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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

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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.


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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.

HOUSING WORKS UPDATES
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
  • UPDATED WAITLISTS THAT JUST OPENED:
  • 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:
Families
Individuals
Elders
Persons of any age with various disabilities
Veterans

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Studio apartments and affordable 1BR-4BR units are Income restricted in Boston and MA

Obtain quality affordable apartment leads and information about apartment lotteries here. We’re updating the studio apartment, 1BR – 3BR rental apartments and affordable single family homes lists.

** Most units are provided by competitive income-restricted lottery **

Visit our Download shelf to obtain the sales sheets, locations and instructions for file applications.

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Brand new Fenway Park Luxury Apartments use this lease contract language.

Van Ness interior

These are excepts of the the apartment rental lease language in rental contracts offered by most Boston luxury apartment buildings for tenants who are going to rent one.  The lease for subsidized or the  affordable rental units set aside may possibly be different.

LEASE EXCEPT
Residence: Up to 24 months of rental history may be verified on present and previous residence. A positive record ofprompt monthly payment, sufficient notice, and no damages is expected. For applicants who are homeowners, permission must be granted to verify payment history with the bank or lending institution.
Credit Report: An unsatisfactory credit report can disqualify an applicant from renting an apartment at this community. An unsatisfactory credit report is one that reflects past or current bad debts, late payments or unpaid bills, liens, judgments or bankruptcies. If an applicant is rejected for poor credit history, the applicant will be given the name, address and telephone number of the credit reporting agency that provided the credit report (but not be told the content of the credit report). An applicant rejected for unsatisfactory credit is encouraged to obtain a copy of the credit report from the credit reporting agency, correct any erroneous information that may be on the report, and resubmit an application to this community.
Employment/Income: Stable employment record and income verification shall be required. In order for an applicant to be approved, he/she must generally earn on a gross monthly basis a minimum of two times the gross monthly leased rent. Acceptable income verification if required may include: a paystub; a letter from the employer; the most recent W-2 form; or, for self-employed or non-employed applicants, a copy of the most recent tax return or certified verification from his/her company accountant or from a bank showing a balance sufficient to pay rent for 24 months.

Criminal Background: Grounds for rejection of an applicant or occupant may include, but are not limited to, any felony conviction or arrest record. We also do not lease to applicants with certain misdemeanor arrests and convictions.

Verification is through state public records.

Co-signers / Guarantors In the event a co-signer/guarantor is required, he/she must complete an Application for Occupancy and meet all income
and qualifying standards. A co-signer/guarantor will be fully responsible for the Lease Agreement if the occupying resident(s) default.
Subletting Subletting is prohibited at this community …..]

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