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48 affordable housing rentals come to market in Roxbury

Walker Park Apartments – NEW THIS WEEK
67 & 80 Walnut Park, Roxbury, MA 02119

49 units apartment units for rent, various sizes. You may  request an application via email at

To apply for an apartment, request the application from

Applications are available 06/04/2018 through 07/06/2018.

Applications may be picked up in person from the Management Office at 9 Wardman Road-Rear, Roxbury, MA 02119

Weekdays: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Evenings: Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Informational Meeting 1: 06/06/2018, 6:00 PM (Wednesday)
Urban Edge, 1542 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA
Informational Meeting 2: 06/20/2018, 6:30 PM (Wednesday)
BCYF, 200 D Street, Boston, MA

Income and Assets limits apply. *Income minimums apply unless household has housing subsidy.

Preferences apply: 5 accessible units (3 mobility impairments, 2 vision impairments and deaf/hard of hearing)

Boston residency preference for 70% (34) of units, 5 units set aside for homeless households, 8 project-based MRVP units

Use and Occupancy Restrictions apply: Minimum 1 per bedroom-

Reasonable Accommodations made

Walker Park is a smoke-free community

For more info or reasonable accommodations, call WinnResidential at (617) 989-0168 / TTY/TDD: (800) 439-2370

For info about MRVP and units for households transitioning from homelessness, call HomeStart at (617) 542-0338

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Affordable housing list where applications are wanted.

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Lottery announcement. Apply to rent or buy affordable units before deadlines. Click links to get the applications and apply as soon as you can for best chances to win.  This list came out the week of April 26, 2018. Look for new list 10 days from today to be posted here. Source references are attached within the links.


Father Bill’s & MainSpring   – has one wheel chair accessible unit for  VETERANS, with kitchenette, full dining, shared bathroom 741 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

Chelmsford Woods Phase II
267 Littleton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824

  • Applications Available: Until Deadline
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM
  • Lottery Info

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

Whalom Luxury Apartments
250 Whalom Road, Lunenburg, MA 01462

Link 480
480 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

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Here are the maximum rent prices charged for income-restricted housing

The chart shows maximum allowable  rents and purchase prices  for affordable property. If your current housing cost is 30 to 35% of your monthly income you have affordable housing already.

The AMI or area median income is $68,000 per person per year. When income is less than 100% AMI see the reduction in prices to pay. Section 8 and other subsidies reduces the income requirement further.

On mobile screens click and slide the chart to make it larger.

BOSTON maximum rents charged to income-restricted real estate

You need an application to enter a housing lottery. Sign-up for our lottery update by email service.

DOWNLOAD this lottery application from a closed Jamaica Plain apartment lottery to see lottery forms.


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Here’s what affordable housing means.

Subtotal your monthly expenses for these housing costs:

– rent or mortgage
– utilities
– taxes
– insurance and etc.

If it is equal to or less than 30% of your income, you are paying an “Affordable” rate for housing.

If you make $1,000 a month in income, $325/mo rent is too much.

Typically, the phrase “affordable housing” means any housing where the total housing costs are affordable (cost no more than 30% of income) for a family that earns no more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

In Greater Boston, 80% of AMI for a family of 2 is $51,400. For a family 4 it is $64,200.