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
Alta Oxbow 1-Bedroom $2,085$62,55080%1- Age Restricted 55+ Unit 0
Orchards1-Bedroom$2,155$51,72080%10
Orchards2-Bedroom$2,354$56,49680%10
The Artemis at Arlington HeightsStudio$1,834$55,02080%10
Lifetime Living 1-Bedroom$2,219$76,156.0880%10
Residences at 581 Salem Street2-Bedroom $2,261$67,83080%10
176 Washington 1-Bedroom $2,004$60,12080%10
Woburn Heights, Phase 21-Bedroom (2 ADA-M Units)$2,019$60,57080%42 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Woburn Heights, Phase 22-Bedroom (ADA-M Unit)$2,420$72,60080%21 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Anthem EverettStudio$1,903$57,09080%20
Anthem Everett1-Bedroom$2,149$64,47080%60
Anthem Everett2-Bedroom$2,382$71,46080%20
Anthem EverettStudio (ADA Units)$1,903$57,09080%43 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; 1 Unit built out for Households with Visual Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Anthem Everett1-Bedroom (ADA Units)$2,140$64,20080%44 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Anthem Everett2-Bedroom (ADA Units)$2,369$71,07080%54 Units built out for Households with Mobility Impairments; 1 Unit built out for Households with Visual Impairments and/or that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Halstead Studio$2,036$54,79280%11 - includes unit built out for households that have a mobility impairment
Essex Street LoftsStudio$1,492$44,76080%40
Essex Street Lofts1-Bedroom$1,685$50,55080%41 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Essex Street Lofts2-Bedroom$1,862$55,86080%10
Cedar Place 1-Bedroom$2,058$61,74080% 10
Cedar Place 2-Bedroom$2,422$72,66080% 10
93 Centre Street1-Bedroom (ADA-M)$1,648$49,40080%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
93 Centre StreetStudio 1,437$43,11080%1
South Standard 2-Bedroom $3,785$90,840150% 11 1 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
Prynne Hills1-Bedroom $2,121$72,792.7280%11 Unit built out for Households with Mobility Impairments
7Ink1 SRO Room in Co-Living 4-Bedroom Suite$1,174$35,22070%30
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
Harborview 2-Bedroom$3,103$93,090120%10
Prospect Union Square Studio$1,803 - $3,212 (Rent will be 30% of the total household income)$82,951110%11 Unit built out for Households with Audio/Visual Impairments
Reserve at Burlington1-Bedroom $2,219$58,581.6080%20
Tidewater2-Bedroom$2,463$73,89080%10
20 Englewood Ave.2-Bedroom$3,148 $94,44080%10

BPDA Income Limits for 2023

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$72,730$83,120$93,510$103,900$114,290$124,680$155,850
2 Person $83,160$95,040$106,920$118,800$130,680$142,560$178,200
3 Person$93,520$106,880$120,240$133,600$146,960 $160,320$200,400
4 Person$103,880$118,720$133,560$148,400$163,240$178,080$222,600
5 Person$112,210$128,240$144,270$160,300$176,330$192,360$240,450
6 Person$120,540$137,760$154,980$172,200$189,420$206,640$258,300

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