HEW at 1515

1525 Commonwealth Avenue Brighton, MA 02135

Welcome to HEW at 1515, where luxury meets convenience in the vibrant neighborhood of Brighton! Consisting of 150 apartments, HEW at 1515 sets a new standard for Brighton living, offering a range of meticulously crafted floor plans and contemporary amenities. Our amenities are tailored to elevate your living experience, offering a host of modern conveniences and indulgent features. Unwind by the rooftop fire-pit, basking in panoramic city skyline views, or entertain in our clubroom with a catering kitchen. Keep active in our fitness center with on-demand programming. With meticulously curated amenities designed to enhance every aspect of your lifestyle, HEW at 1515 is where you’ll find the ultimate blend of luxury and comfort in Brighton. 26 of the units are designated as income-restricted and will be rented to households earning at or below 50%, 70%, 80%, 100% & 120% AMI (Area Median Income) The Eight, 50% AMI units will be reserved for Boston-Certified Artists only.


On-Site Garage Parking (additional fees apply)
Bike Storage
Common Lobby (with lounge)
Mailroom & Package Room (with refrigeration for grocery delivery)
Trash Rooms
Fitness Center
Artist Workspace
Private Work Spaces (with co-working space)
Outdoor Rooftop Terrace (with grills, lounge, fire pits, & sun-deck)
Rooftop Club Room (with catering kitchen, lounge space, & fireplace)
Pet Spa & Pet Run



Nestled just outside the bustling heart of Boston, Brighton offers residents a vibrant and diverse neighborhood experience. Known for its historic charm, tree-lined streets, and lively community atmosphere, Brighton is a sought-after destination for all. From eclectic dining options and boutique shops to beautiful parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic neighborhood. With its convenient access to public transportation and major highways, Brighton provides easy connectivity to downtown Boston and beyond. Whether you’re exploring the local arts scene, cheering on the local sports teams, or simply enjoying the outdoors, Brighton offers a welcoming and vibrant community for all who call it home.

MBTA Subway– Green Line, B Branch: Washington Street Station (accessible). 0.1 miles away; one block south along Commonwealth Avenue to the intersection with Washington Street.
MBTA Bus Lines: Route 65 follows Washington Street, 0.1 miles from the site. Routes 57 and 86 operate through Brighton Center, 0.7 miles west of the site. All MBTA Bus Routes are accessible.
School: Boston Public: Early Ed / Elementary– Baldwin ELPA / Winship; Jackson/Mann K-8, Horace Mann K-12; Brighton HS, Boston Green Academy, Another Course to College
Police: Boston Police District D-14, Station 0.7 miles
Fire: District 11; Engine Co.’s 29 & 41
Hospitals: St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 0.7 miles; Franciscan Children’s, 0.5 miles; Ambulance Districts 9 & 14
Recreation/Open Space: Commonwealth Tenants Association Community Gardens, Fidelis Way Park, Brian Honan Park, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Joyce Playground
Public Library: Boston Public Library Brighton Branch– 1.0 miles
Community Center: Jackson Mann, 500 Cambridge St Boston College Neighborhood Center, 480 Washington St


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: Eight, 50% AMI units are restricted to applicants who are City of Boston Certified Artists. To learn more about obtaining artist certification, please click here.
  • Number of Income-Restricted Apartments: 26 (Two, 70% Studio Units, Two, 80% Studio Units, & One, 120% Studio Unit. Seven, 70% 1-Bedroom Units, One, 100% 1-Bedroom Unit, & One, 120% 1-Bedroom Unit. Two, 70% 2-Bedroom Units, Two, & 100% 2-Bedroom Units. Five, 50% Studio Units, Two, 50% 1-Bedroom Units, & One, 50% ADA-M 2-Bedroom Unit are reserved for Boston-Certified Artists Only)
  • Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1-Bedroom, & 2-Bedroom
  • Income-Restricted, ADA-Accessible Apartments: 4 (One, 70% 1-Bedroom Unit, One, 80% Studio Unit, & One, 50% Boston-Certified Artists Only 2-Bedroom Unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments. One, 80% Studio Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
  • Maximum Income Limits: 50% AMI, 70% AMI, 80% AMI, 100% AMI, 120% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset Limits: $75,000 (50% AMI & 70% AMI); $100,000 (80% AMI, 100% AMI, & 120% AMI)

