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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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Advance Notice about very low income affordable apartments in Chelsea and Boston looking for applicants

May 4th– From: HousingWorks Boston

four openings:
May 7th in Chelsea:  Acadia Apartments will offer   1BR, 2BR, and 3BR  units for extremely low income applicants. THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE SOMETIME ON MAY 7.

*Chelsea is a lottery,*

May 14th in Roxbury:  Bancroft Apartments will offer 2BR, 3BR, and 4BR units for very low income applicants.

Bancroft is Not a Lottery!!

You can download the typeable application for this property at:


(you can also apply to other properties out of this same office using the same application, and *some* of the other waitlists are also for low income applicants; )

THIS APPLICATION WILL GO ONLINE ON MAY 7 at 10: AM.  This is *NOT* a lottery,

Whoever mails or gets the applications in first will be first on the waitlist – if their application is totally complete!


You can download the typeable application for this property at:
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May 14th in Dorchester:  Washington Columbia I Apartments will offer  1BR and 2BR units for very low income applicants.


This is *NOT* a lottery, so whoever mails or gets the applications in first will be higher up the list – if their application is totally complete!

You can download the typeable application at:
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New apartment at Williams Street Roxbury development is for rent at $1,448 mo. to income restricted.

9 Williams Street Roxbury

Affordable Apartment in 2BR configuration for special needs/ disabled persons is accepting applications for the  9 Williams Street Roxbury near Dudley Nubian Square development.


There are  30 mixed-income apartment residences there.  The address has commercial space and apartments in studio, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedroom configurations with oversized windows, abundant natural lighting, high ceilings, hardwood floors, community space and bicycle storage ….

The lottery opened a while ago. A new lottery for just one unit opened this month

Today, 4/27 ONE 2BR unit is accepting applications for rent of  $1,448 per month.

Of the thirty units, 21 residences were designated affordable, and nine are offered at market rates. Click the lottery application link below and apply before the deadline.

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
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Roxbury Innovation Center starts teaching the ropes.

When you can get 15 minutes or longer from a  business investor over coffee to talk about your cool business idea its a good thing. Dudley Square Roxbury, Ma has a place for you to meet that investor. Named the Roxbury Innovation Center (RIC) located inside the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building where the Boston Public School Department has its headquarters, the RIC is open for business. It seeks to attract residents of Roxbury who have business ideas which if they launch and reach escape velocity, you could be the employer that hires more Roxbury residents, and the mayor’s office really wants you to do that.

Surely you don’t have to be a Roxbury resident to participate there because after all, it was built with public funds, however, if you are a member of the minority community of Roxbury the unit was put there thinking of you. The Seaport has their innovation district, now why not Roxbury, Upram’s Corner and the Fairmont District.  The ultimate goal of the innovation district in Roxbury is to create companies that become big enough to hire neighbors.

But don’t look for investors to come running at you, standing in line and so on. Naw, you gotta earn that kind of reputation, then they will.

The Venture Cafe is the unit at the RIC programming the entrepreneurial stuff.

“We’re looking forward to working with the community to create a space for experimentation and conversation that highlights all of the innovation and entrepreneurship happening locally, and connects to resources that make ideas and businesses grow faster,” said Kevin Wiant, Executive Director of the Venture Café.

Wiant and partner have the 5-year contract to operate the Roxbury Innovation Center in Dudley Square They’ve been around the wheel doing it before.  Near South Station on Boston Harbor he manages the District Hall building which is home and host to a number of innovation networking and workshop events including Boston’s first Quantified Self Summit sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and others.

So how important is 15 minutes? An appearance on the network show Shark Tank last about that long and winners take away hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Practice that elevator pitch and see what happens when you meet your first investor!

Read more about the Roxbury Innovation Center Here