By adamg on Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:26am
The BPDA is out with its 2019 affordable-housing numbers, which the city uses to determine the most a family can make to apply for one of the "affordable" apartments or condos developers are required to build or pay for in exchange for approval of their projects.
The numbers are based on the Boston-area median income, with "affordable" being defined as up to 100% of that amount, based on the number of people in your family. Some projects rent or sell their units to people who make less than that amount, though, so the BPDA provides figures for those categories as well.
Any project that goes through the BPDA approval process (which are all projects with at least 10 market-rate units that needs an exemption from its lot's zoning) has to either have at least 13% of the units set aside as "affordable" or build an equivalent number of units nearby (or pay the BPDA money for an affordable-housing fund it runs).