Bremen 282

282-308 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128

A harmonious blend of thoughtful design, community integration, and contemporary comfort, Bremen 282 is nestled near beautiful parks, authentic cuisine, and a vibrant cultural backdrop. The property offers front row seats to East Boston's unique urban fabric. Rest easy, be inspired, and sculpt the perfect life. Its prime East Boston location puts the neighborhood's abundance of culture, cuisine, and community right at your fingertips. Bremen 282's exclusive artist residency program supports talented local creators that will live and work here. These resident artists gain access to shared studio areas where creativity comes alive through collaborations, workshops, exhibitions, and events.

24 of the 139 units are designated as income-restricted. 13 of these units will be rented out to Boston-Certified Artists making at or below 60% AMI (Area Median Income), 6 units will be rented out to households that hold housing vouchers and make at or below 60% AMI, and 5 units will be rented out to any households making at or below 70% AMI.


Garage Parking (additional monthly fees apply)
Private Resident Car Share (additional hourly fees apply)
Exclusive Artists WorkSpace (with shared artist studios & an artist residency program that supports collaborations, workshops, exhibitions, & events; mandatory monthly fees apply)
Bike Storage
Blue Bike Station
Resident Lobby (with sitting area)
Common Area Lounge (with kitchen & fireplace)
Two Rooftop Decks (with seating areas & grilling stations)
Nearby Greenspace (Bremen Street Community Park)


Schools: Boston Public: Early Ed / Elementary Bradley, Guild, PJ Kennedy, O’Donnell, Otis, Alighieri Montessori, Adams, K-12: East Boston HS. Other: McKay K-8, Umana Academy, East Boston EEC. Police: Boston Police District A-7, Station 0.6 miles. Fire: District 1; Engine Co.’s 5, 9, & 56. Ladder’s 2 & 21. Hospitals: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 0.6 miles; Ambulance Districts 7. Recreation/Open Space: Bremen Street Community Park, East Boston Memorial Park, Bremen Street Park II, East Boston Greenway, Piers Park, LoPresti Park. Public Library: Boston Public Library East Boston Branch – 0.1 miles. Community Center: Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris St, Harborside Community Center, 312 Border St, BCYF Martin Pino Community Center, 86 Boardman St. Transit: Site is located (0.1 miles) to the Airport Station Blue Line and Silver Line station connecting the site to major Boston public facilities.

MBTA Subway – Blue Line, Airport Station (accessible), 0.1 miles away; Located directly across from the site on the opposite side of the Bremen Street Community Park. MBTA Bus lines: Silver Line SL3 to South Station from Airport Station, 0.1 miles away. Bus Route 120 operates along Bennington St, 0.2 miles North West of the site. .All MBTA Bus Routes are accessible.


Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Bremen 282 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. 


Bremen 282 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)
  • Artist Restriction: 13 units are restricted to applicants who are City of Boston Certified Artists. To learn more about obtaining artist certification, please click here.
  • Tenant-Based Voucher Program Restriction: 6 units are restricted to applicants who hold Tenant-Based Vouchers (Section 8, VASH, MVRP, CBHVP, etc). To learn more about obtaining a voucher, please click here.
  • Number of Income-Restricted Apartments: 24 (Thirteen, 60% AMI BPDA-Certified Artist Units (Ten Studio Units & One, 1-,2-, & 3-Bedroom Units each); Six, 60% AMI Housing Choice Units (One Studio Unit, One, 1-Bedroom Unit & Four, 3-Bedroom Units); Five 70% AMI Studio Units)
  • Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom & 3-Bedroom
  • Income-Restricted, ADA-Accessible Apartments: One, 60% AMI Housing Choice Studio Unit, One, 60% AMI Housing Choice 3-Bedroom Unit, One, 60% AMI BPDA-Certified Artist Studio Unit, One, 60% AMI BPDA-Certified Artist 1-Bedroom Unit, & One, 70% AMI Studio Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Maximum Income Limits: 60% AMI (Artist Restriction), 60% AMI (Fair Market Housing/Housing Choice), & 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset Limit: $75,000

Asset Limit does not include retirement but does 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
16 Peterborough Street2-Bedroom$1,766$63,57670%31 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
69 Bailey StreetCompact 1-Bedroom$1,403$42,09070%30
IdylStudio (ADA-M Units)$1,330$39,90070%2 (ADA-M Units)2 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Idyl1-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$1,559$46,77070%2 (ADA-M Units)2 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The IndieCompact Studio (ADA-M Unit)$1,196$35,88070%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The Indie2-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,766$52,98070%1 (ADA-H Unit)1 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Indie3-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,978$59,34070%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Ellington Metro West 2-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,978$59,34080%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Arlington 360Studio$2,250$67,500120%10
Arlington 3601-Bedroom$2,500$75000120%10
BLDG 89Studio$1,330$39,90070%10
Cedar Place1-Bedroom$2,058$61,74080%10
The Nines2-Bedroom$2,721$81,63080%20
The Nines1-Bedroom$2,465$73,95080%50
The NinesStudio$2,172$65,16080%40
Allston Labworks Studio (ADA-M Unit)$1,330$47,88070% 1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Orchards2-Bedroom $2,154$51,69680%51
Emery Flats Studio $1,909$57,27080%11
Ink Block1-Bedroom $1.559$46,77070%10
Bremen 282Studio (Artist-Certified Only Units)$1,130$33,90060%4 (Artist-Certified Only Units)0
The Artemis at Arlington Heights1-Bedroom$1,925$57,75080%10
The Artemis at Arlington Heights2-Bedroom$2,273$68,19080%10
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%10
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$63,63080%41 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,325$69,75080%30
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%21
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%10
Village Green1-Bedroom$2,177$65,31080%21

BPDA Income Limits for 2024

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$80,010$91,440$102,870$114,300$125,730$137,160$171,450
2 Person $91,420$104,480$117,540$130,600$143,600$156,720$195,900
3 Person$102,830$117,520$132,210$146,900$161,590$168,940$220,350
4 Person$114,240$130,560$146,880$163,200$179,520$187,680$244,800
5 Person$123,410$141,040$158,670$176,300$193,930$202,750$264,450
6 Person$132,580$151,520$170,460$189,400$208,340$217,810$284,100


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.


Property Questions:

What are the move-in fees? First month’s rent & security deposit equal to one month’s rent.

What is the Artists WorkSpace fee? Artists will be charged an additional and mandatory $200 fee per month for use of the Artists WorkSpace. In the event an artist is unable to pay this fee, the property owner/housing agent will work with the tenant to explore options.

What utilities are included in the rent? None. Tenants are responsible for all utilities including gas (heating & hot water), electricity (cooking, cooling & laundry), water/sewer, & cable/internet (optional).

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric.

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

Is parking available? There will be 39 garage parking spaces available on a first-come, first served basis for an additional $200-$400/month. There is also on-street, permit parking in the neighborhood. There are two private car shares located in the garage for exclusive resident use for $20-$45/hour.

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

What is the pet policy? 1 pet per unit is allowed. Breed restrictions 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 704 – US Relay 711