525 Linc

525 Lincoln Street Allston, MA 02134

525 Linc is a six-story building at the corner of Lincoln Street and Cambridge Street that offers a mix of 10 compact studios & 80, 3- and 4-bedroom units. The 3- and 4-bedroom apartments contain 269 residential "single room occupancy" (SRO) suites rented by the bedroom and share the unit common space with other by-the-bedroom unit renters. 46 of these units and 2 compact studios are designated 'income restricted' and will be rented to households earning at or less than the 70% Area Median Income (AMI) and 100% AMI. Imagine an all-access pass to a built-in community: a place where people want to connect. Skip the stress of utility bills and furniture shopping, at 525 Linc, it’s all included. You’ve got a lot to navigate; moving should be easy and apartment living should be uncomplicated.

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FEATURES

Elevator
Bike Storage
Garage Parking (additional fees apply)
Furnished Apartments
All Utilities Included (with high-speed internet)
Fitness Center
BlueBikes Station
Community Kitchen & Work Room
Outdoor Patio
EV Chargers
Work-From-Home Lounge
Rooftop Deck

NEIGHBORHOOD

525 Linc was built for easy living – that’s why our Allston location is minutes from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard Business School, the Boston Landing commuter rail stop and the Packards Corner Green Line stop. Close to Trader Joe’s, bars, restaurants, music venues and everything else that makes Allston Allston.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for 525 Linc 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. 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY / AVAILABILITY & ELIGIBILITY

525 Linc 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).

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 Compact Studios: 2
  • Number of Income-Restricted SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Units: 46
  • Apartment Sizes: Compact Studio, Co-Living 3-Bedroom Suite, Co-Living 4-Bedroom Suite
  • Income-Restricted, ADA-Accessible Apartments: Two, 4-Bedroom Suite units (8 rooms) built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; One Compact Studio Unit & One, 3-Bedroom Suite unit (3 rooms) built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Maximum Income Limits: 70% AMI; 100% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset Limits: $75,000 (70% AMI); $100,000 (100% AMI)

Asset Limits do not include retirement but do include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants.

 

As a project developed under the City of Boston’s Compact Living Policy Pilot, 525 Linc residents will not be allowed to obtain residential parking permits. They will be notified of this before signing a lease by Management. Per the Policy, “Developers of projects with Compact Living units must notify prospective residents about the inability to obtain residential parking permits before signing a lease or purchasing a unit.”

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
Marquee2-Bedroom $1,879$45,09680%10
The Avens 1-Bedroom$2,233$66,99080%30
Bremen 282 3 Bedroom (Artist-Certified Only Unit) $1,678$50,34060% 10
The BonMicro 2-Bedroom $2,792$83,760.00120%10
Jefferson Station2-Bedroom$2,452$73,56080%10
Ellington2-Bedroom $1,943$58,29080%10
Lux1-Bedroom$1,855$55,65080%30
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & Section 8)30% of IncomeNone8%82 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & MRVP)30% of IncomeNone30%50
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & MRVP)30% of IncomeNone50%50
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC Only)$1,510$2,07860%262 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; 3 Units built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Emery FlatsStudio $1,909$57,27080%21 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The CALA1-Bedroom (Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit)--50%1 Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit0
The CALA1-Bedroom (Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit)--80%1 Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit0
The CALA2-Bedroom (Certified Artist-Only Unit)$1,852$55,56080%1 Certified Artist-Only Unit0
Orchards1-Bedroom$2,095$50,28080%10
Orchards2-Bedroom$2,354$56,49680%20
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%10
Halstead Burlington2-Bedroom$2,600$70,20080%10
South Standard 2-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$3,500$84,000150% 11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$63,63080%41 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,325$69,75080%50
525 Linc1 SRO Room in Co-Living 3-Bedroom Suite$1,549$46,470100%50
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%20
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%10
Reserve at BurlingtonStudio$1,942$51,26980%10

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

NEXT STEPS

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.

Email: 525Linc@MaloneyPropertries.com Phone: (617) 639-3064 Ext 792 | US Relay 711

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.

INCOME & ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS / FAQ

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.

PROPERTY & COMMUNITY QUESTIONS / FAQ

Property Questions:

What are the move-in fees? First month’s rent, $150 Lock & Key Fee, and $500 security deposit (for standard acceptance) or full month’s rent deposit & last month’s rent deposit (for conditional acceptance).

What utilities are included in the rent? Electricity (cooking & heating/cooling), water/sewer, & internet. Tenants are responsible for cable (optional). Gas is not a utility at this property.

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric.

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

Is parking available? 30 garage parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for an additional $350/month.

As a project developed under the City of Boston’s Compact Living Policy Pilot, 525 Linc residents will not be allowed to obtain residential parking permits. They will be notified of this before signing a lease by Management. Per the Policy, “Developers of projects with Compact Living units must notify prospective residents about the inability to obtain residential parking permits before signing a lease or purchasing a unit.”

Is storage available? Additional storage is not included nor available to rent/purchase.

What is the pet policy? Pets are not allowed.

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

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