Douglass Park

650 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, USA

Douglass Park, BPDA Income Restricted Apartments, located in the heart of Boston's historic South End,. Residents living at Douglass Park are a close proximity to just about everything. A community within a community, Douglass Park offers its residents convenient facilities to complement their well-appointed living space.


Laundry Facilities
Property Manager on Site
Fitness Center

elegant lobby at 650 Columbus Avenue


There's much to love about Boston's South End -- the elegant, curvy brownstones along Tremont Street, the fantastic shops, restaurants, and Victorian beauty of Columbus Avenue, and the oddly sophisticated yet collegiate feel of Harrison Avenue combine to create a tapestry of a neighborhood that offers something to everyone. This walkable, tree-filled neighborhood offers several parks, the Boston University School of Medicine, some of the best restaurants in Boston, and easy access to Northeastern University.

By renting an apartment in South End Boston, you'll enjoy walking along brick-paved sidewalks past historic buildings housing everything from trendy boutiques to art galleries to the city's hottest cafes. You'll spend afternoons at Southwest Corridor Park, Blackstone Square, and beautiful Franklin Square. South End is popular with artists, and you'll discover a variety of terrific galleries to explore, especially along Harrison Avenue.


Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Douglass Park 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. 


Douglass Park 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)
  • Number of income-restricted apartments: 2
  • Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments: One – 2 bedroom
  • Maximum Income limits: 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset limit: 70% AMI: $75,000
    Asset Limits do not include retirement but do include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants. For households in which all members are over 65, the asset limit is $250,000 (including retirement).

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
Reserve at BurlingtonStudio$1,854$48,94580%10
Wakefield Vista 1$1,958$58,74080%20
660 Washington St. Studio$2,204 $98,150-$126,200.120% 10
660 Washington St. 1 Bedroom$2,136$78,550-$100,950 100% 10
Prynne Hills2$2,032$54,60080%11
Lux at Stoughton1$1,975$59,25080%20
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s2$2,931$87,930150% 20
55 West 5th2$2,426$72,780100%20
Viridian1$2,136$78,550 to $112,250100%10
Fenway Triangle 2$2,931$98,150 - $140,200120% 10
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Independent Living $2,983.33$59,666.60 80% 120
Waterstone at Lexington 2- Independent Living $3,356.66$67,133.20 80% 62 units for households with mobility impairments
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Assisted Living $3,915 1 Person HH, $4,475 2 Person HH 1 HH $58,725 | 2 HH $67,125 80% 30
The Gerry1$1,885$56,55080%11
256 Washington1$1,564$46,92080%10
256 Washington2$2,013$60,39080%10
1700-1710 Dorchester Ave1$1,473$44,19070%22 - Built out for mobility impairments
1700-1710 Dorchester Ave2$1,668$50,04070%10
The Muse - Artist Restricted Unit 1$1,473$44,19070%10
7InkSingle Room Occupancy (shared 2-4 bedroom apartments)$1,078$32,34070%314 - Built out for hearing impaired
Alta Oxbow - (55+ Age-Restricted Living)1 (55+ Age-Restricted Living)$1,919$57,57080%10

BPDA Income Limits for 2022

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$68,750$78,550$88,350$98,150$107,950$117,800 $147,250
2 Person $78,550$89,750$101,000$112,200 $123,400$134,600$168,250
3 Person$88,350$100,950$113,600$126,200$138,800 $151,450$189,300
4 Person$98,150$112,150$126,200$140,200$154,200$168,250$210,300
5 Person$106,050$121,150$136,300$151,450$166,550$181,750$227,150
6 Person$113,900$130,100$146,400$162,650$178,900$195,200$243,950


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.


What utilities are included in the rent? Heat and Hot Water

Is the stove electric or gas?

Is the washer/dryer included?

Is parking available? Yes, garage $300/month

Is storage available?

What is the pet policy?  Cats/Dogs allowed- 2 limit

Is there a monthly pet fee? Yes, $75/month



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

Tel: 617-531-7123 Ext. 750 – US Relay 711