The Indie

35-43 Braintree Street Allston, MA 02134

The Indie is revolutionizing the way you live, work, play and create. We know that the art of living now is all about fluidity: between work and home, creating and consuming, learning and doing. Airy modern apartments feature thoughtfully designed kitchen and in-home laundry. Choose the space that suits you best as we offer studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three-bedroom floorplans. The community is pet-friendly and our designated work-from-home pods have been created to be both stylish and functional.

Our amenity spaces are meant to be experienced. From a sky lounge with chefs' kitchen, a rooftop terrace, media center, arcade, maker space and so much more, there is something for everyone. Green spaces throughout the community and a dedicated package delivery area provide additional conveniences. A parking garage and bicycle parking offer options for everyone making The Indie the perfect choice for those on the go. 21 of the 149 units are designated as income-restricted and will be rented to households making at or below 60% AMI, 70%, AMI, or 80% AMI (Area Median Income). The four 60% AMI units will be reserved for Boston-Certified Artists only.

April 4, 2024

Thank you for your interest in The Indie. Click below to see our current affordable apartment rental opportunities. 

If you applied to this lottery, Maloney will contact you by email with regular status updates after the lottery drawing. If you did not provide an email address, we’ll contact you by USPO at the mailing address you provided.


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.


On-Site Parking (additional fees apply)
On-Site Storage (additional fees apply)
Bike Storage
Smart Package Room
Internal Community Arts Program
Art Gallery
Maker's Room
Work Pods
Sky Deck
Sky Lounge (with chef's kitchen)
Media Center
Community Green Space


Discover the best in modern living at The Indie, located in the vibrant neighborhood of Allston. Allston is known for its dynamic energy, eclectic mix of restaurants and night life, corporate office hubs at Boston Landing and several cultural attractions. The Indie offers a convenient location with easy access to the MBTA Commuter Rail, I-90 and I-93, making it easy for you to commute to work or enjoy weekend activities wherever the mood may take you!

Jackson Mann K-8 School (0.3 miles), Various Private Schools within (0.5 miles), USPS (0.2 miles), Brighton High School (1.0 miles), St Elizabeth’s Medical Center (1.0 miles), Franciscan Children’s Hospital (1.0 miles), Brighton Marine Health Center (1.0 miles), Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library (0.6 miles), Jackson Mann Community Center (0.3 miles), Zabota Community Center (0.5 miles), Mansfield Street Dog Park (0.3 miles), Penniman Road Play Area (0.2 miles), Star Market -2 locations (both 0.7 miles)

MBTA Bus Routes: 64, 66, 501, 503 (0.2 miles), Cambridge Street. MBTA Bus Route: 51, 57, 57A, 66, 501, and 503 (0.3 miles), The Boston Landing commuter rail station (0.3 miles), Green B Line (0.5 miles).


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? Security deposit of $750 for approved applicants. For conditional approvals (households with little to no income), the security deposit will be determined by our third party, “The Guarantors,’ and cannot exceed one month’s rent.

What utilities are included in the rent? None. Tenants are responsible for all utilities including gas (heating/cooling & 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? There are 33 garage parking spaces, including 3 accessible spaces. 9 are regular parking spaces & 21 spaces are in parking stackers. Parking is available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $250/month.

Note: As a project developed under the City of Boston’s Compact Living Policy Pilot, residents will not be allowed to obtain residential parking permits. They will be notified of this before signing a lease by Management. Per the Policy, “Developers of projects with Compact Living units must notify prospective residents about the inability to obtain residential parking permits before signing a lease or purchasing a unit.”

Is storage available? Additional storage is available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional $100/month.

What is the pet policy? 2 pet per unit is allowed. Residents must provide Veterinarian proof of immunization, breed, age and anticipated full grown weight. 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 734 – US Relay 711