HICHBLOCK 26, BPDA Income Restricted Apartment Rentals, located in the heart of Brighton, Boston's newest 23-unit luxury apartment complex. These apartments provide a modern feel and open floor plan with comfort and convenience. HICHBLOCK 26 feature custom kitchen, central AC, and in unit laundry with outdoor balcony and a common roof deck. Conveniently located close to the Commuter Rail, Storrow Drive and Mass Pike. Several restaurants, bars, shops, & grocery stores surround the area as well.
Common Roof Deck
Panoramic Skyline Views of Boston
In the northwest corner of Boston, Massachusetts, you’ll find the bustling neighborhood of Brighton. With trendy brownstones and classic Bostonian brick architecture and layout, Brighton is a busy and eclectic area. The home of the renowned Boston College, Brighton is a Bostonian epicenter of culture and knowledge. With all of the university options in and around the area, Brighton is a wonderful place to look for your next off-campus apartment or trendy rental, away from the bustle of downtown tourism. This hip and trendy, up-and-coming section of the city is a wonderful mix of modernism and a laid-back brownstone feel.
From Fenway Park to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Freedom Trail to North End, this area of Boston features adventure, sports, recreation, and cultural options for every taste and every resident. Find your next apartment in Brighton and join city life within a trendy hideaway.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS
Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Hichblock26 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
Hichblock26 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: 23
- Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom
- ADA-Accessible Apartments: N/A
- Maximum Income Limit: 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
- Asset Limit: 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||# Beds||Rent||Minimum Income||Income Limit (AMI)||Units Available||Accessible Units|
|Orchards||2 - Bedroom||$2,354||$70,620||80%||1||0|
|Ennea||Studio||$1,472||$51,951||51% (Minimum) - 80% (Maximum)||1||0|
|Ennea||2-Bedroom||$1,926||$59,401||51% (Minimum) - 80% (Maximum)||2||0|
|Ennea||3-Bedroom||$3,167||$106,651||81% (Minimum) - 110% (Maximum)||1||0|
|Canton Woods||1 - Bedroom||$2,021||$60,630||80%||1||0|
|The Cove||2 - Bedroom||$2,391||$71,730||80%||1||1|
|Tremont||2 - Bedroom||$2,464||$84,564.48||80%||1||0|
|176 Washington||1 - Bedroom||$2,004||$60,120||80%||1||0|
|Woburn Heights||1-Bedroom||$2,019||$60,570||80%||8||2 units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments|
|Woburn Heights||2-Bedroom||$2,420||$72,600||80%||17||2 units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; 1 unit built out for Households with Visual Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|80 Bridge Street||1-Bedroom||$2,078||$62,340||80%||1||0|
|Waterstone of Lexington||1 - Bedroom Assisted Living||$3,915||1 person HH - $ 58,725 , 2 person HH - $67,125||80%||2||0|
|Waterstone of Lexington||1 - Bedroom Independent living rent||$2,983.33||$59,666.60||80%||9||0|
|Waterstone of Lexington||2- Bedroom Independent living rent||$3,356.67||$67,133.20||80%||5||0|
|Haywood House||1 Bedroom - Age Restricted 62+ all members of household||$1,929||57,870||99%||10||0|
BPDA Income Limits for 2023
|Household Size||70% AMI||80% AMI||90% AMI||100% AMI||110% AMI||120% AMI||150% AMI|
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?
Is the washer/dryer included? Yes, in unit laundry
Is storage available? Yes – inquiry with property for details/fee
Is parking available? Garage parking –$190 per month.
What is the pet policy?
Is there a monthly pet fee?
If you have questions about this property, please contact us.