Affordable Housing


SBNDC Projects
There is a great need for affordable housing in South Boston. While there are three large public housing projects owned by the Boston Housing Authority within South Boston NDC’s service area, they primarily serve the lowest income population, below 30% AMI. These developments also have lengthy waiting lists. The low to moderate income populations that South Boston NDC typically focuses on, characterized by 60% to 80% AMI, are being squeezed out of South Boston by the skyrocketing housing prices, but are not being served by existing affordable housing. South Boston NDC seeks to expand its current affordable housing portfolio by purchasing more existing rental housing and developing new sites.

South Boston NDC currently owns and manages 47 apartments and two retail spaces in nine separate buildings, including Taylor’s Market.

For information about vacancies and housing services, contact Michelle Zenga, Property Manager at 617-268-9610.

Patriot Homes

South Boston NDC began construction in March of 2015 on Patriot Homes, a $10 million redevelopment of the former D6 police station at the corner of D and Athens Street. The 24-unit development will provide veterans and their families with affordable studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. The police station will be renovated and will house the South Boston NDC property management office and 12 apartments, including handicapped accessible units. New construction on Athens Street will consist of 12 affordable units.

Each apartment will feature Energy Star appliances and both buildings are 100% smoke-free. The site is within a ten-minute walk to the Broadway stop on the Red Line and steps away from the #9 bus line. We expect occupancy in late Fall 2015.

Visit the photo gallery to keep up with construction progress.

Projects in Development

206 West

South Boston NDC announced in December, 2014 that the Public Facilities Department voted that South Boston NDC and Caritas Communities were tentatively designated as co-developers for the vacant lot at 206 West Broadway. As proposed, the development will provide 16 apartments that are affordable to one- or two-person households and ground floor retail space.

206 West will be affordable to people with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income, and will be a mix of one-bedroom and studio apartments for small households. There will also be ground floor retail space available to a coffee shop or similar commercial enterprise.

Boston’s population is growing, and according to the Housing Boston 2020 report, the greatest population growth will occur among 20-34 year olds, empty-nesters and seniors, and downtown families. 206 West will serve the growing preference that aging Baby Boomers and young Millennials have for smaller housing units in denser neighborhoods.

O’Connor Way

In July of 2015, the Boston Housing Authority tentatively designated South Boston NDC and Caritas Communities as co-developers for a vacant site adjacent to the Mary Ellen McCormack housing development. As proposed, a new building on O’Connor Way will provide 46 one-bedroom units of affordable senior housing for income-eligible people of at least 62 years of age.  In addition, the development will include one manager’s unit, a community room, a laundry room, and a manager’s office.