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.
History Hall Exhibit Space
Open Floor Plans
Flirtation Walk with Chairs and Benches
Washer & Dryer
Key Fob Entry
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||# Beds||Rent||Minimum Income||Income Limit (AMI)||Units Available|
|Alta Oxbow - 55+||1-Bedroom||$1,919||$57,570||80%||1|
|Wellington at 1301||Compact 3-Bedroom||$1,682||$50,460||70%||1|
|Wellington at 1301||Compact 2-Bedroom||$1,502||$45,060||70%||3|
|Wellington at 1301||Compact 1-Bedroom||$1,326||$39,780||70%||1|
|256 Washington St.||1-Bedroom||$1,414||$42,420||80%||1|
|256 Washington St.||2-Bedroom||$1,863||$55,890||80%||1|
|32 Harris St.||1-bedroom||$2,101||$63,030||80%||1|
|Reserve at Burlington||1-Bedroom||$2,120||$55,968||80%||1|
|Ellington Metro West||2-Bedroom||$1,671||$50,130||80%||3|
|Ellington Metro West||3-Bedroom||$1,927||$57,810||80%||1|
|The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s||2-Bedroom||$2,931||$87,930||150%||1|
|The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s||1-Bedroom||$2,371||$77,310||150%||1|
|The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s||Studio||$2,204||$66,120||150%||1|
|55 West 5th||2-Bedroom||$2,426||$72,780||100%||2|
|Viridian||2-Bedroom||$2,426||$78,500 to $112,150||100%||1|
|Viridian||1-Bedroom||$2,136||$78,550 to $112,250||100%||1|
|Fenway Triangle||2-Bedroom||$2,931||$98,150 - $140,200||120%||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|
|7Ink||Single Room Occupancy (shared 2-4 bedroom apartments)||$1,078||$32,340||70%||31|
|321 Washington St.||1-Bedroom||$2,101||$63030||80%||1|
|660 Washington St.||1-Bedroom||$2,577||$98,150||120%||2|
|The Bon||Micro Studio||$1,130||$33,900||70%||46|
|The Bon||Micro Studio||$1,984||$59,520||120%||3|
|The Bon||Compact 1-Bedroom||$1,326||$39,780||70%||7|
|The Bon||Compact 1-Bedroom||$2,319||$69,570||120%||3|
|The Bon||Compact 2-Bedroom||$1,502||$45,060||70%||6|
|The Bon||Compact 2-Bedroom||$2,638||$79,140||120%||3|
BPDA Income Limits for 2022
|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? 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.