissed people off who don’t like it.

While most new luxury apartments ban all smokers, cigarette users have had freedom to smoke.

Now, condo associations are asking them to join a policy that allows tobacco and bans pot smoking from the premises.

Watch the sales of pot sniffing dog services, electronic smoke detectors installations and other evidence gathering techniques increase in volume as Massachusetts moves closer and closer to allowing retail stores to flourish.

While more than half of the 351 Massachusetts cities and town councils have voted to limit legalized cannabis retail shops from opening, City of Boston voted 8-1 in favor of legal retail street sales.

On the one hand, people want to be comfortable in their own home and smokers can make people uncomfortable. On the other hand people believe it is a violation of their constitutional rights to ban smoking of one kind while allowing another kind.

Growing marijuana plants at home are also a bone of contention at some residences.

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Rental Apartments and income restricted new homes taking applications now.

Olmstead Green phase 2

Rental Apartments announced week of July 15th
Scroll down for web links to applications you must file to get a unit


Home Buyer option: ( in photo)  Income Restricted, First come, First Served at Olmsted Green – New homes in Mattapan.  Two are Available – 2-Bedroom Townhouse –  $267,500
click to access the application.


For the MassHousing apartment directory use the TOP links on this download file to access more affordable housing opportunities.

LOTTERIES
Weinberg House – NEW THIS WEEK
132 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135

  • Applications Available: July 2, 2018 – September 7, 2018
  • Application Deadline: September 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  • Note: Age restrictions apply (62+ years old). Rent for units set at 30% AMI is income-based.
  • Lottery InfoDevelopment BrochureRequest Application

 

East Broadway – NEW THIS WEEK
728 East Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

 

The Watson
116 East Howard Street, Quincy, MA 02169

 

 

Castle Square Apartments
484 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

  • Applications Available: July 9, 2018 – July 19, 2018
  • Application Deadline: July 19, 2018 at 3:45 PM
  • Note: Waitlist Reopening Lottery for 1 BR and 4 BR Affordable Units
  • Lottery Info

 

246 Norwell
246 Norwell Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

 

Midway Artist Studios – NEW THIS WEEK

15 Channel Center Street, South Boston, MA 02210

 

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Quincy Geneva Apartment Dorchester building opens to new applicants – low income preference

May 21th in Dorchester:  Quincy Geneva II will offer:

1BR, 2BR, 3BR, and 4BR units for very low income applicants at Quincy Geneva II

You can download the typeable application at:
< http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-QuincyGeneva.pdf >

(you can also apply to other properties out of this same office using the same application, but the only SUBSIDIZED waitlist is Quincy Geneva II; the rest of their properties are “Affordable Fixed Rent Waitlists” that require a higher income or a voucher. )

THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE SOMETIME ON MAY 14 at 10 AM. This is *NOT* a lottery, so whoever gets the applications in first will be higher up the list.

IMPORTANT: *MAIL* THE APPLICATION TO THE ADDRESS ON THE APPLICATION WHERE IT WILL GET PROCESSED! DON’T WALK IT INTO THE ACTUAL OFFICE – if you walk it into the office, they will have to then mail your application to the processing address and only then will it get date/time stamped!!!!!! If you walk it in, you risk ending up farther down on the waitlist because you didn’t deliver it to the right place.

You can download the typeable application at:
< http://www.infoweb.org/Applications/Winn-QuincyGeneva.pdf >

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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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The Beverly application is due! Hurry to get Workforce rental pricing in Downtown Boston.

Boston downtown view south

The Beverly apartment building movie is here, shot by your host – smallwall.net. We wanted you to see, hear and feel the area. Saint Anthony’s Feast was happening just around the corner. We stepped away  to find an ATM because all feast food is cash only –  and saw this building and the space around it.  The Beverly is located in the North End. A self-described “luxury”  building, it has become the most talked about affordable housing project in town, because of the listed rental prices and its downtown location.

MORE AFFORDABLE  APARTMENT LEADS  ARE HERE.  For busy working people, the The Beverly rents  are competitive.  People who make more will pay more. but  the building has luxury apartments priced to your  workforce wage, which on average in the neighborhoods, hovers around $38,000 annually.  Among the young professional urban market crowd, salaries starts at $50K  on average. So there is something for everyone at the Beverly, you might say.  It has lots of units for people who qualify for the “Affordable Housing Deal.”

