The Muse

63 Melcher Street, Boston, MA, USA

The Muse, BPDA Income Restricted Apartments, feature a brick & beam loft style building within the Seaport District. Open floorplans, high ceilings and large windows with plenty of light can be found in each condo. The Muse also features a large, professionally landscaped roof terrace. Residents of The Muse will enjoy the best the Seaport District has to offer. This building is near the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Residents can enjoy the latest exhibitions in modern art as well as fundraisers and member events. The Seaport District is the fastest growing neighborhood in the city, with new residential developments at 320 on D, Pier 4, 49 Melcher, 315 on A, 22 Liberty & 50 Liberty & Echelon. Warehouses, shipping piers and railroad tracks create an environment of industrial authenticity for the luxury lofts taking shape in the Seaport District. Home to the Boston Children’s Museum, Harbor Walk and South Station Transportation Center, the Seaport District is just east of the Fort Point Channel and is the epicenter of Boston’s convention and exhibition activity.


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Bike Storage
In Unit Washer & Dryer
City Views
Outdoor terrace

beautiful outdoor terrace at 63 Melcher Street


Historic brick warehouses converted into artists' residences and lofts, corner cafes and bakeries, the Boston Children's Museum, Children's Warf Park -- there's much to love about Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood. Located along the Fort Point Channel directly across from Downtown Boston, Fort Point is convenient, hip, and artistic -- the neighborhood is home to more than 300 artists and a variety of galleries. This was once the location of Fort Hill, a British fort built during colonial times.

In the middle of the channel off Congress Street, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum serves as a floating reminder of the Boston Tea Party, complete with exhibits, a tearoom, and live reenactments. It, along with the Children's Museum, draws visitors to the neighborhood. Fort Point is not only one of New England's largest artists' communities -- it is also an emerging foodie destination, home to several trendy new restaurants.


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


The Muse 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: 9
  • Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom
  • ADA accessible apartments: N/A -Built out for persons with mobility and deaf/hard of hearing impairments
  • 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# BedsRentMinimum IncomeIncome Limit (AMI)Units Available
319 & Park3$1,789$53,67070%1
319 & Park2$1,597$47,91070%2
319 & Park1$1,410$42,30070%3
Prynne Hills 1$1,844$44,25680% 3
Wakefield Vista2$2,111$63,33080%2
The Orchards2$1,992$47,80880%1
Halstead Burlington Studio$1,707$46,08980%1
Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted1$1,410$39,54070%7
Arthaus - Certified Artist RestrictedStudio$1,203$33,75070%1
Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted2$1,597$44,76070%1
Alta Oxbow1$1,693$50,79080%19
Alta Oxbow1 - Age Restricted - 55+$1,693$50,79080%8
Alta Oxbow2$1,858$55,74080%19
Alta Oxbow2 - Age Restricted - 55+$1,858$55,74080%9

BPDA Income Limits for 2021

Household Size70% AMI80% AMI90% AMI100% AMI110% AMI120% AMI150% AMI
1 Person$59,200$67,700$76,100$84,600$93,050$101,500$126,850
2 Person $67,650$77,350$87,000$96,650$106,350$116,000$145,000
3 Person$76,100$87,000$97,850$108,750$119,650$130,500$163,100
4 Person$84,550$96,650$108,700$120,800$132,900$144,950$181,200
5 Person$91,350$104,400$117,400$130,500$143,550$156,550$195,700
6 Person$98,100$112,150$126,100$140,150$154,200$168,150$210,200


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? Electric/Heat

Is the stove electric or gas? Electric

Is the washer/dryer included? Yes, Electric

Is parking available? No parking available

Is storage available? No storage available

What is the pet policy? Pets are allowed; restricted breed list applies

Is there a monthly pet fee?

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

Tel: 617-531-7123 Ext. 791 – US Relay 711