Thank you for your interest in The Beverly, Boston’s largest workforce housing development in 25 years. The apartments in The Beverly have been reserved for individuals, couples, and families at a variety of income levels (30-165% of Boston’s area median income), and provide an incredible opportunity for Bostonians to live in the heart of the city at an affordable rent.
Our leasing team will soon contact applicants in lottery number order within specific preference categories and unit sizes first. This process will be completed in accordance with the guidelines of the Boston Fair Housing Commission, which monitors and regulates the lottery and lease-up process for The Beverly. Preference categories include those with certain disabilities, residents of Boston, and households meeting occupancy standards for specific unit sizes. In addition, we will start reaching out to applicants in the lower income categories first.
Please keep checking back on www.thebeverlyboston.com for updates.
We’re excited to welcome our first residents in mid-January, 2018.
The Beverly is conveniently located in the heart of Boston, nestled between the historic North End, Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harbor. Located across the street from North Station, The Beverly offers access to a multitude of public transportation options. Whether you walk to work, ride your bike along the Greenway or stroll to your favorite restaurants, you can now “Live Where Your Life Is”.
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Thank you for your interest in The Beverly. Please complete the form below to learn more about available apartments, opening in January 2018. A Leasing Representative will contact you to submit an application package if your preliminary information matches future availabilities.
*Subject to household size and income screening criteria
Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back periodically to find out when the waitlist will re-open.
You will need to submit your household size and income on the application, which will be verified during the application review process.
Be prepared to present copies of recent years’ federal tax returns, recent paystubs, and copies of financial statements.
Preferences will be given to Boston residents as well as those applicants who meet a one person per bedroom minimum. Additionally, 5% of apartments are for households with mobility impairment consisting of Three (3) Studio Units, Six (6) One Bedroom Units, Two (2) Two Bedroom Units, and One (1) Three Bedroom Unit; 2% of apartments are for households with visual or hearing impairment consisting of One (1) Studio Unit, Two (2) One Bedroom Units, One (1) Two Bedroom Unit, and One (1) Three Bedroom Unit.
You should apply for the bedroom type that you want. The landlord will identify all unit types that you qualify for based on your income and household size.
There will be local informational meetings in the spring and summer as well as advertising via brochures and social media. The website will also provide updates on the status of the project.
The application distribution period has ended. Please check back periodically to find out when the waitlist will re-open.
You will be contacted by management based on your initial application at which point you will have the opportunity to correct any misstated information.
Applicants will be notified regarding the time and place of consultations following the lottery. Not all applicants are notified simultaneously. Please continue to check the website for further information.
There are no restrictions as to how many or to whose affordable housing programs you can apply.
Yes, you can still apply to live at The Beverly if you own property. You will be asked to provide relevant ownership and financial information about the property.
When the leasing team contacts you about proceeding with the application process, you will have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions one-to-one. The website will be updated to provide overall progress updates, so please check back.
The lottery for The Beverly took place at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 in the Department of Development’s Winter Chambers Room located at 26 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. These lotteries are always open to the public, but please note that you do not have to be present to be entered. After the drawing, everyone entered in the lottery is notified of their lottery number in writing (email or USPS). Additionally, it is very important to note that nobody wins anything at the lottery. The lottery is simply a way to randomize the applicant pool so that the opportunities are not offered to people on a first-come-first-serve basis. Your lottery number is only one piece of the sorting process.
You will have 14 days to place an appeal, which can be submitted by mail with supporting documentation. If necessary, an appeal meeting can be scheduled. You will receive an appeal decision in writing within a timely manner following the appeal submission.
Applicant households that appear eligible but are not contacted during the lease-up period will be placed on the waiting list. As vacancies become available, these households will be contacted in order to confirm eligibility. Income eligibility requirements may change depending upon HUD income limit data released annually by the federal government. Please continue to contact the property in order to find out more information and maintain your waitlist status.
Apartment selection will be available for units which the household qualifies for at that given time.
There will be a mix of bedroom types at both the affordable and workforce levels. In total, the property offers 58 studios, 113 one bedrooms, 44 two bedrooms, and 24 three bedrooms.
The Beverly is an exclusively rental apartment building.
The property includes a fitness center, outdoor terrace with grills, children’s room and an entertainment room as well as a pet spa and bike storage. The lobby will also be attended 24/7.
All apartments have dishwashers and washer-dryer units.
We welcome pets. Breed restrictions for dogs will apply. Pet owners will need to complete a special Pet Rider addendum to their lease.
There is a parking garage with spaces available on a first-come first-serve basis. These spaces can be leased at market levels and are not included when a tenant signs a lease for an apartment.
Rents are derived via a HUD-established annual area median income for Boston.
Rents may adjust based on the HUD-published annual AMI and in accordance with prescribed rent limits.
Household income for housing programs seeks to project the income flow for the next twelve months for a household. Household income for housing programs will likely differ from taxable income for income tax purposes. Housing programs are typically based upon the HUD 4350.3 guide, with variation for the specific type of program. Some of the contributors to household income include employment income, benefit income, regular periodic receipts, various types of support, and interest and dividend income. We encourage all applicants to apply; at your interview you will have the opportunity to review household income in detail.
All assets, including property and retirement assets, and periodic amounts will be reviewed and may be factored in as part of your income eligibility. To the extent there are other items impacting your income eligibility, this will be reviewed with your application.
Credit screening will be completed for all eligible applicants. Credit screening for applicants considers a variety of factors including amount of debt supported by the household; recency of bankruptcy, if any; outstanding judgments or liens; the extent of negative credit lines.
Students may apply for The Beverly; however, a household of only full-time students is not eligible unless the household satisfies one of the regulated exception criteria.
Initial eligibility is based on projected income for the next twelve months based upon approved income verification methodologies. Eligibility at annual re-certification will be determined at that time with a review of the increase as it relates to an applicable income limit buffer.
The rent includes water and heat. The tenant will be responsible for electricity.
Certain amenities will include a fee to cover maintenance and operations of the amenity facilities.
101 Beverly Street, Boston MA 02114
Alternatively, applications may be picked up in person at Lovejoy Wharf located at 131 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114 at the following dates and times: Monday - Friday July 17th – July 28th, 2017 9am-5pm, with late hours until 7pm Thursday July 20th, 2017 AND Thursday July 27th, 2017; weekend hours Saturday July 22nd AND Saturday July 29th, 2017 9am-12pm.
If you had previously completed an inquiry form on www.thebeverlyboston.com an application will be mailed to you at the address you provided starting on July 13th, 2017. Be careful not to apply more than once. Applicants who submit more than one application may be disqualified.
Completed applications must be returned by the deadline. Send by email to email@example.com or by mail to:
398 COLUMBUS AVENUE, BOX #290
ATTN: THE BEVERLY LOTTERY
BOSTON, MA 02116-6008
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2017
Learn more about The Beverly at a public information session at 6PM on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at:
The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library
151 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114