Burbank Apartments
18 Haviland Street
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02115

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Funding Programs

Burbank Apartments was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Burbank Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. of the 173 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 0% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on December 31, 1969 and the contract expires on December 31, 1969. The Section 8 contract rent is 0% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are for Zero Bedroom, for One Bedroom, for Two Bedroom, for Three Bedroom, and for Four Bedroom.

44% of Massachusetts properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Burbank Apartments is an affordable apartment community located in Boston, Massachusetts which is located in Suffolk County. The property is located in Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District served by Representative Michael Capuano (D), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) and Senator Edward Markey (D).

Burbank Apartments is an apartment community containing 67 rental units. The property contains 68 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Burbank Apartments is home to not more than 143 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Burbank Apartments provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Boston, MA by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Burbank Apartments contains a mix of 67 assisted studio, one, and two bedroom apartments for rent. There are 20 Studio, 26 One Bedroom, and 21 Two Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 30% Studio, 39% One Bedroom, and 31% Two Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Burbank Apartments is 0.39.

Massachusetts's 7th

Congressional District


Total Units


Project Based Sec. 8 Units

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Unit Mix


Average Bedroom Size

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