 

Smallwall.net thinks the building is beautiful. But there is a concrete jungle surrounding it and there’s not much you can do about that. Ocean water is not too far away, Charlestown is around the corner.  You can walk the bridge, pass by Renaissance Hotel and you’ll be at the Naval yard where the USS Constitution ship is docked.  The photo for this article is a view of downtown Boston looking South from the Beverly.

Applications available at this link

 

 

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Affordable Apartment Rental Bulletin – June 17, 2017

Private Owner Entry: 3 Bed Room apartment unit for rent by R. Fitts, owner. Location:  Roxbury Cost: $,1800/mo.  Move-in July 2017.  email rfitts70@gmail.com your interest.  This ad will run for a limited time.


The MassAccess Housing Registry helps people to find affordable rental and homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.
Click to visit the registry 


Leads: Click link to view a lists of apartment lotteries coming up till July 2017 and get application and location details.  
June  – July 2017 Lottery List

download it.

 

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One Gurney Street is offering 40 apartments. Brand new starting at $1,094 1BR-3BR per month.

ONE GURNEY STREET apartment complex are accepting rental applications until  June 15th 2017. Call (617) 209-5225 or go get one at 30 Gurney Street, Rox 02120.

Apply online at www.onegurneystreet.com

So what’s the catch? The apartments are non smoking, income restricted, and 9 of 40 units are setaside for homeless or Sec 8 or CBH or LIHTC, or Section 811 non elderly.

Good luck folks!

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Dudley Terrace apartments waitlist opens. Rent $1108-$1,536 mo. for 1-3Br

Dudley Terrace Apartments
by United Housing Management

(617) 208-4933

147 Moreland Street, Roxbury

Rents range from $1108-$1,536
Nov 18, 2016– Management is accepting applications for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom waitlists. 

To qualify for waitlists  income limits apply. All applicants are screened for eligibiity.

Annual household income limits are that you cannot make more than:

1 person  in household $41,400

2 persons (HH) $47,280
3 persons  ” $53,220
4 persons  ” $59,100
5 persons  ” $63,840
6 persons  ” $68,580

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The annual salary of the working poor.

Working poor individuals and families are the focus  of many government programs. The Wikipedia defines the working poor as [ working people whose incomes fall below a given poverty line. Depending on how one defines “working” and “poverty,” someone may or may not be counted as part of the working poor. While poverty is often associated with joblessness, a significant proportion of the poor are actually employed. ]

In Boston Massachusetts, the working poor family has 5 household members and an income of $28,800. For comparison, the American Community Survey reports that an average Boston family has a median household size of 2.47 and income of $52,433. In the US the median household size is 2.6 and the US median household income is $51,425.

Income-restricted, rent reduced, subsidized rental apartment rates are intended for the working poor and the entry level middle class family. Each development has different income criteria. For example, the Oxford Ping On development in Chinatown accepted families with annual household income of $20,000.

But most properties advertised as “Affordable Apartment Rentals” or Workforce Rentals expect the income for a household of one to be at least $34,000 to support rents of $1,050 mo.

 

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INK BLOCK Apartments Affordable Rental Rate Price List

INK BLOCK Affordable Apartment prices

There was a lottery held about a year ago with 41 New Affordable Apartments were offered for rent.

Rents for the affordable units were:

14  Studios rented for $1,020 with 570 sqft
20 1BR rented for $1,190 720 sqft
6  2BR rented for $1,361 1,050 sqft
1 3BR rented for $1,531 1,440 sqft

The affordable units had MAXIMUM household incomes of:
1 Person – $46,100
2 Person – $52,700
3 Person – $59,300
4 Person – $65,850
5 Person – $71,150
6 Person – $76,400

*Income Limits are subject to change when the BRA publishes the annual Income Limits

The First Lottery was held in 2014 from Nov 17th thru Nov 25th. The office handling the rental development and affordable units was the SEB Office, 165 Chestnut Hill Ave #2, Brighton, MA 02135.

These were the listed preferences in the lottery:

Asset, Use & Occupancy Restrictions apply.
Disabled households have preference for 8 accessible units.
Preference for Boston Residents.
Preference for Households with at least one person per bedroom.
Ink Block is a smoke free community

For more information or reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, call 617.782.6900