The CALA (Certified Artist Units)

1060 Broadway Somerville, MA 02144

The CALA brings an eco-friendly approach to modern loft-style living. The CALA reimagines the former Powder House Community School building as a celebration of community, architecture, landscape, and art. It is designed with a modern, industrial loft appeal highlighted by concrete and exposed beam architecture mixed with open concept layouts and soaring ceilings. 3 units are designated as income-restricted and "Artist Certified" and will be rented to households with an artist certification and that are at or below 50% AMI or 80% AMI (Area Median Income).


Unit 210:


Bike Storage
On-Site Garage Parking (additional fees apply)
Fitness Center
Community Room & Lounge
Community Kitchen
"Urban Museum" Living Mural Project
Access to 60,000 Square Feet of Open, Outdoor Space (including parks, walking trails, courtyards, roof decks, & patios)


Northwest of the historic Powder House Square, Teele Square is a small community within walking distance of Tufts University. Teele Square has quick access to several excellent schools, including one of the top Catholic schools in Massachusetts in the western part of the neighborhood. The area features triple-decker, multiple-family units and apartment complexes, making it a great location for families as well as students and professors looking for housing close to campus.

There are delicious, independently-owned restaurants and charming cafes along Broadway and Holland Streets, which run through the center of Teele Square. For a unique coffee experience, visit Knights Moves Café, a board game café serving strong espresso and yummy sandwiches. Commercial hub Davis Square, right on the southern border of Teele Square, offers access to even more eateries and a movie theater.


Minimum income limits apply unless the household receives mobile housing assistance (including, but not limited to: VASH, Section 8 and MRVP).

  • Program: Inclusionary Zoning
  • Artist Restriction: All apartments are restricted to applicants who are Certified Artists through the City of Somerville. To learn more about obtaining artist certification, please click here.
  • Number of Income-Restricted Apartments: 3 (One 50% AMI 1-Bedroom Unit; One 80% AMI 1-Bedroom Unit; 1 80% AMI 2-Bedroom Unit)
  • Apartment Sizes: 1-Bedroom & 2-Bedroom
  • Income-Restricted, ADA-Accessible Apartments: None
  • Maximum Income Limits: 50% AMI & 80% AMI (Area Median Income) — Based on HUD Limits
  • Asset Limit: $75,000

Asset Limit does not include retirement but does include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants.

Income and rent limits are determined by HUD on an annual basis. To find out more about the current year’s limits, please visit this link.

2023 HUD Income Limits

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH HUD Metro FMR Area
(Somerville 50%, 51%-80%, 81%-110%) 
Household Size50% AMI51% - 80% AMI81% - 110% AMI
1$57,100$57,101 - $91,200$91,201 - $125,620
2$65,300$65,301 - $104,200$104,201 - $143,660
3$73,450$73,451 - $117,250$117,251 - $161,590
4$81,600$81,601- $130,250$130,251 - $179,520
5$88,150$88,151 - $140,700$140,701- $193,930
6$94,700$94,701 - $151,100$151,101 - $208,340

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
The Avens 1-Bedroom$2,233$66,99080%30
Bremen 282 3 Bedroom (Artist-Certified Only Unit) $1,678$50,34060% 10
Bremen 282 Studio (ADA-MH Unit)$1,330$39,90070% 11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Bremen 282 Studio (ADA-MH Unit)$2,000$60,00060% 11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The BonMicro 2-Bedroom $2,792$83,760.00120%10
Jefferson Station2-Bedroom$2,452$73,56080%10
Ellington2-Bedroom $1,943$58,29080%10
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & Section 8)30% of IncomeNone8%82 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & MRVP)30% of IncomeNone30%50
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC & MRVP)30% of IncomeNone50%50
John J Meany Senior Housing (62+ Only)1-Bedroom (LIHTC Only)$1,510$2,07860%262 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; 3 Units built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Emery FlatsStudio $1,909$57,27080%21 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Tidewater 2-Bedroom $ 2,463$73,89080%10
Allston LabworksStudio$1,330$47,88070%21 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Allston Labworks1-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,559$56,12470%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Allston Labworks2-Bedroom$1,766$63,57670%10
Allston Labworks3-Bedroom$1,678$60,40860%10
Allston Labworks3-Bedoom$1,978$71,20870%20
Allston Labworks3-Bedroom$2,280$82,08080%10
Allston Labworks3-Bedroom$2,580$92,88090%10
365 Western AvenueStudio$930$27,90050%31 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
365 Western Avenue1-Bedroom$1,091$32,73050%10
365 Western Avenue2-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,499$44,97060%11 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
365 Western Avenue1-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,559$46,77070%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
365 Western AvenueStudio$1,932$57,96080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)20
365 Western Avenue1-Bedroom$2,261$67,83080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)10
365 Western Avenue2-Bedroom$2,567$77,01080% (Minimum) - 100% (Maximum)10
The CALA1-Bedroom (Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit)--50%1 Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit0
The CALA1-Bedroom (Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit)--80%1 Certified Artist-Only Waitlist Unit0
The CALA2-Bedroom (Certified Artist-Only Unit)$1,852$55,56080%1 Certified Artist-Only Unit0
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%10
Woburn Heights, Phase 21-Bedroom (2 ADA-M Units)$2,019$60,57080%22 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Woburn Heights, Phase 22-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$2,420$72,60080%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Halstead Burlington2-Bedroom$2,600$70,20080%10
South Standard 2-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$3,500$84,000150% 11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$63,63080%41 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,325$69,75080%50
525 Linc1 SRO Room in Co-Living 3-Bedroom Suite$1,549$46,470100%50
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%20
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%10
Reserve at Burlington1-Bedroom $2,219$58,58280%20
Reserve at BurlingtonStudio$1,942$51,26980%10


The next step is to request a lottery application, and then complete and submit your application by the deadline.  

APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION PERIOD: March 21, 2024 – May 21, 2024


Informational Sessions:

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 & Tuesday, March 26, 2024 @ 12pm

Meeting ID: 833 9025 3878

Passcode: 774421

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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.


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 also 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. Maloney Properties 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 Questions:

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 Questions:

What are the move-in fees? First month’s rent & security deposit equal to one month’s rent.

What utilities are included in the rent? None. Tenants are responsible for all utilities including gas (heating & hot water), electricity (cooking & laundry), water/sewer, & cable/internet (optional).

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric.

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes. In-unit (Electric).

Is parking available? Parking is available to rent for an additional $200/month. Street parking is also available with permit.

Is storage available? Storage is not available to rent/purchase.

What is the pet policy? Max 2 pets per unit are allowed for a monthly fee per pet. Weight and breed restrictions apply.

If you have additional questions about this property, please contact us using the contact form or contact information below.

Tel: (617) 639-3064 Ext 703 – US Relay 711