Affordable Rental Housing

MOHCD has assisted in the production of thousands of Below Market Rate (BMR) or affordable rental apartments throughout the city. In general, the maximum rents are set at 30% of the targeted income level's monthly gross income. Minimum income requirements can vary from unit to unit. Many affordable rental units have maximum incomes limits of 50% or 60% of Area Median Income (AMI), though some units are lower or higher. You may refer to the current year Income Limits Chart (PDF) to look up the latest income limits for your household size. You will have to call the contact listed in the attached PDF files on this page for income requirements and rents for the particular property in which you are interested. MOHCD does not directly handle the leasing of these units.

Certificate of Preference holders have priority for rental and for-sale housing opportunities. For more information, see the Certificate of Preference page.

Click here for a PDF listing former SFRA rental properties containing BMR units within a larger market-rate development or within developments that are entirely affordable. Each property maintains its own waiting list and tracks its own unit availability. Please contact the property management company listed for the site in which you are interested.

If you are interested in being on MOHCD's mailing list for future developments with affordable rental units, please add yourself to MOHCD's email alert system (click here to view and submit the form). These units are also listed on the MOHCD website. Once a unit is listed on the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development website, applicants may contact the building directly to obtain an application for units available or download the most current version of the rental application from our website.