The Bennington

917 Bennington

The Bennington, BPDA Income Restricted apartment rentals in East Boston, overlooking Constitution Beach and Boston Harbor. These modern apartments with luxe interiors are styled with contemporary finishes and unique amenity spaces designed for your urban lifestyle, The Bennington checks all the boxes. Select a studio, one- or two-bedroom floor plan. The Bennington offers all the amenities of new construction, in a prime location of city and beach living with an emphasis on community, comfort, and space.

FEATURES

Common Roof Decks with Gas Grills
Bike Storage
Elevator
Professional Management
Resident Lounge in Lobby
Pet-Friendly
Smoke-Free Building
Keyless Fob Access Control
Package Room
Garage Parking

outdoor sitting area with tables and chairs on top of exterior building

NEIGHBORHOOD

The historic Harbor View-Orient Heights neighborhood wraps around the Belle Isle Inlet in East Boston. This large neighborhood contains the city's most popular beach, Constitution Beach Park, and is adjacent to the Boston Logan International Airport. With historic architecture lining narrow streets, this neighborhood attracts newcomers with its alluring combination of easy subway commutes and affordable rent prices. There’s an incredible variety of apartments here, including upscale, modern condos to more affordable low-rise apartment communities. From your apartment in Harbor View-Orient Heights, you can reach Downtown Boston in four short stops on the blue line.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for The Bennington 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

The Bennington 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: 5
  • Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom 
  • ADA-Accessible Apartments: One- 2 bedroom 
  • 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 AvailableAccessible Units
Alta Oxbow - 55+ 1-Bedroom $1,919$57,57080%10
Emery Flats Studio$1,810$54,30080% 11
Lux1-Bedroom $1,975$59,25080% 10
Wellington at 1301Compact 3-Bedroom$1,682$50,46070%10
Wellington at 1301Compact 2-Bedroom$1,502$45,06070%31 unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments and Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Wellington at 1301Compact 1-Bedroom$1,326$39,78070%11 unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments and Deaf/Hard of Hearing
256 Washington St.1-Bedroom$1,414$42,42080%10
256 Washington St.2-Bedroom$1,863$55,89080%10
32 Harris St.1-bedroom$2,101$63,03080%10
Reserve at Burlington 1-Bedroom$2,120$55,96880%10
Ellington Metro West 2-Bedroom$1,671$50,13080%31
Ellington Metro West 3-Bedroom$1,927$57,81080%11
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s2-Bedroom$2,931$87,930150% 10
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s1-Bedroom$2,371$77,310150% 10
The Overlook at St. Gabriel’sStudio $2,204$66,120150% 10
55 West 5th2-Bedroom$2,426$72,780100%20
Viridian2-Bedroom$2,426$78,500 to $112,150100%10
Viridian1-Bedroom$2,136$78,550 to $112,250100%10
Portside2-Bedroom$2,700$87,930120%10
Fenway Triangle 2-Bedroom$2,931$98,150 - $140,200120% 10
Fenway Triangle 1-Bedroom$1,914$45,93690%10
Waterstone at Lexington 1- Independent Living $2,983.33$59,666.60 80% 120
Waterstone at Lexington 2- Independent Living $3,356.66$67,133.20 80% 62 units for households with mobility impairments
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% 30
7InkSingle Room Occupancy (shared 2-4 bedroom apartments)$1,078$32,34070%314 - Built out for hearing impaired
The Cove 2-Bedroom$2,275$68,25080% 10
321 Washington St.1-Bedroom$2,101$6303080% 10
660 Washington St.1-Bedroom$2,577$98,150120%20
Halstead Burlington1-Bedroom$2,206$59,56280% 20
BLDG89Studio$1,257$37,71070%10
The BonMicro Studio$1,130$33,90070%462 units built out for households with Mobility Impairments
The BonMicro Studio$1,984$59,520120%30
The BonCompact 1-Bedroom$1,326$39,78070%71 unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments
The BonCompact 1-Bedroom$2,319$69,570120%30
The BonCompact 2-Bedroom$1,502$45,06070%60
The BonCompact 2-Bedroom$2,638$79,140120%30
Packard Crossing1-Bedroom$1,473$44,19070%10
Packard Crossing2-Bedroom$1,668$50,04070%92 units built out for Mobility Impairments
The Avens1-Bedroom$1,904$68,54480%10
The Avens2-Bedroom$2,083$74,98880%10
Essex Landing1-Bedroom$2,125$63,75080%10
Jefferson Station1-Bedroom$1,914$57,42080%10

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

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? None 

Is the stove electric or gas? Gas

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes- electric 

Is parking available? Yes, $200/month 

Is storage available? None

What is the pet policy?  Pets – 1 cat allowed, 1 dog under 60lbs allowed

Is there a monthly pet fee?  

 

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

 

 

 

 

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