400 Dorchester St.

400 Dorchester St.

400 Dorchester St. BPDA Income Restricted Apartment rental in South Boston. These luxury apartment were were newly constructed in 2021 and consists of 35 units which feature natural sunlight spectacular city views. Each unit consists of Unit Laundry, Central Air, and Top of the line finishes. The amenities of the building include a large common roof deck with 360 degree views of the city. The roof deck amenities include gas fireplaces, large fire pit, Tv, bar area, and double grilling station. Conveniently located within blocks to public transportation, highway access, parks/beaches, South Bay shopping center, Seaport District and All Of Southie's hottest new shops, bars and restaurants.


Controlled Access
Maintenance on site
24 Hour Access
Public Transportation
Multi Use Room
Bicycle Storage
Roof Top Deck

outdoor roof top deck with patio area and gas grills


South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. South Boston, colloquially known as ‘Southie” by locals. South Boston, is one of the area’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods. A strong sense of tradition lives on here: locals remain intensely devoted to Boston sports teams and celebrate holidays with ornate parades and displays of pride. Long stretches of beaches and a historical waterfront park along Dorchester Bay make South Boston attractive to nature-lovers, long distance runners, and families alike. Living in South Boston gives residents the feeling of what it truly means to be from Boston. There is so much to love about the Southie neighborhood. From watching your favorite sports team at a local pub with passion and loyalty to a quick commute to the downtown area. Local residents also love taking strolls down William Day Boulevard and taking in the view at the South Boston shoreline. This urban neighborhood is known for its strong traditions, history, and sense of community. Residents love being close to downtown Boston with tons of nearby amenities. The neighborhood’s unique accessibility to the airport, ocean, downtown, and major highways give it an easy appeal, but there’s also plenty happening to keep you in the neighborhood too.


Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for 400 Dorchester St. are processed on a first come, first served basis, as apartments become available.

If there is no current availability, applications are added to the waiting list and initially reviewed upon receipt to ensure completion and proper documentation only. Applications will then be reviewed for eligibility when they are reached on the waiting list.

Applicants will be emailed upon receipt of their application and upon each application review. Please check your email regularly. 


400 Dorchester St. is a mixed-income community offering BPDA affordable apartment rentals. Eligibility and income restrictions apply. Find current availability and income limits in the table below.

Minimum income limits apply unless the household receives mobile housing assistance (including, but not limited to: VASH, Section 8 and MRVP).

  • Program: Boston and Planning Development Agency (BPDA)
  • Number of income-restricted apartments: 35
  • Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments:  
  • Maximum Income limits: 70% AMI
  • Asset limit: $75,000
    Asset Limits do not include retirement but do include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants. For households in which all members are over 65, the asset limit is $250,000 (including retirement).
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BPDA Income Limits for 2023

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$72,730$83,120$93,510$103,900$114,290$124,680$155,850
2 Person $83,160$95,040$106,920$118,800$130,680$142,560$178,200
3 Person$93,520$106,880$120,240$133,600$146,960 $160,320$200,400
4 Person$103,880$118,720$133,560$148,400$163,240$178,080$222,600
5 Person$112,210$128,240$144,270$160,300$176,330$192,360$240,450
6 Person$120,540$137,760$154,980$172,200$189,420$206,640$258,300


The next step is to request a rental application, and then complete and submit your application. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is no current vacancy, you’ll be added to our waitlist in the order received.

Free language assistance is available for those whose primary language is not English or have limited English proficiency. For more information or reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact us.


How is my income calculated?
The household income is calculated based on the gross income of the household. Commissions, bonuses and other regular payments are included and considered part of the gross annual income.

I didn’t file taxes last year. What do I need to provide?
Individuals or households who did not file taxes must provide a verification of non-filing from the IRS in lieu of a tax return. To obtain the verification of non-filing, applicants should fill out a 4506-T form and file it by mail or hand-deliver it to an IRS office. The IRS will mail back a letter of verification which must be provided with the income materials given to the marketing agent. See the IRS website to download a 4506-T form.

I received a pay raise between the time I picked up an application and the time I was income certified and now I am over the income limit. What do I do?
Income is calculated at the time the applicant submits an application to the lottery agent, not during the application process or at the time of the lottery. Eligibility must be maintained from the time of the application pick up until after income certification verification. Unfortunately, if an applicant’s income is over the income limit, the applicant will not be eligible for the particular unit for which they applied.

I have children in school/college, how does this affect my application?
Income from children in school/college under the age of 18 is not considered towards the income of the household.

Are student loans considered income?
Student loans are not considered income and may not be used to income qualify.

I am separated from my spouse, does this affect my application?
Legally married couples shall both be considered part of the household, even if separated. Applicants with additional questions regarding this policy must speak with the marketing agent/seller.

I would like to appeal a decision regarding income eligibility. How do I appeal? Applicants who are rejected will receive a rejection letter in writing and will be given 7 days for the opportunity to appeal the decision.


What utilities are included in the rent? Water

Is the stove electric or gas? 

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes. In-unit

Is parking available? 

Is storage available? 

What is the pet policy? 

Is there a monthly pet fee? 

What is due at Lease Signing ?  1st month and 1 month security deposit


If you have questions about this property, please contact us.

Tel: (781) 943-0200 x 798 – US Relay 711