Via and Benjamin
The Benjamin & VIA BPDA Income Restricted Apartment Rentals located in the heart of the Seaport District. The Benjamin (22 stories tall) and VIA (20 stories tall) are built to the highest standard of modern luxury and feature sweeping Boston skyline and Boston Harbor views, with over one acre of landscaped courtyards. The Benjamin & VIA, where living luxury goes beyond impeccable views, chic amenities, and captivating modern design. Life at these seaport residences is fun and full of adventure, culture, music and art, along with waterfront and skyline views of Boston.
Professional door attendance
24-hour concierge service
Boston skyline and Harbor views
Boston's hottest neighborhood may surprise you -- it's Seaport! Once an industrial area of 100-year-old warehouses and parking lots, Seaport has transformed into Boston's trendiest neighborhood. With its fantastic harbor views and proximity to Downtown Boston -- less than a mile northwest -- this is downtown without the downtown price tag. Seaport is home to some of Boston's best restaurants, like Rosa Mexicano and Strega Waterfront. Harbor Way provides a place to enjoy a sunny day and perhaps hop aboard the Spirit of Boston for a lunch or dinner cruise around Boston Harbor.
Seaport is home to artists, entrepreneurs, and musicians. It has a strong sense of community and pride. It is also close to everything -- Boston Logan International Airport is across the harbor, M Street Beach is on the south end, and the historic Fort Point, the University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston Common, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are all close by.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED / PROCESS
Please note, this is not a lottery. Applications for Via and Benjamin 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
Via and Benjamin 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: 50 apartments (Via) 46 apartments (Benjamin)
Apartment sizes: Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom
ADA accessible apartments (Built out for persons with mobility and deaf/hard of hearing impairments): 3 Studios, 2 One Bedrooms, 2 Two bedrooms, and 4 Three bedrooms.
Maximum Income limits: 70% AMI (Area Median Income)
Minimum Income limits: Minimum income limit is 2 times the annual rent. For example, the one-bedroom rate is currently $1,410 so a resident must make $1,410 x 2 = $2,820/month = $33,840/year.
Minimum income limits do not apply to households receiving housing assistance (Section 8, VASH, etc.).
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|
|319 & Park||3||$1,789||$53,670||70%||1||0|
|319 & Park||2||$1,597||$47,910||70%||2||0|
|319 & Park||1||$1,410||$42,300||70%||3||1 unit built out for HH with mobility impairments|
|Prynne Hills||1||$1,844||$44,256||80%||3||2 units built out for HH with mobility impairments|
|Wakefield Vista||2||$2,111||$63,330||80%||2||1 unit built out for HH with mobility impairments|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||1||$1,410||$39,540||70%||7||0|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||Studio||$1,203||$33,750||70%||1||0|
|Arthaus - Certified Artist Restricted||2||$1,597||$44,760||70%||1||0|
|Alta Oxbow||1 - Age Restricted - 55+||$1,693||$50,790||80%||8||1 unit built out for HH with hearing impairments|
|Alta Oxbow||2||$1,858||$55,740||80%||19||2 units built out for HH with mobility impairments|
|Alta Oxbow||2 - Age Restricted - 55+||$1,858||$55,740||80%||9||1 unit built out for HH with mobility impairments|
BPDA Income Limits for 2021
|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? None. Tenants are responsible for all utilities.
Is the stove electric or gas? Electric
Is the washer/dryer included? Yes, electric
Is parking available? Yes, Parking is currently $475/month at The VIA. It is in the garage below the building, and all is assigned. There is street parking that is metered however we don’t suggest residents rely on that as it is minimal and difficult in the wintertime.
Parking is currently $500/month at The Benjamin. It is in the garage below the building, and all is assigned. There is street parking that is metered however we don’t suggest residents rely on that as it is minimal and difficult in the wintertime.
Is storage available? Yes,
Small Storage (approx. 3’x5’x 7.5” tall) – $75/month
Large Storage (approx. 9’x6’x 7” tall) – $200/month
Small Storage (approx. 3’x5’x 7.5” tall) – $150/month
Large Storage (approx. 9’x6’x 7” tall) – $350/month
What is the pet policy? Pets allowed. The following Breeds are generally prohibited: Akita, American Staffordshire Terrier/Bull Terrier (aka. Pit Bull), Presa Canario, Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepard, Great Dane, all Husky and Malamute breeds, Rottweiler, wolf, or other dog mixed with a restricted breed. Residents are required to provide a photo of the pet, as well as complete the Animal Liability Form.
If you have questions about this property, please contact us.