1060 Broadway Somerville, MA 02144

CALA, Income Restricted Apartment Rental in Somerville, MA. The luxury apartments at CALA brings an eco-friendly approach to modern loft-style living. CALA is designed with a modern, industrial loft appeal highlighted by concrete and exposed beam architecture mixed with open concept layouts and soaring ceilings. The unconventional design of the CALA luxury apartments allows for flexible living options that can accommodate any taste.


Walking/Biking Trails

outdoor patio area with seating


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, making it a great location for families. The area features triple-decker, multiple-family units and apartment complexes available for rent.

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.

Teele Square is a great location for students and professors looking for housing close to campus.


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


The CALA is a mixed-income community offering 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: 40B
  • Number of Income-Restricted Apartments:
  • Apartment Sizes:  1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom
  • Income-Restricted, ADA-Accessible Apartments: N/A
  • Maximum Income Limit: 80% AMI (Area Median Income) – based on HUD limits
  • Asset Limit: No asset limit for 40B

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
2-10 Maverick Square1-Bedroom$1,559$46,77070%20
2-10 Maverick Square2-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,766$52,98070%11 unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
105 Washington Residences1-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,559$46,77070%11 unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Canton Woods 1-Bedroom $2,021$60,63080%10
The BonMicro 2-Bedroom$2,638$79,140120%10
Arlington 360Studio $1,908$57,24080%10
Arlington 3602-Bedroom $3,243$97,29080%10
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%20
Halstead 1-Bedroom $2,206$59,56280%10
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%10
80 Bridge 1-Bedroom $2,078$62,34080%10
Waterstone of Lexington1-Bedroom (Assisted Living) $3,9151-Person HH - $58,725, 2-Person HH - $67,12580% 20
Waterstone of Lexington1-Bedroom (Independent Living - Rent) $2,983.33$59,666.6080% 90
Waterstone of Lexington 2-Bedroom (Independent Living - Rent)$3,356.67$67,133.2080% 50
Haywood House 1-Bedroom (Age-Restricted - 62+ all members of household)$1,92957,87099%50
Gateway at Millis 1-Bedroom $2,221$66,63080%10
Gateway at Millis 2-Bedroom $2,472 $74,160 80%10
176 - 178 Washington1 - Bedroom $2,004$60,12080%10

2023 HUD Income Limits

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH HUD Metro FMR Area
Household Size50%80% 120%
1 Person$51,950$82,950 $124,680
2 Person$59,400$94,800 $142,560
3 Person$66,800$106,650 $160,320
4 Person$74,200$118,450 $178,080
5 Person$80,150$127,950 $192,360
6 Person$86.100$137,450 $206,640


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.


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.


What utilities are included in the rent? Trash

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric

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

Is parking available? Parking available for rent, at market prices. Street parking available with permit.

Is storage available? 

What is the pet policy? Two pet maximum. Pet rent required. Weight and breed restrictions apply.

Is there a monthly pet fee? 

What is due at Lease Signing ?  1st months rent + 1 months rent as security deposit



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

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