SCC owns and manages 5 affordable apartments designated for certified artist located in the Metro 9 development at 9 Medford St. in Somerville.
The application window for income-eligible, certified artists is currently closed.
Apartments vary in size, but they all have high ceilings and large windows, modern finishes and appliances, in-unit washer & dryer, access to common lounge space, common roof deck, and common artist gallery/studio space. Utilities (heat/hot water and electricity) are not included in rent. Parking space costs $50 per month.
*Pictures do not represent actual units, and furniture is not included.
Details on the artist housing units are below. Floor plans are here.
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*Unit available at this time.
Applicants must be under 50% or 80% of area median income (AMI), be certified artists, and meet household size requirements.
- All applicants must make at or below the 50% & 80% AMI Gross Income Limits below
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- Applicants must be certified as working artists by the Somerville Arts Council. More information on artist certification process here. Applicants do not have to certified before applying, but anyone selected for a unit will have to receive certification from the Somerville Arts Council before they can move in. More information on artist certification can be found here – Link
- Household must meet the size requirements of at least one person per bedroom, but no more than 2 people per bedroom
Local Preference & Somerville Housing Authority Waitlist Priority
All apartments have a local preference, meaning households that currently live or work full-time in Somerville will be prioritized on the waitlist for available units. Applicants must include verification that they live or work full-time in Somerville with their application. Households and individuals who live and work outside of Somerville are still encouraged to apply.
A priority waitlist will be created for artists currently on the Somerville Housing Authority Section 8 voucher waitlist. Applicants applying for this priority waitlist must submit a letter from the Somerville Housing Authority verifying that they are currently on the wait list and include it with their application.
Please complete the application online here, download a print version of the application here, or pick up a copy of the application at the SCC office at 337 Somerville Ave. Somerville, MA 02143 under the mailbox inside the front door on the left (open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).
Application Deadline – June 4, 2021 at 5pm EST
Lottery – June 10, 2021 at 11am EST via Zoom (link to be shared with applicants)
Applicants will be selected for the available unit through a lottery and will be ordered to create a waitlist for other units based on the order they are selected in the lottery. The lottery will be held on June 10, 2021 at 11am EST. To be included in the lottery, applications must be received by the application deadline of June 4, 2021 at 5pm EST.