Ellington Metro West

1 Homestead Blvd.

Ellington Metro West, Income Restricted Apartment Rentals, located in Westborough, offering the best of city living in Worcester County with all the modern comforts and conveniences you can expect. These apartments offer upscale features with plenty of community amenities focusing on social, health and wellness for fun, work, and play. Ellington Metro West, is in a vibrant Westborough neighborhood in Worcester County close to local shopping, dining, employers and great schools.


Resident Club
Heated Swimming Pool with Sundeck
Fitness & Cardio Center with Free Weights
Yoga Studio with Apple TV Virtual Yoga System
Fireside Lounge
Pet Friendly-Large Pets Welcome
Fenced-In Bark Park
Java Lounge & Coffee Bar
Tech Zone with Gaming System, PCs & Work Stations
Indoor Basketball Court
Outdoor Picnic & BBQ with Alfresco Dining
Dual Outdoor Playgrounds + 60 acres of Outdoor Living

Big, Beautiful pool surrounded by outdoor deck/patio space


Situated just moments east of Worcester is the Route 9 Corridor, a large neighborhood compiled of several communities including Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northborough, and Southborough. Not only is Worcester at residents’ fingertips, but Downtown Boston is less than 40 miles east. The Route 9 Corridor is a commuter’s dream, offering easy city access and entry onto Interstates 290, 495, and 90.

The suburb is dotted with ponds, reservoirs, brooks, and rivers, providing ample outdoor recreation. Renters craving a beach day can bask on the sunny shores of Lake Chauncy Beach. Route 9 Corridor’s Prospect Park allows locals to take their dog for a stroll while Assabet Park gives children ample space to play on the playground. Those looking for winter recreation won’t want to miss the powdery slopes of Ski Ward Ski Area. No matter the season, renters settling in this diverse community can choose from gorgeous apartments ranging in price and amenities.


Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Ellington Metro West are processed on a first come, first served basis, as apartments become available  (see the Current Availability table in the next section below).

If there is no current availability, applications are added to the waiting list and are 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. 


Ellington Metro West is a mixed-income community offering 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: 40B
  • Number of income-restricted apartments: 70
  • Apartment sizes: 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments:  7- (2) 1 bed, (3) 2 bed, (2) 3 bed- Built out for persons with mobility and deaf/hard of hearing impairments
  • Maximum Income limits: 80% AMI (Area Median Income) – based on HUD limits
  • Asset limit: No asset limit for 40B

2023 HUD Income Limits

Worcester, MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Household Size50% AMI80% AMI

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
Marquee2-Bedroom $1,879$45,09680%10
The Avens 1-Bedroom$2,233$66,99080%30
Bremen 282 3 Bedroom (Artist-Certified Only Unit) $1,678$50,34060% 10
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
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
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 BurlingtonStudio$1,942$51,26980%10


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? No utilities included.

Is the stove electric or gas?  Gas, electric in ADA compliant apartments

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes, electric

Is parking available? Yes, parking available for free

Is storage available? No, storage is not available

What is the pet policy?   Up to 2 pets per apartment, no weight limit but breed restrictions on dogs

Is there a monthly pet fee? $75 per pet

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

Tel: (617) 639-3064 Ext. 761 – US Relay 711