Allston Brighton CDC Affordable Housing
Building safe, decent, and affordable housing is an integral part of the Allston Brighton CDC’s mission. Since 1980, the CDC has developed over 500 homes for low- and moderate-income renters and first-time homebuyers. These homes provide a stable base in a neighborhood of high rents and limited homeownership opportunities.
Below is a list of all of the properties that Allston Brighton CDC has developed.
To request applications for placement on our affordable housing wait lists, please contact our property management company, Maloney Properties at 617-782-8644.
For information on other affordable housing resources
see our Resources to Find an Apartment page.
A 12-unit single-room-occupancy house for individuals with special needs, developed in 1993. Ashford Street is a converted Victorian house that was in serious decay before ABCDC’s renovation.
The Brian J. Honan Apartments is a 50-unit multi-family rental property that welcomed its first residents in 2005. In 2002, with the help of the late City Councilor, Brian J. Honan, Allston Brighton CDC purchased the former Legal Sea Foods Company Headquarters and Warehouse on 33 Everett Street in Allston. The old industrial building was demolished and replaced with nine buildings in an attractive, well- landscaped setting that includes designated parking and many amenities.
Brighton Allston Apartments is 60-unit multi-family rental property, acquired in 1996 and renovated in 1997. Brighton Allston Apartments is located on two sites, on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, and Washington Street in Brighton. The 1387 Commonwealth Ave. site has excellent public transportation access and is a short walk from the Allston Village business district.
Brighton Allston Apartments is 60-unit multi-family rental property, acquired in 1996 and renovated in 1997. Brighton Allston Apartments is located on two sites, on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, and Washington Street in Brighton. The Washington Street site in Brighton is surounded by trees and shaded landscaping, sits along the 57 MBTA bus, and is close to both Brighton Center and Oak Square
A 33-unit mixed-income cooperative, developed in 1990.
In the 1990’s, this 118-unit multi-family rental property was at risk of losing its affordability, together with its neighbor, the Glenville Apartments, which had the same owner. For thirteen years, ABCDC and the tenants worked together to organize the residents to preserve these apartments as affordable. In 1997, ABCDC and the tenants bought the buildings together, guaranteeing that they would stay affordable for the long term. Today, the apartments are run by a joint ownership board made up of tenants and ABCDC.
117-unit multi-family rental property was bought by the tenants and ABCDC in 1997, with its neighbor, the Commonwealth Apts. See above.
This 20-unit multi-family rental property, comprised of ten rowhouses on Hano Street, first purchased by ABCDC in the early 1980’s, was completed and renovated in 2003.
The 59 3BR, 2BR, 1BR and studio units were converted from market-rate to affordable rentals in 2006. This development is named after Ray Dooley, a founding member of the Allston Brighton CDC in 1980. Ray was also responsible for the creation of Boston’s Neighborhood Housing Trust and the implementation of Boston’s successful housing linkage program that has helped to create more than 7,650 affordable homes in over 20 years.