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February – March 2018 APARTMENT LOTTERY LEADS INFO and Section 8 Waitlists.

Apartment lottery rental applications and affordable home leads.  For Boston and Massachusetts towns where applications are available to file today or where you can get on WaitList.   Openings are in Boston, Needham, Hyde Park, Wakefield, Plainville and many others places.  You can file Feb 2018. Some deadlines will close in March 2018.    The package also contains  a Section 8 waitlist report, a directory of mixed-income developments, options for seniors and the physically handicapped.

Click for the package.

You can download apartment lottery applications

Click for the package.

These properties can only be rented or purchased by people who are income qualified. MOST PEOPLE WILL QUALIFY after reviewing the applications.  FORMAT:  PDF.


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These three multi-unit apartment building lottery offers are open for applicants today.

Boston City Hall is a big booster of Apartment Lotteries and Affordable Housing offers. The Metrolist organizes current offers.

Click the “lottery info” buttons to pull up papers you must file before apartment or homesale lottery listed deadlines.

Minot Apartments

11 Minot Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

• Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Lottery Info


Bethany Apartments

369 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339

• Applications Available: Until Deadline

• Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Lottery Info; Lottery Application


Gateway North

700 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01902

• Applications Available: Until Deadline

• Applications Deadline: January 26. 2018

Lottery Info, Lottery Application


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Sonoma Maple Schuyler apartments near Franklin Park Dot have vacancies

Sonoma in Dor

Applications are being accepted for Studio, 1BR,2BR,3RB and 4BR apartment vacancies.
For 1 person up to 8 person  households

For incomes of $21,700 per year up to $68,8256 per year

Sonoma Maple Schuyler Apartments
1 Maple Court
Dorchester, MA 02121

Applications are available at:

Place: Grove Hall Public Library
: 800-545-1833 (ext 854)

Applications are being made available until December, 29, 201
Apply by January 2, 2018
Lottery will be held January 11th, 2018



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Where 6,000 Boston AirBnB rental and short corporate properties squeeze out neighborhood renters.

6000 AirBnB rentals in Boston

Colleen Fitzpatrick at the Fenway Community Development Corporation held an informative AirBnB public forum on October 17th.

Download our latest Lottery Lead Package dated Oct 28th for new chances to win.

The problem is as many see it, properties owner greed and expenses are covered by AirBnb and  Corporations when they pay owners top dollars per day for properties reliable tenants have been renting for years. Tenant leases terminate, prices rise, or the leases are not renewed, so out they go and in comes AirBnb and Corporate guests.

Its a vicious circle.


The City of Boston benefits because real estate taxes rises. Property owners benefits from more revenue. Renters are screwed.

For very low income renters.

  • The  9 Williams St  lottery opens Oct 16th. Click that link for NOVEM?BER  lotteries including those that are Open Enrollment all year long.

    The Williams Street  property has 3 one-bedroom units for extremely low income households. It also has a small number of Affordable units for those who have vouchers.

  • NEW APPLICATIONS and OPEN WAITLISTS in Cambridge, Mansfield, Worcester, Boston, Swampscott and more
  • Housing Works updated thouands of Section 8 an public housing Wait List in their database.( CLICK) This database to search by Zip Code  yourself.Does the HousingWorks Online Database include all affordable housing opportunities.  Answer: No, but it includes most all  Public Housing, and Section 8 rental property in Massachusetts where you pay 30% of  your income for rent, if you have an approved housing voucher.
  • How can you apply for a voucher to pay 30% of  your income on rent?
    Click here to get yours.


What does Housing Works Do?
ans: it is a system that automates your search. You have to be willing to complete a 7 page application on paper. Then, a “housing advocate,” these are special people or organizations with the authority to use the Housing Works System, will input your material.  From that point, your chance of getting on WaitList for Section 8 properties is greatly enhanced.   Does it guarantee you will find what you ware looking for. No.

Who are Housing Advocates?
ans:  Most community development organizations are or can hook you up with one.  [ see a list ]. Others are social workers and government contract specific housing adjusters.

Most of these waitlists are subsidized lists – where you pay:   30% of income!

Depending on the Authority or Property, these lists are open to:
Persons of any age with various disabilities

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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

Affordable Homeownership

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.

affordable Rentals

Affordable Homeownership

Metro West Collaborative Development – a local non profit / government agency serving the well to do towns, including Brookline, Wellesly, Wayland, etc.
Affordable RentalsAffordable Homeownership
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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.  .


1060 Belmont Street



Until Deadline



Lottery Info

October 6, 2017

5:00 PM


11 on the Dot

11 Dorchester Street

South Boston


September 25, 2017 –

October 4, 2017


Lottery Info

October 11, 2017

5:00 PM


450 Cambridge Street



September 25, 2017 –

October 4, 2017


Lottery Info

October 11, 2017

5:00 PM


Keeler Farms



Until Deadline



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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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.

: 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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Click to Get the Papers