The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s

159-201 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, USA

The Overlook at St. Gabriel's in Brighton, MA, offers BPDA affordable apartment rentals in a beautiful, modern community with amazing amenities, including a fitness center, pool, cafe, bike storage, study, lounge and patio spaces. Micro-studio, studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans available.

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Fitness Center
Bike Storage
Study and Lounge spaces
Garage Parking & Storage Available

Friends dining out together


Brighton is located on the shores of the Charles River in the northwest corner of Boston. Washington Street is packed with restaurants and shops.


Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for The Overlook at St. Gabriel's 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. 


The Overlook at St. Gabriel's 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: 83
  • Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments: One- Studio, One- 2 bedroom
  • Maximum Income limits:  70% and 150% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset limit: 70% AMI – $75,000 and 150% 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
Alta Oxbow - 55+ 1-Bedroom $1,919$57,57080%1
Emery Flats Studio$1,810$54,30080% 1
Lux1-Bedroom $1,975$59,25080% 1
Wellington at 1301Compact 3-Bedroom$1,682$50,46070%1
Wellington at 1301Compact 2-Bedroom$1,502$45,06070%3
Wellington at 1301Compact 1-Bedroom$1,326$39,78070%1
256 Washington St.1-Bedroom$1,414$42,42080%1
256 Washington St.2-Bedroom$1,863$55,89080%1
32 Harris St.1-bedroom$2,101$63,03080%1
Reserve at Burlington 1-Bedroom$2,120$55,96880%1
Ellington Metro West 2-Bedroom$1,671$50,13080%3
Ellington Metro West 3-Bedroom$1,927$57,81080%1
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s2-Bedroom$2,931$87,930150% 1
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s1-Bedroom$2,371$77,310150% 1
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’sStudio $2,204$66,120150% 1
55 West 5th2-Bedroom$2,426$72,780100%2
Viridian2-Bedroom$2,426$78,500 to $112,150100%1
Viridian1-Bedroom$2,136$78,550 to $112,250100%1
Fenway Triangle 2-Bedroom$2,931$98,150 - $140,200120% 1
Fenway Triangle 1-Bedroom$1,914$45,93690%1
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Independent Living $2,983.33$59,666.60 80% 12
Waterstone at Lexington 2- Independent Living $3,356.66$67,133.20 80% 6
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Assisted Living $3,915 1 Person HH, $4,475 2 Person HH 1 HH $58,725 | 2 HH $67,125 80% 3
7InkSingle Room Occupancy (shared 2-4 bedroom apartments)$1,078$32,34070%31
The Cove 2-Bedroom$2,275$68,25080% 1
321 Washington St.1-Bedroom$2,101$6303080% 1
660 Washington St.1-Bedroom$2,577$98,150120%2
Halstead Burlington1-Bedroom$2,206$59,56280% 2
The BonMicro Studio$1,130$33,90070%46
The BonMicro Studio$1,984$59,520120%3
The BonCompact 1-Bedroom$1,326$39,78070%7
The BonCompact 1-Bedroom$2,319$69,570120%3
The BonCompact 2-Bedroom$1,502$45,06070%6
The BonCompact 2-Bedroom$2,638$79,140120%3
Packard Crossing1-Bedroom$1,473$44,19070%1
Packard Crossing2-Bedroom$1,668$50,04070%9
The Avens1-Bedroom$1,904$68,54480%1
The Avens2-Bedroom$2,083$74,98880%1
Essex Landing1-Bedroom$2,125$63,75080%1
Jefferson Station1-Bedroom$1,914$57,42080%1

BPDA Income Limits for 2022

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$68,750$78,550$88,350$98,150$107,950$117,800 $147,250
2 Person $78,550$89,750$101,000$112,200 $123,400$134,600$168,250
3 Person$88,350$100,950$113,600$126,200$138,800 $151,450$189,300
4 Person$98,150$112,150$126,200$140,200$154,200$168,250$210,300
5 Person$106,050$121,150$136,300$151,450$166,550$181,750$227,150
6 Person$113,900$130,100$146,400$162,650$178,900$195,200$243,950


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.


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.


What utilities are included in the rent? Gas

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes

Is parking available? Yes, at market prices

Is storage available? Yes, additional storage is offered on tiered pricing depending on unit size

What is the pet policy? Pets are welcome, 2 max.

Is there a monthly pet fee? Yes, $75/month

Tel: (617) 531-7123 Ext. 701 – US Relay 711