Lottery Announced for 37 Affordable Apartments at Olmsted Place

The Boston Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday announced a lottery for 37 affordable apartments in Olmsted Place, a luxury complex overlooking Leverett Pond and Olmsted Park.

The development has been a center of controversy, including a lawsuit by the JP Neighborhood Council that led to the developer creating a $150,000 mitigation fund. That money will be split between two JP non-profits, with most of it going to City Life/Vida Urbana to aid in tenant organizing.

The market-rate units at Olmsted Place begin at $2,600 a month, according to the development’s website.

Below is the announcement from the BRA, including important details on income limits and how to apply.

Olmsted Place

161 South Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain MA

Affordable Housing Lottery

37 New Affordable Apartments For Rent

# of Units

Type

Approx. Sizes

(sq ft)

Rent* (and number of units)

Income Limit for each unit

4

Studio

526 to 564

$915 (1), $1,068 (2), $1,221 (1)

60% (1), 70% (2),

80% (1)

23

1BR

655 to 796

$1,068 (3), $1,246 (13), $1,424 (3),

$1,602 (3), $1,781 (1)

60% (3), 70% (13), 80% (3), 90% (3),

80% to 100% (1)

9

2BR

916 to 1,042

$1,221 (1), $1,424 (5), $1,628 (1), $1,831 (2)

60% (1), 70% (5),

80% (1), 90% (2)

1

3BR

1,323

$1,602

70%

*Rent is subject to change when the BRA publishes the annual rents.

 

The Maximum Income Limits for Households for the 60% AMI units are as follows:

1 Person – $41,350; 2 Person – $47,300; 3 Person – $53,200; 4 Person – $59,100

The Maximum Income Limits for Households for the 70% AMI units are as follows:

1 Person $48,250; 2 Person $55,150; 3 Person $62,050; 4 Person $68,950; 5 person $74,450; 6 person $80,000

The Maximum Income Limits for Households for the 80% AMI units are as follows:

1 Person – $55,150; 2 Person – $63,050; 3 Person – $70,900; 4 Person – $78,800

The Maximum Income Limits for Households for the 90% AMI units are as follows:

1 Person – $62,050; 2 Person – $70,900; 3 Person – $79,800; 4 Person – $88,650

The Maximum Income Limits for Households for the 100% AMI 1BR unit are as follows:

1 Person – $68,950; 2 Person – $78,800

*Income Limits subject to change when the BRA publishes the annual Income Limits

From July 14th to July 24th applications can be requested by phone (617.782.6900) or email (seb.housing@gmail.com).  Applications may also be picked up at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (12 Sedgwick Street, Jamaica Plain) Tuesday July 14rd (1 pm to 6 pm) and Thursday July 16th (4 pm to 8 pm) and Saturday July 18th (10 AM to 2 PM)

Completed Applications can be dropped off to SEB Offices between 10 AM to 4 PM on August 3rd and August 4th.

The deadline for application drop off at the SEB Office is 4 pm on August 4th, 2015.

Completed applications can also be mailed to the SEB Office but must be postmarked by August 4th, 2015.

The SEB Office is on 165 Chestnut Hill Ave #2, Brighton, MA 02135.

 

Selection by lottery.

Asset, Use & Occupancy Restrictions apply.

Minimum income limits apply.

Disabled households have preference for 5 accessible and 2 hearing-impaired units.

Preference for Boston Residents.

Preference for Households with at least one person per bedroom.

Olmsted Place is a smoke free community

 

For more information or reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, call 617.782.6900