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Units

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
Studio (St./1) St.Br./1Ba. 400 Call for Price Message
One Bedroom (1/1) 1Br./1Ba. 578 Call for Price Message
Two Bedroom (2/1) 2Br./1Ba. 900 Call for Price Message

About Symphony Plaza West

The Symphony Plaza towers are located on the East and West sides of the street, and are conveniently located within miles of Boston Medical Center, Northeastern University, Fenway Park - home of the Boston Red Sox, The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts just to name a few. Catering to the elderly and disabled, the property has studio apartments as well as, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom units for rent.


Symphony Plaza West is a 216 unit affordable housing community in Boston, Massachusetts. The community is located in the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Property Amenities

  • Laundry Room
  • 24hr Emergency Maintenance

Unit Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Ready
  • Window Coverings
  • Carpet
  • Refrigerator

Nearby Amenities

  • Close to Dining
  • Close to Shopping
  • Near Schools
  • Near Post Office

Project-Based Section 8

Since this property has a Project-Based Section 8 contract with HUD, some or all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. There is a minimum tenant contribution of $25 for all rents at this property regardless of tenant income.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, monthly rent cannot exceed the Tax Credit maximum rent for the area. Households earning less than 60% of the area median income qualify for units with reduced rent. Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore may be set at levels higher than the area's LIHTC limits.

Project Based Rental Assistance Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers

Boston HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $21,700 $24,800 $27,900 $31,000 $33,500 $36,000 $38,450 $41,320
50% $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
80% $54,750 $62,550 $70,350 $78,150 $84,450 $90,700 $96,950 $103,200

Boston Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
60% $43,440 $49,680 $55,860 $62,040 $67,020 $72,000 $76,980 $81,900

Symphony Plaza West was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and receives rental subsidies through HUD's Project Based Section 8 program. These programs have different income limits that can lead to apartments in the same property having different income requirements.

You can make up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and be eligible for a Project Based Section 8 Program unit. However, you can earn at most 60% of AMI to be eligible for a LIHTC property and many units may be set aside for those with the lowest incomes (down to 15% of AMI). LIHTC properties may also contain some market rate units.

Since Symphony Plaza West has both programs, the most restrictive of the income limits will apply for each unit. If the entire property is funded by LIHTC, the LIHTC income limit of 60% AMI would be used for all units. Apartments in properties with some units not funded by the LIHTC, but receiving Section 8 assistance, would be open to households making up to 80% AMI. Market rate units would have no subsidies or income restrictions.

Figuring out income and rent limits for affordable housing can be complex when more than one Federal program is involved. To know for sure if you qualify, you must contact the property directly. The amounts provided here should only be used as a basic guide.

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