Income, Asset, and Price Limits

Income, Asset, and Price Limits

Find Out if You Qualify

The BPDA works with developers to create housing opportunities for a range of incomes. Income guidelines vary by development, but most BPDA opportunities are available to households which earn between 70% and 100% of area median income (AMI).

To see if you might qualify for BPDA affordable housing opportunities, please consult the chart below.  If your income is not within this range, we encourage you to contact some of the many other housing opportunities within Boston, listed on our Other Affordable Housing Resources page.

Please be aware that an Income Certification Process is a required component of application review. The Income Certification Process is coordinated between the applicant and the marketing agent for each respective development. To estimate your own income, download the Income Calculation Worksheet.

Download a printable version of the 2017 income/price limits.

2017 Income & Price Limits
HH Size 30% AMI 40% AMI 50% AMI 60% AMI 65% AMI 70% AMI 75% AMI 80% AMI 90% AMI 100% AMI 105% AMI
1 $21,700 $28,950 $36,200 $43,450 $47,050 $50,700 $54,300 $57,900 $65,150 $72,400 $76,000
2 $24,800 $33,100 $41,400 $49,650 $53,800 $57,950 $62,050 $66,200 $74,450 $82,750 $86,850
3 $27,900 $37,250 $46,550 $55,850 $60,500 $65,200 $69,800 $74,450 $83,750 $93,100 $97,700
4 $31,000 $41,350 $51,700 $62,050 $67,200 $72,400 $77,550 $82,700 $93,050 $103,400 $108,550
5 $33,500 $44,700 $55,850 $67,050 $72,600 $78,200 $83,800 $89,350 $100,500 $111,700 $117,250
6 $36,000 $48,000 $60,000 $72,000 $78,000 $84,000 $90,000 $95,950 $107,950 $119,950 $125,950
Income Limits (continued)
HH Size 110% AMI 115% AMI 120% AMI 130% AMI 140% AMI 150% AMI 160% AMI 170% AMI 180% AMI 190% AMI 200% AMI
1 $79,650 $83,250 $86,900 $94,100 $101,350 $108,600 $115,850 $123,100 $130,300 $137,550 $144,800
2 $91,000 $95,150 $99,300 $107,550 $115,800 $124,100 $132,400 $140,650 $148,900 $157,200 $165,450
3 $102,400 $107,050 $111,700 $121,000 $130,300 $139,600 $148,950 $158,250 $167,500 $176,850 $186,150
4 $113,750 $118,900 $124,100 $134,400 $144,750 $155,100 $165,450 $175,800 $186,100 $196,450 $206,800
5 $122,850 $128,450 $134,050 $145,200 $156,350 $167,550 $178,700 $189,900 $201,000 $212,200 $223,350
6 $131,950 $137,950 $144,000 $155,950 $167,950 $179,950 $191,950 $203,950 $215,900 $227,900 $239,900
Maximum Affordable Sales Price
Bedrooms 70% AMI 75% AMI 80% AMI 90% AMI 100% AMI 110% AMI 120% AMI 150% AMI
Micro $107,100 $118,800 $130,500 $153,900 $177,300 $200,600 $224,100 $283,500
Studio $119,100 $132,100 $145,000 $171,000 $197,000 $222,900 $246,700 $315,100
1 $149,400 $164,500 $179,600 $209,900 $239,000 $265,700 $292,300 $372,100
2 $179,800 $197,000 $214,300 $246,500 $277,100 $307,400 $337,900 $429,100
3 $210,100 $229,400 $246,500 $280,700 $315,100 $349,300 $383,500 $486,100
4 $239,000 $257,900 $276,900 $314,900 $353,000 $391,100 $429,100 $543,100
Maximum Affordable Rents
Bedrooms 30% AMI 40% AMI 50% AMI 60% AMI 65% AMI 70% AMI 75% AMI 80% AMI 90% AMI 100% AMI 110% AMI 120% AMI 150% AMI
Micro $418 $558 $698 $837 $907 $977 $1,046 $1,116 $1,256 $1,395 $1,535 $1,675 $2,094
Studio $465 $621 $776 $931 $1,008 $1,086 $1,163 $1,241 $1,396 $1,551 $1,706 $1,862 $2,327
1 $542 $723 $905 $1,086 $1,176 $1,267 $1,357 $1,447 $1,628 $1,810 $1,991 $2,172 $2,715
2 $620 $827 $1,035 $1,241 $1,345 $1,448 $1,551 $1,655 $1,861 $2,068 $2,275 $2,482 $3,102
3 $697 $931 $1,163 $1,396 $1,512 $1,630 $1,745 $1,861 $2,093 $2,327 $2,560 $2,792 $3,490
4 $775 $1,033 $1,292 $1,551 $1,680 $1,810 $1,938 $2,067 $2,326 $2,585 $2,843 $3,102 $3,877

Asset Limits

Properties set aside for incomes of less than 80% AMI: $75,000
Properties set aside for incomes more than 80% AMI: $100,000
Applicants for rental units where all household members are over the age of 65 years: $250,000

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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