Emerson Place

1 Emerson Place, West End, Boston, MA 02114, USA

Welcome to the neighborhood! Emerson Place combines contemporary living with historic charm. Picture yourself relaxing in our gorgeous outdoor green spaces or entertaining friends at our beautiful swimming pool. Emerson Place offers newly renovated apartment homes featuring spacious floor plans, charming alcove spaces, and ample closet space. Comfort, luxury and convenience define this community of 444 homes in Boston's West End.

FEATURES

Newly renovated units
Spacious Floor Plans
Outdoor lounge and BBQ
Swimming Pool and Patio
Large Fitness Center
New kitchens, steel appliances
Large windows, great views

Aerial view of pool and large patio area.

NEIGHBORHOOD

The West End neighborhood is an amazing location. Walking distance to Beacon Hill and the North End, the area is full of local restaurants, bars, shopping and plenty of history. Close to all lines of the MBTA, the neighborhood also boasts a new indoor farmers market and a Whole Foods grocery store.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Emerson Place 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. 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY / AVAILABILITY & ELIGIBILITY

Emerson Place 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: BPDA
  • Number of income-restricted apartments: 36
  • Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments: There are no units built out for persons with mobility and deaf/hard of hearing impairments
  • Maximum Income limits: 70% AMI (Area Median Income) and 90% AMI
  • Asset limit: 70% AMI: $100,000 and 90% AMI: $100,000
    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 Available
20 Englewood Ave.2-Bedroom$3,158$108,27480%1
Halstead Burlington Studio$2,036$54,97280%1
Orchards2-Bedroom $2,354$56,49680%1
Emery Flats Studio $1,909$57,27080%1
Jefferson Station 1-Bedroom $2,324$69,72080%2
Ink Block1-Bedroom $1.559$46,77070%1
Bremen 282Studio (Artist-Certified Only Units)$1,130$33,90060%4 (Artist-Certified Only Units)
Bremen 282 3 Bedroom (Artist-Certified Only Unit) $1,678$50,34060% 1 (Artist-Certified Only Unit)
The BonMicro 2-Bedroom $2,792$83,760.00120%1
Lux1-Bedroom$1,981$59,43080%2
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & Section 8)30% of IncomeNone8%8
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & MRVP)30% of IncomeNone30%5
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & MRVP)30% of IncomeNone50%5
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC Only)$1,510$2,07860%26
The Artemis at Arlington Heights1 - Bedroom$1,925$57,75080%1
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%1
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$63,63080%4
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,325$69,75080%3
525 Linc1 SRO Room in Co-Living 3-Bedroom Suite$1,549$46,470100%5
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%2
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%1

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

NEXT STEPS

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.

INCOME & ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS / FAQ

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 & COMMUNITY QUESTIONS / FAQ

What utilities are included in the rent? None

Is the stove electric or gas? Gas

Is the washer/dryer included? No.  There is a common multiple washer dryers in the building.

Is parking available?  Available to rent at market prices

Is storage available?  N/A

What is the pet policy?  Maximum of 2 Pets per unit.  Dog breed restrictions apply.

Tel: 617-531-7123 x718 – US Relay 711
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