The Mandarin Oriental, BPDA Income Restricted Apartments are a stunning, ultra luxury development in Boston's Back Bay. Ideally located in the heart of the Back Bay, you are just steps away from Newbury St. and The Copley/Prudential Mall's. The Mandarin is the newest addition to Boston's blossoming high end condominium community. Units feature floor to ceiling windows, glass Juliet balconies, private roof gardens, marble entry foyers, state of the art kitchens, whisper central A/C and 10+ foot ceilings. Each unit comes with at least 1 garage/valet optional parking space. Mandarin Oriental residents and guests will enjoy in building fine dining restaurants, high end retail, in condo spa treatments, room service, concierge services, dry cleaning, and preferred reservations at Mandarin's around the world.
Known as one of Boston’s trendiest areas for shopping and dining, Back Bay is also home to some of Boston’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Boston Public Library, Hancock Tower, and the Back Bay Architectural District. This section of Boston is largely anchored by the Prudential Center, whose Skywalk Observatory is one of the best vantage points for soaking in views of the city.
The local academic community includes the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the Boston Conservatory, and the Boston Architectural College. Back Bay’s location along the Charles River allows for a considerable amount of waterfront property, and the Charles River Esplanade is a popular greenspace for walkers, runners, and cyclists.
Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common are practically right next door, giving residents easy access to the city’s most famous parks.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS
Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Mandarin Oriental 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
Mandarin Oriental 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: 10
- Apartment sizes:1 bedroom, 2 bedroom
- ADA accessible apartments: N/A- Built out for persons with mobility and deaf/hard of hearing impairments
- Maximum Income limits: 120% AMI (Area Median Income)
- Asset limit: 90%-120% 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||# Beds||Rent||Minimum Income||Income Limit (AMI)||Units Available|
|319 & Park||3||$1,789||$53,670||70%||1|
|319 & Park||2||$1,597||$47,910||70%||2|
|319 & Park||1||$1,410||$42,300||70%||3|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||1||$1,410||$39,540||70%||7|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||Studio||$1,203||$33,750||70%||1|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||2||$1,597||$44,760||70%||1|
|Alta Oxbow||1 - Age Restricted - 55+||$1,693||$50,790||80%||8|
|Alta Oxbow||2 - Age Restricted - 55+||$1,858||$55,740||80%||9|
BPDA Income Limits for 2021
|Household Size||70% AMI||80% AMI||90% AMI||100% AMI||110% AMI||120% AMI||150% AMI|
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.
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?
Is the stove electric or gas?
Is the washer/dryer included?
Is parking available?
Is storage available?
What is the pet policy? .
Is there a monthly pet fee?
If you have questions about this property, please contact us.