Dot Block is mixed-use development consisting of 484 apartments throughout four buildings. 66 of the apartments will be designated as income restricted to households earning at or below 50% & 70% AMI. The first phase includes 245 apartment rentals, including 33 income-restricted units.
Under the City of Boston’s Neighborhood Diversity Preservation Policy Pilot, half of the income-restricted units are prioritized for local, income-eligible residents (i.e., those currently residing within ¾ mile of Dot Block) who also meet the rent burden criteria included in the policy pilot. The city’s policy aims to minimize displacement by providing housing preferences to existing neighborhood residents experiencing a rent burden. A secondary preference is also applied to income-eligible applicants who are existing City of Boston residents. The next preference is for households with at least one person per bedroom for the two and three-bedroom units. For the three-bedroom unit, you must have two people to be eligible. Please click here for a list of addresses within ¾ mile of Dot Block.
There are 345 garage parking spaces available, of which 186 will be provided in phase 1. Rents for parking are market-rate. Importantly, as a project developed under the City of Boston’s Compact Living Policy Pilot, 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.”
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS LOTTERY WAS:
April 5, 2023
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If you applied to this lottery, Maloney will contact you by email with regular status updates after the lottery drawing. If you did not provide an email address, we’ll contact you by USPO at the mailing address you provided.
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Dot Block is situated along the growing Dorchester Ave Corridor of Boston near many dining and shopping options, including approximately 1 mile from South Bay shopping center. The property is respectively located 0.5 miles and 0.8 miles from the MBTA Savin Hill and Field Corner Red Line train stations.
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.
FAQ / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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? None. Tenant is responsible for all utilities, including cable/internet. (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? Parking is not included nor available to rent/purchase.
Note: As a project developed under the City of Boston’s Compact Living Policy Pilot, residents of these units 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? Storage is not included nor available to rent/purchase.
What is the pet policy? Pets are permitted with a maximum of 2 pets per unit No weight restrictions for dogs, but there is a restriction for aggressive breeds.
If you have additional questions about this property, please contact us.