The Cara

13 Shetland St. Roxbury, MA 02119

The Cara, BPDA Income Restricted Apartment Rentals, Boston's premier rental residence, where you will find unparalleled modern finishes throughout this newly built building, and details to wow you at every turn. Looking for a home with an open concept living area, in-unit laundry, ample closet space, modern appliances and finishes, extra-large windows, central air/gas heat? Do you like the idea of a common roof deck with gas grills, fireplace, and tons of space to lounge? What about a gym, common club room, a state of the art package room, billiard room, and a place to get some work done when you're working from home? You've found it! Minutes from Longwood Medical Area, South Bay shopping area, public transportation, highway access, Logan Airport, and many other local amenities.

FEATURES

Community Lounge
Fitness Center
Rooftop Terrace
Rooftop Gas Grills
Rooftop Fireplace
Elevator
Bike Storage
On-Site Storage
Additional Storage Available
Package Concierge
Game Room
Business Room/Wifi/USB

Large fitness center offering a variety of equipment.

NEIGHBORHOOD

Roxbury is a historic and diverse community in southwest Boston, adjacent to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The north side borders the campus of Northeastern University and is just a few blocks from Fenway Park, the Medical Center, Back Bay, and the Emerald Necklace. The south side encompasses Franklin Park, allowing you to easily access the trails, playground, zoo, and golf course.

Numerous other public parks are spread throughout the community, providing lots of options when you feel like spending time outdoors. The neighborhood is mostly residential, with some of the more affordable apartments, condos, and rental houses in the city. With several MBTA stops around the neighborhood, all of Boston is at your fingertips.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS

Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for The Cara 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 Cara 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: 7
  • Apartment Sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom
  • ADA-Accessible Apartments: 1 – One Bedroom
  • Maximum Income Limit: 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
  • Asset Limit: 75,000 Asset Limits do not include retirement

Current Rental Availability

Property# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units AvailableAccessible Units
16 Peterborough Street2-Bedroom$1,766$63,57670%31 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
69 Bailey StreetCompact 1-Bedroom$1,403$42,09070%30
IdylStudio (ADA-M Units)$1,330$39,90070%2 (ADA-M Units)2 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Idyl1-Bedroom (ADA-M Units)$1,559$46,77070%2 (ADA-M Units)2 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The IndieCompact Studio (ADA-M Unit)$1,196$35,88070%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
The Indie2-Bedroom (ADA-H Unit)$1,766$52,98070%1 (ADA-H Unit)1 Unit built out for Households that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Indie3-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,978$59,34070%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Ellington Metro West 2-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$1,978$59,34080%1 (ADA-M Unit)1 unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Arlington 360Studio$2,250$67,500120%10
Arlington 3601-Bedroom$2,500$75000120%10
BLDG 89Studio$1,330$39,90070%10
Cedar Place1-Bedroom$2,058$61,74080%10
The Nines2-Bedroom$2,721$81,63080%20
The Nines1-Bedroom$2,465$73,95080%50
The NinesStudio$2,172$65,16080%40
Allston Labworks Studio (ADA-M Unit)$1,330$47,88070% 1 (ADA-M Unit)1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Orchards2-Bedroom $2,154$51,69680%51
Emery Flats Studio $1,909$57,27080%11
Ink Block1-Bedroom $1.559$46,77070%10
Bremen 282Studio (Artist-Certified Only Units)$1,130$33,90060%4 (Artist-Certified Only Units)0
The Artemis at Arlington Heights1-Bedroom$1,925$57,75080%10
The Artemis at Arlington Heights2-Bedroom$2,273$68,19080%10
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%10
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$63,63080%41 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills2-Bedroom $2,325$69,75080%30
Essex Landing 1-Bedroom $2,257$67,71080%21
Cable Mills 2-Bedroom Condo$185,000 (Purchase Price)-80%10
Village Green1-Bedroom$2,177$65,31080%21

BPDA Income Limits for 2024

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$80,010$91,440$102,870$114,300$125,730$137,160$171,450
2 Person $91,420$104,480$117,540$130,600$143,600$156,720$195,900
3 Person$102,830$117,520$132,210$146,900$161,590$168,940$220,350
4 Person$114,240$130,560$146,880$163,200$179,520$187,680$244,800
5 Person$123,410$141,040$158,670$176,300$193,930$202,750$264,450
6 Person$132,580$151,520$170,460$189,400$208,340$217,810$284,100

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? Trash Removal

Is the stove electric or gas? 

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

Is parking available? Yes

Is storage available? Yes

What is the pet policy? Pets Allowed

Is there a monthly pet fee?  

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

Tel: (617) 639-3064 Ext 766 – US Relay 711
Email: Lottery@MaloneyProperties.com