Affordable Housing

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Rental Applications Now Available for Union Sq Apartments

The Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) is accepting applications for Union Square Apartments through May, 5th 2016. The apartment complex, which will replace the old Boys and Girls club on 181 Washington Street, is a mixed-use development project expected to include ground floor commercial space and 35 rental units dedicated to low-income and middle-income housing.

The apartments are expected to be move-in ready in August of this year, and individuals and families can apply for one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments by submitting applications by May 5th in person before 4pm at Winn Residential Office on 7 Memorial Road in Somerville or by mail postmarked no later than May 5th to the same address.

You can download the application online or pick it up in person at the following locations in Somerville:

  • Winn Residential Office – 7 Memorial Road #109
  • Somerville Community Corporation – 337 Somerville Avenue
  • Somerville Housing Authority – 30 Memorial Road
  • Somerville Homeless Coalition – 1 Davis Square
  • City Hall and Annex – 93 Highland Avenue
  • Somerville Library – 79 Highland Avenue

For more information on the application process including how applicants are selected, please visit this link or attend SCC’s informational session on April 14th at 6:00pm at Somerville Community Corporation, 337 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. Application information is also available online in Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Info Session on Affordable Housing Options in Cambridge

The Cambridge Community Development’s (CDD) Housing Division is hosting two one-hour informational sessions on affordable housing opportunities in the City of Cambridge on Monday, February 22 at St. Paul’s Christian Life Center from 6pm to 8pm – first session starts at 6pm and the second at 7pm.

The session will cover Cambridge’s inclusionary rental housing program and the City’s home-ownership programs such as Homeowner Resale Pool, First-Time Homebuyer Workshops, and Downpayment/Financial Assistance Programs.

CDD staff will be available to help attendees find out if they qualify for these programs and how to apply. The session is open to the public and doesn’t require registration. For those unable to attend on February 22, the City will hold similar sessions on March 10 on 2401 Mass. Ave. from 6pm-8pm, and on March 22 at City Hall from 12pm-2pm.