7INK provides an all inclusive living experience designed to bring more convenience, community and connection to everyday life. 7 Ink consists of compact studio units and co-living units, which have private bedrooms but shared living areas and kitchen areas. For the co-living units (SRO units), there will be shared kitchen/living areas within the unit. For co-living units, the property management staff will use a tenant matching software to pair up prospective residents based on shared interests.
Video of a Co-Living (SRO) Unit
Please note all remaining units are Co-Living units. These units consist of 2 to 4 room apartments and you would be matched with other tenants. Please review further details in the eligibility section.
7 Ink also offers bi-weekly apartment cleaning, high-speed internet, TV/Streaming Services, and a move-in kit with kitchen basics.
All utilities included
TV and streaming service included
Bi-weekly apartment cleaning
Move-in kit with kitchen basics
Sunken living room
Community kitchen and dining
Team work rooms
Solo work pods
Skyline Lounge and Roof Deck
Back Yard Patio
Enjoy the ideal South End location of Ink Block-
Steps from the city’s top dining destinations, galleries, shops, boutique fitness centers and next door to Underground at Ink Block, an award-winning urban art park. Ink Block's shops include Fuji, Bar Mezzana, Sweetgreen, Yellow Door Taqueria, Turnstyle Cycle, Capital One Café/Peet’s Coffee, CorePower Yoga, AC Hotel by Marriott and Whole Foods Market.
96 Walker’s Paradise
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FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS
Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for 7Ink 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
7Ink 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)
- Maximum Income Limits: 70% (Area Median Income)
- Asset Limit: $75,000 Asset Limits do not include retirement but does include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants.
Please Review Before Applying
There was a lottery for 31 income-restricted rental units. We have exhausted the lottery list for the remaining Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units. We are now advertising the rooms on a First Come, First Serve basis. For the co-living units (also known as Single Room Occupancy “SRO” units), there will be shared kitchen/living areas within the unit. For co-living units, the property management staff will use a tenant matching software called “Room Sync” to pair up prospective residents based on shared interests. All units at 7 Ink are furnished apartments with all utilities included! 7 Ink also offers bi-weekly apartment cleaning, high-speed internet, TV/Streaming Services, and a move-in kit with kitchen basics.
Current Rental Availability
|Property||# Beds||Rent||Minimum Income||Income Limit (AMI)||Units Available||Accessible Units|
|105 Washington Residences||1-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)||$1,559||$46,770||70%||1||1 unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|The Bon||Micro 2-Bedroom||$2,638||$79,140||120%||1||0|
|Cable Mills||2-Bedroom Condo||$185,000 (Purchase Price)||-||80%||1||0|
|Waterstone of Lexington||1-Bedroom (Assisted Living)||$3,915||1-Person HH - $58,725, 2-Person HH - $67,125||80%||2||0|
|Waterstone of Lexington||1-Bedroom (Independent Living - Rent)||$2,983.33||$59,666.60||80%||9||0|
|Waterstone of Lexington||2-Bedroom (Independent Living - Rent)||$3,356.67||$67,133.20||80%||5||0|
|Haywood House||1-Bedroom (Age-Restricted - 62+ all members of household)||$1,929||57,870||99%||5||0|
|Gateway at Millis||1-Bedroom||$2,221||$66,630||80%||1||0|
|Gateway at Millis||2-Bedroom||$2,472||$74,160||80%||1||0|
|176 - 178 Washington||1 - Bedroom||$2,004||$60,120||80%||1||0|
BPDA Income Limits for 2023
|Household Size||70% AMI||80% AMI||90% AMI||100% AMI||110% AMI||120% AMI||150% AMI|
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
Is the stove electric or gas? Electric
Is the washer/dryer included? Communal Laundry Room; Self pay.
Is parking available? No Parking Available.
Is storage available? No
What is the pet policy? Pets are allowed in the individual units. Pets are not allowed in the SRO units.
Is there a monthly pet fee? No