Norway Apartments
30 Hemenway St
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02115

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Funding Programs

Norway 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

Norway Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 120 of the 136 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 88% 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 23, 2015 and the contract expires on December 22, 2035. The Section 8 contract rent is 122.1% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,056.00 for Zero Bedroom, $1,261.00 for One Bedroom, $1,567.00 for Two Bedroom, and $1,945.00 for Three 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.


Norway 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).

Norway Apartments is an apartment community containing 120 rental units. The property contains 129 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Norway Apartments is home to not more than 229 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Norway 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

Norway Apartments contains a mix of 120 assisted studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments for rent. There are 14 Studio, 86 One Bedroom, 17 Two Bedroom, and 3 Three Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 12% Studio, 72% One Bedroom, 14% Two Bedroom, and 3% Three Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Norway Apartments is 0.95.

Massachusetts's 7th

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