917 Bennington Street
The Bennington, a modern collection of boutique apartment residences in East Boston, overlooking Constitution Beach and Boston Harbor. With luxe interiors styled with contemporary finishes and unique amenity spaces designed for your urban lifestyle, The Bennington checks all the boxes. You’ll soon discover The Bennington is not just where you live. It’s your retreat. Of the 37 Market Rent units, 5 are income-restricted units.
Common Roof Decks with Gas Grills
Resident Lounge in Lobby
Keyless Fob Access
Control Package Room
This is the hottest new address in East Boston, with unbeatable views of Constitution Beach. Your new apartment is just minutes away from downtown Boston, Logan Airport, the Blue Line and close to Revere Beach, Noyes Playground, Orient Height Yacht Club, Suffolk Downs, and Belle Isle Marsh Reservation. When you reside at The Bennington, everything--including buzzing entertainment, nightlife, and retail--is close to home.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY / PRICING AND ELIGIBILITY
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
- Income restricted ADA accessible apartments: None
- Maximum Income limits: 70% (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|
|319 & Park||3||$1,789||$53,670||70%||1|
|319 & Park||2||$1,597||$47,910||70%||2|
|319 & Park||1||$1,410||$42,300||70%||3|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||1||$1,410||$39,540||70%||7|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||Studio||$1,203||$33,750||70%||1|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||2||$1,597||$44,760||70%||1|
|Alta Oxbow||1 - Age Restricted - 55+||$1,693||$50,790||80%||8|
|Alta Oxbow||2 - Age Restricted - 55+||$1,858||$55,740||80%||9|
BPDA Income Limits for 2021
|Household Size||70% AMI||80% AMI||90% AMI||100% AMI||110% AMI||120% AMI||150% AMI|
APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PERIOD: February 14, 2022 – March 2, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2022
Applications will be distributed between the dates stated above. Applications will be made available online, by mail, and in-person during the scheduled distribution times. Applicants that prefer to submit a hard copy of the application (versus the online application) are required to mail the completed application back to Maloney Properties, Inc. The application must be postmarked on or before the application deadline date. Applications will not be accepted by email.
1. Applicants who submit a complete application by the deadline will then be entered into the lottery.
2. All applicants will receive an application number.
3. The application number is used for the lottery to keep the identity of applicants confidential.
4. The Boston Fair Housing Commission will then conduct a lottery and each applicant will then be assigned a lottery number (lottery #1 being first).
5. Following the lottery, we will then show the units to the top applicants based on the lottery number and preferences. At this stage, we will begin to request supporting documentation (paystubs, bank statements, taxes, etc.).
Please note that entry in the Lottery Drawing does not constitute qualification or eligibility. Applicant’s eligibility will be determined post lottery.
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.
LOTTERY QUESTIONS / FAQ
When is the lottery?
The lottery date will not be scheduled until after the application deadline. The lottery is scheduled and the lottery date is typically held 4-5 weeks after the application deadline. All applicants will receive notification of the date, time, and location of the lottery, as well as their application number. The lottery will be open to the public.
Do I have to attend the lottery?
No. All applicants will be notified of their lottery number after the lottery.
When will I be contacted?
We will begin contacting only the top applicants following the lottery drawing.
Can I rent out my unit?
You must agree to live in this property as your principal place of residence. In no event are you allowed to rent the property.
What is my Application Number and Lottery Number?
We will mail a letter to all Applicants entered in the Lottery Drawing providing their unique application Number. We will mail out a second notification letter after the lottery has taken place. The lottery number is assigned by the person who conducts the Lottery Drawing. Per the Fair Housing Commission guidelines, applications will be sorted by bedroom size and income level, then for preferences, followed by the lottery number. An Applicant’s “rank position” is determined by a combination of all the sorting factors – not just the Lottery Number.
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
Is parking available? Yes $200/month – Prices subject to change.
Is storage available? No
What is the pet policy? 1 cat and 1 dog under 60lbs allowed. Breed restrictions for dogs.
Is there a monthly pet fee? No