Allston Labworks

280 Western Avenue Allston, MA 02134

Surrounded by Allston's eclectic culture and thriving art scene, Allston Labworks will provide life science companies and the greater Allston community with new creative outlets for exploration and self-expression, including state-of-the-art research facilities, residential and retail opportunities, and more than an acre of public open space.

Dedicated learning labs and programming across campus offer the community new ways to channel their passion, creativity, and drive. Located along Lower Allston's Western Avenue, Allston Labworks supports the area's emerging innovation corridor and continues the expansion of Boston's globally-recognized cluster. 9 of the 35 residential units are designated as income-restricted, and will be rented to households making at or below 60% Area Median Income (AMI), 70% AMI, 80% AMI, & 90% AMI.


Garage Parking (additional fees apply)
On-Site Storage (additional fees apply)
Bike Storage
Common Rooftop Terrace
Conference Room
Resident Lounge
Common Dining Area
1.1 Acres of Public Open Space
Artists' Way (studio and art gallery spaces in the community)
Pet Spa


Allston is one of Boston's most active and diverse neighborhoods. The area's expanding life science corridor along Western Avenue is surrounded by ethnic restaurants, popular watering holes, and cultural destinations celebrating the local character of Allston. Allston Labworks is located near a variety of amenities, including but not limited to Accessible Buses 70, 70a and 86 from Western Avenue at Riverdale Street to Waltham, Chestnut Hill Mall and Cambridge (0.1 mile), Boston Landing Station (Framingham – Worcester Commuter Rail) (0.5 mi), St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (1.6 miles), Mount Auburn Hospital (1.6 miles), Honan- Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library (0.5 miles), Brighton Resource Center (0.2 miles), Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center (0.3 miles)


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: 9 (Two, 70% Studio Units, One, 70% 1-Bedroom Unit, One, 70% 2-Bedroom Unit, One, 60% 3-Bedroom Unit, Two, 70% 3-Bedroom Unit, One, 80% 3-Bedroom Unit, & One, 90% 3-Bedroom Unit)
  • Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, & 3-Bedroom
  • Income-Restricted, ADA-Accessible Apartments: 2 (One, 70% Studio Unit & One, 70% 1-Bedroom Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
  • Maximum Income Limit: 60% AMI, 70% AMI, 80% AMI, & 90% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset Limits: $75,000 (60% AMI & 70% AMI); $100,000 (80% AMI & 90% AMI)

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

Income and rent limits are determined by the BPDA on an annual basis. To find out more about the current year’s limits, please visit this link.


Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
The Avens 1-Bedroom$2,233$66,99080%30
Bremen 282 3 Bedroom (Artist-Certified Only Unit) $1,678$50,34060% 10
Bremen 282 Studio (ADA-MH Unit)$1,330$39,90070% 11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Bremen 282 Studio (ADA-MH Unit)$2,000$60,00060% 11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
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
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
Tidewater 2-Bedroom $ 2,463$73,89080%10
Allston LabworksStudio$1,330$47,88070%21 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Allston Labworks1-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,559$56,12470%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Allston Labworks2-Bedroom$1,766$63,57670%10
Allston Labworks3-Bedroom$1,678$60,40860%10
Allston Labworks3-Bedoom$1,978$71,20870%20
Allston Labworks3-Bedroom$2,280$82,08080%10
Allston Labworks3-Bedroom$2,580$92,88090%10
365 Western AvenueStudio$930$27,90050%31 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
365 Western Avenue1-Bedroom$1,091$32,73050%10
365 Western Avenue2-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,499$44,97060%11 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
365 Western Avenue1-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,559$46,77070%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
365 Western AvenueStudio$1,932$57,96080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)20
365 Western Avenue1-Bedroom$2,261$67,83080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)10
365 Western Avenue2-Bedroom$2,567$77,01080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)10
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
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%10
Woburn Heights, Phase 21-Bedroom (2 ADA-M Units)$2,019$60,57080%22 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Woburn Heights, Phase 22-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$2,420$72,60080%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
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 Burlington1-Bedroom $2,219$58,58280%20
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


The next step is to request a lottery application, and then complete and submit your application by the deadline. 

APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PERIOD: April 1, 2024 – April 17, 2024


Register for the Friday, April 12 12pm Information Session Here

To download a pdf application to be mailed, faxed or dropped off, please visit this link

Email: Phone: (617) 639-3064 Ext 733 | 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.


Applications will be distributed between the dates stated above. Applications will be made available online, by mail, and in-person during the scheduled distribution times. Applicants that prefer to submit a hard copy of the application (versus the online application) are required to mail the completed application back to Maloney Properties, Inc. The application must be postmarked on or before the application deadline date. Applications will also be accepted by email.

1. Applicants who submit a complete application by the deadline will then be entered into the lottery.

2. All applicants will receive an application number.

3. The application number is used for the lottery to keep the identity of applicants confidential.

4. Maloney Properties will then conduct a lottery and each applicant will then be assigned a lottery number (lottery #1 being first).

5. Following the lottery, we will then show the units to the top applicants based on the lottery number and preferences. At this stage, we will begin to request supporting documentation (paystubs, bank statements, taxes, etc.).

Please note that entry in the Lottery Drawing does not constitute qualification or eligibility. Applicant’s eligibility will be determined post lottery.


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.


When is the lottery?
The lottery date will not be scheduled until after the application deadline. The lottery is scheduled and the lottery date is typically held 4-5 weeks after the application deadline. All applicants will receive notification of the date, time, and location of the lottery, as well as their application number. The lottery will be open to the public.

Do I have to attend the lottery?
No. All applicants will be notified of their lottery number after the lottery.

When will I be contacted?
We will begin contacting only the top applicants following the lottery drawing.

Can I rent out my unit?
You must agree to live in this property as your principal place of residence. In no event are you allowed to rent the property.

What is my Application Number and Lottery Number?
We will mail a letter to all Applicants entered in the Lottery Drawing providing their unique application Number. We will mail out a second notification letter after the lottery has taken place. The lottery number is assigned by the person who conducts the Lottery Drawing. Per the Fair Housing Commission guidelines, applications will be sorted by bedroom size and income level, then for preferences, followed by the lottery number. An Applicant’s “rank position” is determined by a combination of all the sorting factors – not just the Lottery Number.


Property Questions:

What are the move-in fees? First month’s rent (prorated) and a $1,000 security deposit.

What utilities are included in the rent? None. Tenants are responsible for all utilities including electricity (heating/cooling, laundry, & cooking), water/sewer, & cable/internet (optional). Gas is not a utility at this property.

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric.

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

Is parking available? There are 35 parking garage spaces, including 3 van accessible spaces, that are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $300/month. There is also residential parking on the street is available to people with a Resident Parking Permit from the City as well as metered spaces on the streets surrounding the property.

Is storage available? On-site storage lockers are available to rent for an additional $100/month.

What is the pet policy? 1 pet allowed per unit. Breed restrictions may apply.

If you have additional questions about this property, please contact us using the contact form or contact information below.

Tel: (617) 639-3064 Ext 733 – US Relay 711