Oak Row

1235 VFW Parkway West Roxbury, MA 02132

Oak Row, BPDA Income Restricted Apartment Rentals, a premier urban living experience that combines high quality apartments, superb location and a peaceful setting with abundant amenities and sustainable features. Enjoy tons of local restaurants, charming cafes, coffee houses and vibrant shops, with easy access to green space, farmer’s markets, walking trails, playing fields and the Charles River. Conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown Boston.

FEATURES

Package Service
Controlled Access
Maintenance on site
Property Manager on Site
Concierge
24 Hour Availability
Shuttle to Train
Recycling
Pet Play Area
Car Charging Station
Public Transportation
Shared Community
Elevator
Clubhouse
Lounge
Conference Room
Fitness & Recreation
Fitness Center
Spa
Bike Storage
Gameroom
Gated
Grill
Picnic Area

fitness center 1235 VFW Parkway

NEIGHBORHOOD

Upper Washington-Spring Street is a neighborhood southwest of Boston in West Roxbury. Residents will find that Upper Washington-Spring Street is home to many cozy residential areas and great amenities. The neighborhood’s northern border sits along the Charles River and surrounding parks like Millennium Park, giving residents easy access to outdoor recreation. The hospital that serves this area, West Roxbury VAMC, sits along the river as well. Within Upper Washington-Spring Street, residents will find that picturesque parks like Ohrenberger Woodland Park dot the area. To the east of town, residents can travel along VFW Parkway to get to eateries and retail stores.

This neighborhood is a great town for commuters as the MBTA has both bus stops and rail lines accessible to the area. Apartments and condos scattered throughout town make up the majority of Upper Washington-Spring Street’s diverse rental options.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Oak Row 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

Oak Row 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, 3 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments: N/A- Built out for persons with mobility and deaf/hard of hearing impairments
  • Maximum Income limits:70% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset Limit: $75,000. For households in which all members are over 65, the asset limit is $250,000 (including retirement).

 

Asset Limit does not include retirement but does include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants.

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units Available
Alta Oxbow 1-Bedroom $2,085$62,55080%1- Age Restricted 55+ Unit
Orchards1-Bedroom$2,155$51,72080%1
Orchards2-Bedroom$2,354$56,49680%1
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%1
Lifetime Living 1-Bedroom$2,219$76,156.0880%1
Residences at 581 Salem Street2-Bedroom $2,261$67,83080%1
176 Washington 1-Bedroom $2,004$60,12080%1
Woburn Heights, Phase 21-Bedroom (2 ADA-M Units)$2,019$60,57080%4
Woburn Heights, Phase 22-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$2,420$72,60080%2
Anthem EverettStudio$1,903$57,09080%2
Anthem Everett1-Bedroom$2,149$64,47080%6
Anthem Everett2-Bedroom$2,382$71,46080%2
Anthem EverettStudio (ADA Units)$1,903$57,09080%4
Anthem Everett1-Bedroom (ADA Units)$2,140$64,20080%4
Anthem Everett2-Bedroom (ADA Units)$2,369$71,07080%5
Halstead Studio$2,036$54,79280%1
Essex Street LoftsStudio$1,492$44,76080%4
Essex Street Lofts1-Bedroom$1,685$50,55080%4
Essex Street Lofts2-Bedroom$1,862$55,86080%1
Cedar Place 1-Bedroom$2,058$61,74080% 1
Cedar Place 2-Bedroom$2,422$72,66080% 1
93 Centre Street1-Bedroom (ADA-M)$1,648$49,40080%1
93 Centre StreetStudio 1,437$43,11080%1
South Standard 2-Bedroom $3,785$90,840150% 1
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$72,792.7280%1
7Ink1 SRO Room in Co-Living 4-Bedroom Suite$1,174$35,22070%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
Harborview 2-Bedroom$3,103$93,090120%1
Prospect Union Square Studio$1,803 - $3,212 (Rent will be 30% of the total household income)$82,951110%1
Reserve at Burlington1-Bedroom $2,219$58,581.6080%2
Tidewater2-Bedroom$2,463$73,89080%1
20 Englewood Ave.2-Bedroom$3,148 $94,44080%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? Trash

Is the stove electric or gas?

Is the washer/dryer included? 

Is parking available? Yes, garage parking is available

Is storage available?

What is the pet policy?  Pet friendly

Is there a monthly pet fee?

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

Tel: (617) 531-7123 Ext 724 – US Relay 711
Email: Lottery@MaloneyProperties.com