The Melnea, BPDA Income Restricted apartments featuring thoughtful, modern design and amenities. Conveniently located where the South End meets Roxbury. Walk to Boston's best shopping, dining, and entertainment. Close to Northeastern University, BU Medical, MBTA, I-90 and I-93.
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There's much to love about Boston's South End -- the elegant, curvy brownstones along Tremont Street, the fantastic shops, restaurants, and Victorian beauty of Columbus Avenue, and the oddly sophisticated yet collegiate feel of Harrison Avenue combine to create a tapestry of a neighborhood that offers something to everyone. This walkable, tree-filled neighborhood offers several parks, the Boston University School of Medicine, some of the best restaurants in Boston, and easy access to Northeastern University.
By renting an apartment in South End Boston, you'll enjoy walking along brick-paved sidewalks past historic buildings housing everything from trendy boutiques to art galleries to the city's hottest cafes. You'll spend afternoons at Southwest Corridor Park, Blackstone Square, and beautiful Franklin Square. South End is popular with artists, and you'll discover a variety of terrific galleries to explore, especially along Harrison Avenue.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS
Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for The Melnea 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 Melnea 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: One- 1 bedroom
- Maximum Income limits: 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
- Asset limit: 70% AMI: $75,000 Asset Limits do not include retirement but do include the assessed value of real estate owned by applicants. For households in which all members are over 65, the asset limit is $250,000 (including retirement).
Current Rental Availability
|Property||# Beds||Rent||Minimum Income||Income Limit (AMI)||Units Available||Accessible Units|
|Alta Oxbow - 55+||1-Bedroom||$1,919||$57,570||80%||1||0|
|Wellington at 1301||Compact 3-Bedroom||$1,682||$50,460||70%||1||0|
|Wellington at 1301||Compact 2-Bedroom||$1,502||$45,060||70%||3||1 unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments and Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|Wellington at 1301||Compact 1-Bedroom||$1,326||$39,780||70%||1||1 unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments and Deaf/Hard of Hearing|
|256 Washington St.||1-Bedroom||$1,414||$42,420||80%||1||0|
|256 Washington St.||2-Bedroom||$1,863||$55,890||80%||1||0|
|32 Harris St.||1-bedroom||$2,101||$63,030||80%||1||0|
|Reserve at Burlington||1-Bedroom||$2,120||$55,968||80%||1||0|
|Ellington Metro West||2-Bedroom||$1,671||$50,130||80%||3||1|
|Ellington Metro West||3-Bedroom||$1,927||$57,810||80%||1||1|
|The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s||2-Bedroom||$2,931||$87,930||150%||1||0|
|The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s||1-Bedroom||$2,371||$77,310||150%||1||0|
|The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s||Studio||$2,204||$66,120||150%||1||0|
|55 West 5th||2-Bedroom||$2,426||$72,780||100%||2||0|
|Viridian||2-Bedroom||$2,426||$78,500 to $112,150||100%||1||0|
|Viridian||1-Bedroom||$2,136||$78,550 to $112,250||100%||1||0|
|Fenway Triangle||2-Bedroom||$2,931||$98,150 - $140,200||120%||1||0|
|Waterstone at Lexington||1- Independent Living||$2,983.33||$59,666.60||80%||12||0|
|Waterstone at Lexington||2- Independent Living||$3,356.66||$67,133.20||80%||6||2 units for households with mobility impairments|
|Waterstone at Lexington||1- Assisted Living||$3,915 1 Person HH, $4,475 2 Person HH||1 HH $58,725 | 2 HH $67,125||80%||3||0|
|7Ink||Single Room Occupancy (shared 2-4 bedroom apartments)||$1,078||$32,340||70%||31||4 - Built out for hearing impaired|
|321 Washington St.||1-Bedroom||$2,101||$63030||80%||1||0|
|660 Washington St.||1-Bedroom||$2,577||$98,150||120%||2||0|
|The Bon||Micro Studio||$1,130||$33,900||70%||46||2 units built out for households with Mobility Impairments|
|The Bon||Micro Studio||$1,984||$59,520||120%||3||0|
|The Bon||Compact 1-Bedroom||$1,326||$39,780||70%||7||1 unit built out for households with Mobility Impairments|
|The Bon||Compact 1-Bedroom||$2,319||$69,570||120%||3||0|
|The Bon||Compact 2-Bedroom||$1,502||$45,060||70%||6||0|
|The Bon||Compact 2-Bedroom||$2,638||$79,140||120%||3||0|
|Packard Crossing||2-Bedroom||$1,668||$50,040||70%||9||2 units built out for Mobility Impairments|
BPDA Income Limits for 2022
|Household Size||70% AMI||80% AMI||90% AMI||100% AMI||110% AMI||120% AMI||150% AMI|
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? Water, sewer, trash and hot water Is the stove electric or gas? Electric Is the washer/dryer included? Yes Is parking available? Yes currently all leased Covered $300 Uncovered $200 Is storage available? No What is the pet policy ? Cats/Dogs $50 monthly up to two pets breed restriction Is there a monthly pet rent? $50 If you have questions about this property, please contact us.