South End Apartments
19 St. Cyprians Pl
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02120

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Funding Programs

South End 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

South End Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 27 of the 27 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% 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 January 01, 2001 and the contract expires on December 31, 2020. The Section 8 contract rent is 157.5% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,567.00 for Two Bedroom, $1,945.00 for Three Bedroom, and $2,148.00 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.

Overview

South End 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).

South End Apartments is an apartment community containing 27 rental units. The property contains 86 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, South End Apartments is home to not more than 172 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

South End 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

South End Apartments contains a mix of 27 assisted two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 3 Two Bedroom, 16 Three Bedroom, and 8 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 11% Two Bedroom, 59% Three Bedroom, and 30% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for South End Apartments is 3.19.

Massachusetts's 7th

Congressional District

27

Total Units

27

Project Based Sec. 8 Units

157.5

% of Fair Market Rent

31-Dec-20

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

Two, Three, and Four

Unit Mix

3.19

Average Bedroom Size

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