Doris Bunte Apartments

Neighborhood
Roxbury
Land Sq. Feet
59,889 sq ft
Gross Floor Area
121,640 sq ft
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Project Description
The Boston Housing Authority intends to renovate the Doris Bunte Apartments, the cylindrical tower in Egleston Square is formerly known as Walnut Park. The property, which is located at 1990 Columbus Avenue, is a HUD-assisted elderly/disabled public housing development. The building is a 20-story concrete framed structure with concrete and masonry exteriors currently comprising 165 residential units, including two units designated for occupancy by resident custodians (who are BHA employees) and two units currently used for non-residential functions. As part of the renovation, one non-residential unit will be merged with a residential unit in order to create a single, larger fully accessible apartment. The 164 units remaining upon completion of the renovations will be: 162 Project-Based Voucher (Section 8) subsidized apartments for occupancy by eligible elderly and non-elderly disabled occupants; one unsubsidized employee unit; and one unit to be used for non-residential purposes. Existing households will be subject to 80% AMI income eligibility and future residents will be subject to the 50% AMI income eligibility threshold for Section 8 subsidy. All residents will pay 30% of their adjusted annual income toward rent.

Project Phase

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  • Letter of Intent
  • Under Review
  • Board Approved
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