Ropewalk

58-60 13th Street, Boston, MA, USA

The Charlestown Ropewalk is a National Landmark and the last standing ropewalk facility in the United States. This building is a quarter-mile long and produced most of the cordage for the US Navy until the Naval Yard shut down in 1970. Ropewalk maintains the historical integrity of the building while offering residents a modern and functional living space.

FEATURES

History Hall Exhibit Space
Open Floor Plans
Flirtation Walk with Chairs and Benches
Bike Storage
Washer & Dryer
Elevator
Key Fob Entry
Granite Countertops

2 story gray stone buidling

NEIGHBORHOOD

Boston's Charlestown neighborhood is rich with American History and landmarks. As the last standing ropewalk facility in the country, Ropewalk runs parallel to a restored pathway lit with gas lights and trees, informally known as the "Flirtation Walk". This location also has easy access to BlueBike stations, bus routes, and MBTA and Taxi Ferries. For entertainment, residents can enjoy a walkable neighborhood surrounded by museums, parks and shopping centers.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Ropewalk 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

Ropewalk 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: 24
  • Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom 
  • ADA-Accessible Apartments: 
  • 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# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units Available
404 Lowell Street2-Bedroom$2,689$80,67080%1
Heritage at Stone Ridge2-Bedroom$2,297$60,640.80Income limits can vary, and can include no income restrictions5
The Signal BuildingStudio$1,531$45,93080%3
The Signal Building1-Bedroom (Certified-Artists Only Units)$1,793$53,79080%4 (Certified-Artists Only Units)
The Signal Building1-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,793$53,79080%1 (ADA-H Unit)
The Signal Building2-Bedroom$2,033$60,99080%1
HEW At 1515Studio (Certified-Artist Only Units)$930$27,90050%5 (Certified-Artists Only Units)
HEW At 15151-Bedroom (Certified-Artists Only Units)$1,091$32,73050%2 (Certified-Artists Only Units)
HEW At 15152-Bedroom (ADA-M Certified-Artists Only Unit)$1,232$36,96050%1 (ADA-M Certified-Artists Only Unit)
HEW At 1515Studio$1,330$39,90070%2
HEW At 15151-Bedroom$1,559$46,77070%7
HEW At 15152-Bedroom$1,766$52,98070%2
HEW At 1515Studio (ADA-M & ADA-MH Units)$1,531$45,93080%2 (ADA-M & ADA-MH Units)
HEW At 15151-Bedroom$2,261$67,83080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)1
HEW At 15152-Bedroom$2,567$77,01080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)2
HEW At 1515Studio$2,333$69,990100% (Minimum) - 120% (Maximum)1
HEW At 15151-Bedroom$2,728$81,840100% (Minimum) - 120% (Maximum)1
MaxwellStudio$2,064$61,92080%7
Maxwell1-Bedroom$2,346$70,41080%8
Maxwell2-Bedroom$2,597$87,93080%7
MaxwellStudio (ADA-M Unit)$2,064$61,92080%1 (ADA Unit)
Maxwell1-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$2,327$69,81080%4 (ADA-M Units)
Maxwell2-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$2,571$77,13080%2 (ADA-M Units)
Ellington Metro West 1-Bedroom$1,803$54,09080%1
7Ink 4-Bedroom Co-Living Unit$1,174$35,22070%4 (SRO Units)
The GuildStudio$748$21,44250%3
The Guild3-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$874$32,16350%1 (ADA-M Unit)
The GuildStudio$1,418$57,10151% (Minimum) - 80% (Maximum)3
The GuildStudio$2,088$91,20181% (Minimum) - 110% (Maximum)1
The Guild3-Bedroom$2,884$117,25181% (Minimum) - 110% (Maximum)1
400 West BroadwayStudio$1,330$39,90070%1
400 West Broadway1-Bedroom$1,559$46,77070%2
400 West Broadway2-Bedroom$1,766$52,98070%2
Reserve at Burlington 1-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$2,467$65,12980%1 (ADA-M Unit)
302 Broadway 1-Bedroom$2,346$70,38080% 1
IdylStudio (ADA-M Units)$1,330$39,90070%2 (ADA-M Units)
Idyl1-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$1,559$46,77070%2 (ADA-M Units)
Cedar Place1-Bedroom$2,058$61,74080%1
The Nines2-Bedroom$2,721$81,63080%2
The Nines1-Bedroom$2,465$73,95080%2
The NinesStudio$2,172$65,16080%1
Orchards2-Bedroom $2,154$51,69680%5
Emery Flats Studio (ADA-M Unit)$2,131$63,93080%1 (ADA-M Unit)
Ink Block1-Bedroom $1.559$46,77070%1
Bremen 282Studio (Certified-Artists Only Units)$1,130$33,90060%4 (Certified-Artists Only Units)
The Artemis at Arlington Heights1-Bedroom$1,925$57,75080%1
The Artemis at Arlington Heights2-Bedroom$2,273$68,19080%1
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%1
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $1,899$56,97080%3
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,199$65,97080%4
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%4
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%1
Village Green1-Bedroom$2,050$61,50080%2
Residences at 581 Salem Street 1-Bedroom$1,905$57,15080%1
Tremont 1-Bedroom $2,467$84,66780%1
Tremont 2-Bedroom $2,746$94,24380%1
The BonMicro Studio (ADA-M Unit)$2,100$63,000120%1 (ADA-M Unit)

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

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? Sewer 

Is the stove electric or gas?  

Is the washer/dryer included? 

Is parking available?  No parking available 

Is storage available?  No storage available 

What is the pet policy?  2 pets allowed 

Is there a monthly pet fee?  N/A

 

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

Tel: 617-639-3084 ext. 753 – US Relay 711
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