Income, Asset, and Price Limits

Find Out if You Qualify

The BPDA works with developers to create middle-income housing opportunities. 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.

2017 income and price limits are not yet available. BPDA limits are based on figures published annually by HUD. In 2016, HUD released their figures in late March and BPDA published our limits in early April. Our 2017 limits will be published here as soon as they are available.

Download a printable version of the 2016 income/price limits.

2016 Income & Price Limits
HH
Size
50%
AMI
60%
AMI
65%
AMI
70%
AMI
75%
AMI
80%
AMI
90%
AMI
100%
AMI
1 $34,350 $41,250 $44,650 $48,100 $51,550 $54,950 $61,850 $68,700
2 $39,250 $47,100 $51,050 $54,950 $58,900 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500
3 $44,150 $53,000 $57,400 $61,850 $66,250 $70,650 $79,500 $88,300
4 $49,050 $58,900 $63,800 $68,700 $73,600 $78,500 $88,300 $98,100
5 $53,000 $63,600 $68,900 $74,200 $79,500 $84,800 $95,400 $105,950
6 $56,900 $68,300 $74,000 $79,700 $85,350 $91,050 $102,450 $113,800


Income Limits (continued)
HH Size 105% AMI 110% AMI 115% AMI 120% AMI 130% AMI 140% AMI 150% AMI 160% AMI
1 $72,150 $75,550 $79,000 $82,450 $89,300 $96,150 $103,050 $109,900
2 $82,450 $86,350 $90,300 $94,200 $102,050 $109,900 $117,750 $125,600
3 $92,750 $97,150 $101,550 $105,950 $114,800 $123,650 $132,450 $141,300
4 $103,050 $107,950 $112,850 $117,750 $127,550 $137,350 $147,150 $157,000
5 $111,250 $116,550 $121,850 $127,150 $137,750 $148,350 $158,950 $169,550
6 $119,500 $125,200 $130,900 $136,600 $147,950 $159,350 $170,700 $182,100


Maximum Affordable Sales Price
Bedrooms 50% AMI 60% AMI 65% AMI 70% AMI 75% AMI 80% AMI 90% AMI 100% AMI 110% AMI 120% AMI
Micro $58,400 $81,500 $93,000 $104,600 $116,000 $127,600 $150,700 $172,100 $192,100 $212,400
Studio $64,900 $90,600 $103,400 $116,300 $128,900 $141,800 $167,500 $191,300 $213,500 $236,000
1 $86,200 $116,300 $131,100 $146,100 $161,100 $175,900 $202,500 $228,500 $254,600 $280,800
2 $107,600 $141,800 $159,000 $175,900 $191,300 $206,100 $236,000 $265,800 $295,700 $325,500
3 $128,900 $167,500 $185,600 $202,500 $219,200 $236,000 $269,600 $303,100 $336,800 $370,200
4 $150,200 $191,300 $209,900 $228,500 $247,200 $265,800 $303,100 $340,400 $377,800 $415,100


Maximum Affordable Rents
Bedrooms 50% AMI 60% AMI 65% AMI 70% AMI 75% AMI 80% AMI 90% AMI 100% AMI 110% AMI 120% AMI 150% AMI
Micro $684 $821 $890 $958 $1,026 $1,094 $1,232 $1,368 $1,504 $1,642 $2,052
Studio $760 $913 $989 $1,065 $1,140 $1,216 $1,369 $1,521 $1,672 $1,825 $2,281
1 $887 $1,065 $1,153 $1,242 $1,331 $1,419 $1,597 $1,774 $1,951 $2,129 $2,662
2 $1,013 $1,216 $1,318 $1,419 $1,521 $1,622 $1,825 $2,027 $2,230 $2,433 $3,041
3 $1,140 $1,369 $1,482 $1,597 $1,711 $1,825 $2,053 $2,281 $2,509 $2,737 $3,421
4 $1,267 $1,521 $1,648 $1,774 $1,901 $2,027 $2,281 $2,534 $2,788 $3,041 $3,801

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.