There are 26 supportive housing with case management and supportive services offered by Lifebridge. Units are Single Room Occupancy only; the maximum income to qualify is $ 22650.

43 Boston Street and 179 Boston Street, Salem

Applications are available by calling 978-306-5060 or download an application online at www.harborlightcp.org.

There are no minimum earnings to be eligible.

Residents cannot earn more than 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Boston Street Crossing must be 18 years of age or older

Applications are considered by application date and time. Preference will be given to homeless individuals.

Yes, as well as a credit check

The waiting list varies from 6 to 12 months.

Harborlight Community Partners continually reviews applications.

Rent is 30% of your of your adjusted gross income.

Your rent amount stays the same unless there has been a change in income. All income changes must be reported immediately to the management office.

MRVP Vouchers

These units are studio units, each with a kitchenette and private bath.

The buildings are accessible -two units are available in 43 and 4 units in 179 are adapted for wheelchair access.

These units are single occupancy only.

There is coin-op laundry room in the building.

No.

No overnight visitors are allowed.

"Affordable housing" is a broad term used to describe decent, safe housing which is affordable for individuals who, generally, earn less than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

"Subsidized housing" is a term used to describe housing which is financed in whole or in part with government funding.

"HUD" is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD is the U.S. government agency responsible for delivering the vast majority of the nation's affordable housing programs.

"Section 8" is a HUD program and “MRVP” is a DHCD program which provide rental payment assistance to qualifying tenants. To make rents affordable, Section 8 pays any rent which exceeds 30% of a tenant’s adjusted monthly income. For example, if your landlord charges $500 per month for rent and you make $1,000 per month, you would pay $300 (30% of your monthly income) and Section 8 would pay $200 (the difference between what you can afford and what your landlord charges). The Section 8 program is overburdened and it is now difficult to get the subsidy. Many people wait for years to receive the subsidy.

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit is an incentive for individuals and corporations to invest in affordable housing. By investing in affordable housing, investors can reap great savings on annual income tax liabilities. The LIHTC is the most widely used, most productive, and most successful affordable housing program in the country.

"Tenant Certifications" are forms that you, as a resident in an affordable housing community, must complete on an annual or periodic basis disclosing all your sources of income. The purpose of the certification is to assure that only those who meet the income restrictions of the housing receive the benefits of the housing.

The meaning of these terms can vary from program to program and institution to institution but generally, Extremely-low income persons refers to persons at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI), Very low-income persons refers to persons at or below 50% of the AMI, and Low income persons refers to persons at or below 80% of the AMI.