Washington Beech Apartments , located at 4560 Washington Street in Boston, has one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. Washington Beech Apartments participates in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Public Housing, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and State or Local Program programs.
While the Washington Beech Hope waiting list is closed, you may still apply to get on it at:
The John F. Murphy Housing Service Center, 56 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111
Contact this property for more information.Last updated on October 10th, 2019
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There are 206 apartments in all on this 7.6 acre site. A five-story apartment building, with one and two-bedroom apartments, sits on the corner. Sixteen three-story buildings are spread around the central park area and include a mix of one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartments. All are affordable, with 28 available for people earning no more than 60 percent of area median income and the rest for people earning no more than 50 percent of area median income.
There is a laundry room in the mid-rise building; the townhouses have washer and dryer hookups. All the residences and common areas are built to surpass Energy Star standards and include lighting with occupancy control sensors, ultra-low flow toilets, high-tech thermostats for night setbacks, and the latest in high-efficiency boilers.
The park has benches and a playground. There is a basketball court, too. The new street layouts allow all apartments to front onto a street so residents can park nearby.
The Community Room includes a kitchen where the active Resident Board meets. An after-school program run by the YMCA also meets here, and management provides programs such as computer training and health information classes. Management also holds regular meetings to which they invite community leaders to meet with residents.
In Roslindale Square are many banks, restaurants, shops, a library, a post office, and a Community Center that offers swimming and other activities. The Roslindale Community Health Center is located in Roslindale Village. Public transportation is readily accessible.
Pets are not allowed except service animals. This is a non-smoking community. That means, no smoking anywhere.
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.
Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, 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. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.
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 Boston but actual income limits may differ for units at Washington Beech Apartments .
|AMI Band||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|Very Low Income (50%)||$41,500||$47,400||$53,350||$59,250||$64,000||$68,750||$73,500||$78,250|
|Low Income (60%)||$49,800||$56,880||$64,020||$71,100||$76,800||$82,500||$88,200||$93,900|
Washington Beech Apartments was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. In addition to providing apartments for low-income households, this property could include some market rate units. Households earning 60% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) qualify for targeted rental units in LIHTC financed housing. This property may also designate units for renters with even lower incomes, from 60% of AMI down to 30% AMI. It is even possible that all units have been set aside for those with extremely low incomes (as low as 15% of AMI). This means that the same size unit can rent for different amounts based on the income of the renter.
Figuring out income and rent limits for affordable housing can be complex especially 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.
Washington Beech Apartments is managed by Trinity Management.