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4 organizations that have affordable housing and cheap rental apartment lottery opportunities in Boston and Massachusetts.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opportunities in Massachusetts and Boston.

Getting into one is a strategic  dance, like that of the expert ballerina in photo.
( file photo: Misty Copeland, JFK Library book tour, August 2017)

These three  organizations listed below ( see links ) and the one apartment developer advertise a lot of affordable, income-restricted  rental and ownership product to the market.

The City of Boston stated in a report to the Chamber of Commerce yesterday that the mayor’s administration has provided over 8,000 low and moderate income ( new) living spaces recently.

But, according to  our sources, 60,000 people are on a waiting list across the state for “subsidized housing.”

Low income. Moderate income. Affordable. Subsidized. Luck. Advocate:  all words to describe the need.  People are winning the lottery who can only afford the lottery.

And, when a person leaves one affordable unit for another newer affordable unit, there is a vacancy to be filled in that affordable space they left.

But, there there is just not enough affordable housing stock to go around and  meet everyone’s needs, unfortunately.

City of Cambridge Community Development Department – ya’ll know who this is. COC is right across the river from Boston. Its an expensive town to live in, unless of course you get the cheap apartment, housing, affordable living space deal

Rental Applicant Pool (50-80% AMI) – Camb

Middle-Income Rental Program (80-120% AMI) – Camb

SEB – developers of affordable housing in Massachusetts

Affordable Rentals

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MCO Housing Services – a local government agency servicing West of Boston. Hey, how abot those CDC ( community development corporations.? They constructed all affordable housing in cities and towns. There are over 200 of them. We made a list of CDCs and added most of them to this web site, but the list is not complete. Go here to see the list and add more that you know of.

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Metro West Collaborative Development – a local non profit / government agency serving the well to do towns, including Brookline, Wellesly, Wayland, etc.
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Ready Renter program lets their fingers do the walking to find your next affordable rental.

MetroWest Housing Service coverage area

METROWEST Affordable Housing Staff have an innovative program going on. Its called Ready Renter.   They will TAKE you in and spend an hour on your personal rental search just for You.  You can use Section 8 or no. Call them at 617-923-3505 ext. 8. but if I were you,  I would CLICK HERE to download their application, and have it handy when you call. That way you are far ahead.

METROWEST is a  housing assistance organization placing people in affordable properties in the towns of  Hudson, Bolton, Littleton, Stow, Concord, Sudbury, Lincoln, Framingham, Natick, Weston, Wayland, Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Lexington, Bedford, Watertown, Belmont and Brookline.

MetroWest Housing Service coverage area
The towns covered by MetroWest Housing Services

FOUR More AFFORDABLE RENTALS came out since the least lead sheet was loaded onto our screens. See list below, click the Lottery Info Links to pull up papers.  .

Rental

1060 Belmont Street

Watertown

02420

Until Deadline

 

Application

Lottery Info

October 6, 2017

5:00 PM

Rental

11 on the Dot

11 Dorchester Street

South Boston

02127

September 25, 2017 –

October 4, 2017

 

Lottery Info

October 11, 2017

5:00 PM

Rental

450 Cambridge Street

Allston

02134

September 25, 2017 –

October 4, 2017

 

Lottery Info

October 11, 2017

5:00 PM

Rental

Keeler Farms

Lexington

02420

Until Deadline

 

Application

Lottery Info

October 13, 2017

5:00 PM

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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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Fresh lottery listing apartments in South Boston, Worcester and the cheap North End condos.

Fresh lottery listings. Rentals and Condos on sale.
End of the month August 2017

 


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Affordable apartments for rent in Jamaica Plain, Chelsea, Foxborough and more … Deadlines matter.

Get the file – Affordable Leads PDF

The July 12th 2017 lottery list is here and a few of the many affordable rental and ownership opportunities listed on it are:

MetroMark Apartments
3593-3615 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Atlas Lofts
88 Gerrish Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Edgewood Apartments
100 Taunton Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Lodge at Foxborough
400 Foxborough Blvd
Foxborough, MA 02035
The Preserve Apartments
100 Hilltop Drive
Walpole, MA
Franklin Commons
8 Gatehouse Lane
Franklin, MA 02038
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South Boston Condos for sale by lottery. 5 spacious units priced from $214,000 -$383k

Boston Income Restricted Homeownership Deal.

