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Low Income Housing and Subsidized Apartments in Cambridge, MA

Below is the listing of 17 affordable apartments and low-income housing in Cambridge, MA. Some apartments listed here will require prospective residents to meet income eligibility requirements and other guidelines specific to a housing authority, and other properties will be open to all residents needing affordable housing.

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808 Memorial Drive - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 868-0808
Details: 808-812 Memorial Drive is ideally located on the Charles River with beautiful views of Cambridge, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Live just steps to the MBTA and Harvard Square's fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment.
821-825 Main Street Condos - Affordable Housing Apartments (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 876-5855

Bishop Allen Apartments - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
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Briston Arms - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02138
Contact Phone: (617) 868-2400
Details: Briston Arms offers unique garden-style affordable accommodations in Cambridge. At Briston Arms, our residents' comfort and well-being are our top priority. Our townhouse style of living provides both individuals and families the feeling of being a part of a close-knit community. Conveniently located with bus access to Harvard Square, Briston Arms is just a short drive from Fresh Pond Mall which features a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Adjacent to the property is 50-acre Danehy Park with walking, biking, and running trails in addition to baseball fields and tennis courts. Briston Arms is professionally managed by POAH Communities.
Cambridge Court Apartments - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Elderly)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 497-6220
Details: We are a 55 and older community within walking distance to the Charles River, the YMCA, shopping, restaurants and numerous highways. Our apartments feature an all electric kitchen, dishwasher, refrigerator, plush carpeting, ceramic tile baths, linen closet and an individual heat thermostat control and air conditioning unit. Our community features meals on wheels from Somervile/Cambridge elder services, a beautifully landscaped courtyard with tables and benches, a convenient laundry facility, a community room, weekly tai-chi classes, on site maintenance, and elevators. The residents sponsor a weekly movie night, game night, and occasional craft classes.
Cast Ii Apartments - Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 492-7818
Details: CAST II Apartments, a 9-unit historic brick building is located on Columbia Street directly across from Clement Morgan Park, and within close proximity to the amenities of Central Square.
Close Building - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 661-7190
Details: On the initiative of a community organization in the Wellington-Harrington area of Cambridge, this former warehouse building was purchased from the Redevelopment Authority in 1970. Through a limited partnership the six story building was developed as 61 affordable housing units, first occupied in 1977, all with rental subsidies. The building includes two management offices, a large community room, and laundry room. Two parking lots on separate sites serve the building with 23 spaces. The Close Building offers studios, one and two bedroom units located at 243 Broadway in Cambridge, MA.
Fresh Pond Apartments - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02140
Contact Phone: (617) 492-6650
Details: Across the Charles River, you will find Cambridge, Massachusetts, and on the Cambridge/Belmont line, you will find Fresh Pond Apartments. If you're looking for a convenient place to live, Fresh Pond Apartments is the place. With easy access to the Minuteman Bike Path, and adjacent to the Alewife MBTA station, getting to where you want to go has never been easier. Nature enthusiasts enjoy long walks and bird watching at the Alewife Brook Reservation. Home to an array of indigenous and migratory birds such as Osprey and Great Blue Heron, this 120-acre reservation is located at the end of the Minuteman Bike Path. Public parks, including the newly renovated Russell Field, home of local football teams, including the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Falcons, sits on the other side of Rindge Avenue, past the public pool. Picnic tables and a playground are also in the complex for residents to enjoy. Fresh Pond, with one, two and three bedroom apartments offers affordable housing to low income individuals or families. The high rise buildings comprise of 22 floors each for a total of 504 apartments. Each building has its own laundry room on the first floor, and there is an onsite Community Room, Food Pantry, and Computer Room. Convenience Stores and Fresh Pond Brook Parkway Plaza, a local shopping center, are only minutes away. In addition to over 400 free parking spaces, Fresh Pond is not far from Alewife Train Station, on the Red Line, and Bus Routes 2, 16, and 83, which go into Downtown Boston.
Harvard Place - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Elderly)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 234-2919
Details: The dilapidated nursing home was purchased and extensively renovated and expanded to create this beautiful, grand building which opened it's doors to tenants in 1999. It is now home to 21 low-income elders in a thriving community where mutual respect and support is emphasized. A part-time service coordinator is available to assist residents with a variety of needs. A live-in resident manager is available to respond to building emergencies and other property issues.Harvard Place is located in walking distance of Central Square in Cambridge, near public transportation and a myriad local amenities.
Harwell Homes - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02141
Contact Phone: (617) 714-3635
Details: Located in one of the most engaging and dynamic Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhoods, Wellington-Harrington - near Inman Square, Harwell Homes is a cooperative community of fifty-six; one to four bedroom apartment homes. Situated on two acres of land, residents enjoy private and common outdoor green space as well as the nearby convenience of the One Kendall Square complex which includes restaurants, shopping and a cinema.
Inman Square Apartments - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
Contact Phone: (617) 492-7818
Details: Inman Square Apartments, a 116-unit 13-story apartment building on Cambridge Street, includes 18 duplex townhouses, as well as a roof terrace, and small outdoor space right in the middle of Inman Square.
Magazine House - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Disabled)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02139
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Details: Magazine House is a beautifully remodeled house in a residential area of Cambridge. The house is a four level dwelling with the capacity for 10 residents. There is one bedroom and bath on the first floor that is handicap accessible, as well as a staff office. The second floor has 5 bedrooms and a full bath. The third floor has 4 bedrooms and a full bath. The house has a large shared common area which includes a dining and living room area, with a distinctive fireplace. There is a fully equipped, modern kitchen. The basement also has a recreational area, a laundry room, storage and a staff office. Magazine house has a spacious back porch and pleasant front porch, with park benches, both of which look out over gardens. The front and back porch serve as the designated smoking areas.
Portland Marcella - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02141
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Putnam School - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Elderly)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02141
Contact Phone: (617) 499-7126
Details: Renovated, four-story Queen Anne-style school building with arched windows and brownstone banding. Putnam School contains both conventional units and 9 congregate beds for frail elders.
Rindge Tower - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02140
Contact Phone: (617) 876-5855
Details: Stunning views of Boston await you. Rindge Tower located on Rindge Ave in Cambridge, is only steps from some of the City’s most important sites and institutions. Steps to the Green line that will take you anywhere in Boston and beyond. The area’s best shopping is just 5 minutes away, and Route 128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike virtually at your doorstep. Downtown Boston, shopping, fine dining, the Longwood Medical Center, Fenway Park, Harvard University and Tufts University are all within easy reach. If you’re looking for comfort and a perfect location, you’ll find it all at Rindge Tower.
Roosevelt Towers - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Elderly)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02141
Contact Phone: (617) 499-7149
Details: One eight-story mid-rise building; adjacent to Roosevelt Towers low-rise.
Walden Square Apartments - Subsidized, Low-Rent Apartment (for Family)
Location: Cambridge, MA - 02140
Contact Phone: (617) 492-3020
Details: Walden Square is a 240 unit community set on seven acres in North Cambridge, MA. The property features one high-rise building in addition to five low-rise buildings, which house larger families. Amenities include off street parking, play areas, laundry room, a computer learning center, community room and daycare facility.