Affordable Housing Resources
The following organizations develop and manage affordable rental housing in Newton. They may have units available at this time or you may ask to add your name to a waiting list for units that become available in the future. Application procedures vary according to the organization that manages the specific affordable housing unit(s).
- Apartments for Rent:
- Avalon Communities
Avalon Bay has two mixed income rental developments in Newton:
Avalon at Chestnut Hill located at 160 Boylston Street (Route 9) for leasing information call 866-737-9267 and Avalon at Newton Highlands located at 89-99 Needham Street, for leasing information call 866-391-4455. For more information go to:www.avaloncommunities.com/massachusetts/newton-apartments/avalon-at-newton-highlands/floor-plans/
- Arborpoint at Woodland Station
Arborpoint at Woodland Station, developed by National Development, is amixed income rental development. For leasing information call 617-969-1200 or go to: http://www.arborpoint.com/Newton-MA-Apartments/Woodland-Station
- Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization, Inc. (CAN-DO)
CAN-DO is a community-based non-profit developer of affordable housing for individuals and families with low and moderate incomes. Founded in 1994, CAN-DO has developed and currently manages a number of affordable housing units, which serve a diverse population.
- Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE)
Since 1965, JCHE has been building and managing affordable, non-sectarian housing for independent elders in the Greater Boston area. JCHE’s housing is home to over 1,300 older people whose average age is 80 and average income is about $9,000. Ulin House, Leventhal House and Genesis House are located in Brighton, MA; Golda Meir House and Coleman House are in Newton, MA.
- Newton Community Development Foundation (NCDF)
NCDF is a private, non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing located in Newton. NCDF has developed six properties in the City of Newton and manages an additional two properties that were developed by another non-profit affordable housing agency in Newton. NCDF provides homes to hundreds of low and moderate-income families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
- Newton Housing Authority (NHA)
The NHA owns numerous rental housing units within the City. Some are in larger developments and some are within scattered sites around the City. There are units for lower income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. In addition, the NHA has rent subsidy programs. The wait list for most of these units is 3-5 years.
- Action for Boston Community Development
Action for Boston Community Development is Boston's antipoverty agency, serving more than 100,000 low-income Greater Boston residents through its city-wide network of neighborhood-based organizations. ABCD provides innovative, timely programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities.ABCD also provides foreclosure prevention assistance for families and
individuals in Newton. 617-348-6000
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)
The BRA is committed to creating affordable homeownership and rental opportunities in the City of Boston. The BRA aims to alleviate the impacts of market rate housing on the supply and costs of housing for low- and moderate-income households. Housing is made affordable to all incomes, ages, and households by reducing the rent or purchase price to below market values, thus reducing monthly rent and mortgage payments and requiring lower down payments.
- Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
CHAPA is the non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities throughout Massachusetts. The CHAPA website lists many of the affordable housing lotteries throughout the state.
- Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is a Christian-based non-profit organization dedicated to building decent, affordable homes in partnership with very low-income families.
- HomePath Properties - Fannie Mae Foreclosed Homes that are put on the market. HomePath Website
- Housing Search Guide for People with Disabilities
This guide provides information about searching for rental housing in Massachusetts for people who have one or more disabilities. Most of the information is also helpful to people who are low-income. Housing Search Guide for People with Disabilities.
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, is a non-profit housing organization that offers services for first time homebuyers, such as home buying workshops, credit counseling, budget counseling, etc. It also has an online searchable database of all affordable home ownership opportunities in the state.
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
The Department of Housing and Community Development supports the production of affordable rental housing, including units for persons with special needs, and the construction or rehabilitation of affordable homes and condominiums for purchase by income-eligible first-time homebuyers. DHCD website
- Mass Access The Mass Accessible Housing Registry helps people with disabilities find rental housing in Massachusetts, primarily accessible and barrier-free housing. The database tracks accessible and affordable apartments throughout the state and maintains information about their availability.
Go to Mass Access Website and click on the region you are looking in to find accessible housing in your area.
MassHousing is one of the leading providers of affordable housing resources in Massachusetts. The agency also partners with an extensive network of approved lenders to deliver its home mortgage programs to first-time home buyers.
Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)
The Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) is a statewide public non-profit affordable housing organization that works in concert with the Governor and the state Department of Housing and Community Development to help increase the supply of affordable housing in Massachusetts. The MHP is a quasi-public agency that provides permanent mortgages for low-to moderate-income first-time homebuyers.
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP)
MBHP's mission is to ensure that the region's low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing. To achieve this mission, MBHP works collaboratively with a broad array of service providers and neighborhood-based organizations.
MBHP also provides foreclosure prevention assistance to families and individuals in Newton.
Affordable Housing and Fair Housing in Newton
The City of Newton is committed to the preservation and development of affordable housing and to fair access to that housing. Funds are available for the creation of new units, the rehabilitation of existing units, and to provide assistance to help income-eligible individuals and families purchase a home.
Housing Opportunities & Assistance
Fair Housing Issues or Complaints
- The City is also working to eliminate housing discrimination and to increase fair access to housing in Newton. Click here if you have a Fair Housing issue or complaint or want to learn more about Fair Housing in Newton.
For more information on the City’s housing programs, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 796-1150.