The Bliss School Apartments is a combination of historic rehabilitation and new construction. The original Bliss School, constructed in 1909 has been carefully restored into 10 one and two bedroom apartments. The rear addition, built in 1920 and severely damaged due to water infiltration, has been demolished. In it’s place a new 30 unit structure containing two and three bedroom apartments have been joined to the original school building. The Bliss School closed over 20 years ago and has remained dormant ever since. Located in a mostly residential neighborhood, Bliss School Apartments has been developed to provide residents in the Attleboro area an affordable rental option. The unique floor plans allow for affordability without sacrificing space, livability, or quality of life. The location is ideal for the proposed housing use as the hospital, churches, city hall, library, schools, social services, shopping, banking, and public transportation are all within walking distance. The Attleboro MBTA commuter rail station is located less than half a mile from Bliss School, making it an easy walk for our residents. Income limits do apply.
|1 Bedroom (1/1)||-||Income Based|
|2 Bedroom (2/1)||-||Income Based|
|3 Bedroom (3/1)||-||Income Based|
Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.
This project has received some funding from a participating jurisdiction (local or state government agency) through the HUD HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). In projects with five or more HOME-assisted units, at least 20% of these units must be occupied by families earning 50% or less of area median income (AMI). All other HOME-assisted units must be occupied by families earning 80% or less of AMI, but in practice most are reserved for families earning 60% or less AMI. Maximum monthly rent is capped with a Low HOME Rent for <50% AMI units and a High HOME Rent for the remaining HOME-assisted units. Contact the property directly for the specific dollar amount of these rent caps.
Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Attleboro but actual income limits may differ for units at Bliss School Apartments.
|AMI Band||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|Very Low Income (50%)||$29,450||$33,650||$37,850||$42,050||$45,450||$48,800||$52,150||$55,550|
|Low Income (60%)||$35,340||$40,380||$45,420||$50,460||$54,540||$58,560||$62,580||$66,660|
Bliss School Apartments is managed by Stewart Property Management.