South End Housing
159 West Springfield Street
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 02118

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Funding Programs

South End Housing was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit

The property was developed using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This program incentivizes investors to inject capital into rental apartments for lower income Americans. The property received a tax credit allocation in 1993. The property was placed in service in 1995. 75 of 75 units at South End Housing are low income and subject to the tax credit program. The property, at the time of the tax credit allocation, was located in a Difficult Development Area qualifying it for additional tax credit financing.


South End Housing 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 Housing is an apartment community containing 75 rental units. The property contains 149 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, South End Housing is home to not more than 292 persons when fully occupied.

Rental Subsidies

This property does not provide any Federal rent subsidies to renters reducing total tenant payments to 30% of their adjusted income. Renters are required to pay the full rent, even if it is in excess of 30% of their income. In some cases the property may accept Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers.

Unit Mix

South End Housing contains a mix of 75 assisted studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 7 Studio, 25 One Bedroom, 16 Two Bedroom, 16 Three Bedroom, and 11 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 9% Studio, 33% One Bedroom, 21% Two Bedroom, 21% Three Bedroom, and 15% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for South End Housing is 1.99.

Massachusetts's 7th

Congressional District


Total Units


Tax Credit Units

Studio, One, Two, Three, and Four

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Average Bedroom Size

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