Asset Limits do not include retirement but do 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
404 Lowell Street2-Bedroom$2,689$80,67080%10
Heritage at Stone Ridge2-Bedroom$2,297$60,640.80Income limits can vary, and can include no income restrictions51 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The Signal BuildingStudio$1,531$45,93080%31 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The Signal Building1-Bedroom (Certified-Artists Only Units)$1,793$53,79080%4 (Certified-Artists Only Units)0
The Signal Building1-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,793$53,79080%1 (ADA-H Unit)1 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Signal Building2-Bedroom$2,033$60,99080%10
HEW At 1515Studio (Certified-Artist Only Units)$930$27,90050%5 (Certified-Artists Only Units)0
HEW At 15151-Bedroom (Certified-Artists Only Units)$1,091$32,73050%2 (Certified-Artists Only Units)0
HEW At 15152-Bedroom (ADA-M Certified-Artists Only Unit)$1,232$36,96050%1 (ADA-M Certified-Artists Only Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
HEW At 1515Studio$1,330$39,90070%20
HEW At 15151-Bedroom$1,559$46,77070%71 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
HEW At 15152-Bedroom$1,766$52,98070%20
HEW At 1515Studio (ADA-M & ADA-MH Units)$1,531$45,93080%2 (ADA-M & ADA-MH Units)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; 1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
HEW At 15151-Bedroom$2,261$67,83080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)10
HEW At 15152-Bedroom$2,567$77,01080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)20
HEW At 1515Studio$2,333$69,990100% (Minimum) - 120% (Maximum)10
HEW At 15151-Bedroom$2,728$81,840100% (Minimum) - 120% (Maximum)10
MaxwellStudio (ADA-M Unit)$2,064$61,92080%1 (ADA Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Maxwell1-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$2,327$69,81080%4 (ADA-M Units)4 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Maxwell2-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$2,571$77,13080%2 (ADA-M Units)2 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Ellington Metro West 1-Bedroom$1,803$54,09080%10
7Ink 4-Bedroom Co-Living Unit$1,174$35,22070%4 (SRO Units)0
The GuildStudio$748$21,44250%31 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Guild3-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$874$32,16350%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The GuildStudio$1,418$57,10151% (Minimum) - 80% (Maximum)30
The GuildStudio$2,088$91,20181% (Minimum) - 110% (Maximum)10
The Guild3-Bedroom$2,884$117,25181% (Minimum) - 110% (Maximum)10
400 West BroadwayStudio$1,330$39,90070%10
400 West Broadway1-Bedroom$1,559$46,77070%21 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
400 West Broadway2-Bedroom$1,766$52,98070%20
Reserve at Burlington 1-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$2,467$65,12980%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
302 Broadway 1-Bedroom$2,346$70,38080% 10
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
Cedar Place1-Bedroom$2,058$61,74080%10
The Nines2-Bedroom$2,721$81,63080%20
The Nines1-Bedroom$2,465$73,95080%20
The NinesStudio$2,172$65,16080%10
Orchards2-Bedroom $2,154$51,69680%51 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Emery Flats Studio (ADA-M Unit)$2,131$63,93080%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Ink Block1-Bedroom $1.559$46,77070%10
Bremen 282Studio (Certified-Artists Only Units)$1,130$33,90060%4 (Certified-Artists 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 $1,899$56,97080%30
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,199$65,97080%41 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%41 Unit Build out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%10
Village Green1-Bedroom$2,050$61,50080%2
Residences at 581 Salem Street 1-Bedroom$1,905$57,15080%10
Tremont 1-Bedroom $2,467$84,66780%10
Tremont 2-Bedroom $2,746$94,24380%10
The BonMicro Studio (ADA-M Unit)$2,100$63,000120%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments



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 lottery application, and then complete and submit your application by the deadline. 

APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PERIOD: July 15, 2024 – August 1, 2024


Register for the July 24, 2024 3PM virtual General Information Session

Register for the July 29, 2024 6PM virtual Artists Information Session

Register for the July 31, 2024 6PM virtual Artists Information Session

To download a pdf application to be mailed, faxed or dropped off, please visit this link

Email: HEWat1515@MaloneyProperties.com Phone: (617) 639-3064 Ext 760 | US Relay 711

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.


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.


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.


When is the lottery?
The lottery date will not be scheduled until after the application deadline. The lottery is scheduled and the lottery date is typically held 4-5 weeks after the application deadline. All applicants will receive notification of the date, time, and location of the lottery, as well as their application number. The lottery will be open to the public.

Do I have to attend the lottery?
No. All applicants will be notified of their lottery number after the lottery.

When will I be contacted?
We will begin contacting only the top applicants following the lottery drawing.

Can I rent out my unit?
You must agree to live in this property as your principal place of residence. In no event are you allowed to rent the property.

What is my Application Number and Lottery Number?
We will mail a letter to all Applicants entered in the Lottery Drawing providing their unique application Number. We will mail out a second notification letter after the lottery has taken place. The lottery number is assigned by the person who conducts the Lottery Drawing. Per the Fair Housing Commission guidelines, applications will be sorted by bedroom size and income level, then for preferences, followed by the lottery number. An Applicant’s “rank position” is determined by a combination of all the sorting factors – not just the Lottery Number.


Property Questions:

What are the move-in fees? First month’s rent (prorated) & a security deposit equal to up to one month’s rent (based on credit screening).

What utilities are included in the rent? None. Tenants are responsible for all utilities including electricity (heating/cooling, laundry, & cooking), water/sewer, & cable/internet (optional). Gas is not a utility at this property.

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric.

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

Is parking available? There are 200 garage parking spaces, including 6 accessible spaces, available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $200-$400/month. There is also residential parking on the street available to people with a Resident Parking Permit from the City as well as metered spaces on the streets surrounding the property.

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

What is the pet policy? Pets are allowed, with a maximum of 2 pets per unit. There is a 100lb weight limit and breed restrictions for dogs. Aggressive breeds are prohibited.

If you have additional questions about this property, please contact us using the contact form or contact information below.

Tel: (617) 639-3064 Ext 760 – US Relay 711
Email: HEWat1515@MaloneyProperties.com