The CONDOS have 2 or 3 Bedrooms. your salary has to be at least $57,000 but less than $144,000 a year, depending on your household size. Each unit has salary restrictions. 


Get the papers for complete details.

Address
: 401-407 West First Street, South Boston.

Put in your application as soon as possible. 

Acceptance period is from July 5 to July 21.

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Winners are emerging in Boston’s hot affordable housing lottery scene and luck is a cool operator.

Winners are emerging in affordable housing lottery.

Draw a Black line around the Jackson Square Jamaica Plain area to a part of the South End, and from there into Uphams Corner and you would have encircled more than 100 reduced rent new apartments being offered to people seeking affordable housing income restricted rents  in Boston recently.

The demand for a shaved rent or mortgage deal is constant. It took a while for the City of Boston to kick into fairly high gear getting the word out about them. They probably have over 100,000 people on an email list getting the clicks when there is something to announce. We told you about their web site, right?

Now HousingWorks.net – does a good job getting subsidized offers out to people.  HW covers the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Housingworks doesn’t work direct with renters. No, they train advocates who in turn have access to an automated system that if you personally use it through an advocate, you can place one HousingWorks application into the System and have it automatically add your name to wait list at subsidized locations across the state.  Imagine that. One click and you go Poof! onto the waiting list of 10 units without licking a stamp.

These application opportunities require luck and patience for most. Of course, there are lottery offer situations where your special condition, age, or circumstance gets your number bumped up higher on the list than another persons.  PREFERENCES are at work here.

It is all about the numbers.

Talked to a guy the day the Tall Ships were in town. He works at a Capital One coffee shop. He entered a lottery in Chelsea for one of a limited number of condos in a particular building.  He won! There were 83 applicants in that resale contest.  I think he told me 11 were winners.

See there you have it. Anyone can be a winner.

And who among us wouldn’t clap for a barista to win.

See who won this Mass Lottery,

 

 

 

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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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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

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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.

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245 Sumner Street Income Restricted Apartment Lottery near HarborWalk

LOTTERY for apartments.  Applications are due very soon

Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA, and formerly known as the BRA) income restricted rental lottery for 5 apartments located at 245 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128. 

Available Rentals
view the Lottery Application Notes.

# of Units BR Size % Income Rent
4 2* 70% AMI $1,419
1 3 70% AMI $1,597

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Handicap accessible unit available

Maximum Income Limits

Household 

Size

70% AMI
1 $48,100
2 $54,950
3 $61,850
4 $68,700
5 $74,200
6 $79,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The building is located at 245 Sumner Street, East Boston., MA 02128. The property is located in East Boston’s waterfront Jeffries Point neighborhood, right down the street from the Maverick Blue Line T stop and the East Boston Harborwalk.  245 Sumner will include 34 new luxury residences.  There will be a total of 5 income restricted rentals.

All apartments come with one garage parking space included with the rent.

You can request an application be emailed to you from February 21st – March 3rd by clicking on the “Request the Application Here”

 

Lottery Process

  1. Applications will be made available for a 10 day period.  Applications will be made available by email, in person during the scheduled distribution dates/times, or by US mail.
  2. Applicants must fill out the BPDA application completely and mail back to our offices.   Applicants will then automatically be entered into the lottery.
  3. Maloney Properties will then conduct a lottery and each applicant will be assigned a lottery number (lottery #1 being first).
  4. We will then show the available apartments based on the lottery number and preferences.

         The lottery preferences in order:

  1. Preference for disabled household for 1 ADA unit. There will be a preference for disabled household for the handicap accessible unit. These units are built out for applicants with mobility impairments.
  2. Boston Residents:  Boston resident shall mean any individual whose principal residence, where he or she permanently and normally eats, sleeps and maintains his or her normal personal and household effects, is in the City of Boston. Required Documentation:A minimum of two (2) utility bills from separate companies dated within 60 days of application from electric, oil cable gas or telephone. Additional documentation may be required. <<<– this sucks! Many people live in Boston where someone else gets the UTIL bill.
  3. Minimum Household Size of at least one person per bedroom:  Applicants with 2 or more household members will receive preference for the 2 bedroom apartment

 

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