We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you have a question not covered in this section, or if you would like more information, please call Mason Place at 617-426-6198. We look forward to hearing from you!
Q: What type of housing is Mason Place?
A: Mason Place is a subsidized housing community for seniors age of 62 & over. The term “subsidized housing” means that the rent is based on income. A resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their income as rent.
Q: Who pays the remainder of rent?
A: The remainder of the rent is paid in the form of a subsidy by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a U.S. government agency.
Q: Is there a lease?
A: Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs.
Q: How big are the apartments?
A: Mason Place offers spacious studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments. They range in size, based on floor plan, from 630 to 972 square feet.
Q: How do I get started with the move in process?
A: Currently, the waiting list for Mason Place is closed.
Q: Is there a waiting list for residency?
A: Yes. There is currently a very long (10+ years) waiting list for Mason Place.
Q: What is the Security Deposit?
A: There is no Security Deposit required.
Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Mason Place welcomes you and your small pet. There is a limit of one animal per apartment and there are certain size restrictions.
Q: What is the Pet Deposit?
A: There is no pet deposit required.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Our downtown location does not allow for parking.
Q: How many keys do I receive?
A: Each unit receives one full set of keys – main entrance key, unit key, and mailbox key.
Q: Are there any planned activities?
A: Mason Place prints a Quarterly Newsletter with a calendar in it that shows the dates and times of various activities and seasonal or holiday activities. Monthly activities include fitness classes, ESL classes, informational meetings with speakers, and knitting/sewing for our Project HANDS program.
Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?
A: Yes, there is a coin-operated laundry facility on site.
Q: What is the garbage/recycling process?
A: Each floor has a garbage chute, and recycling receptacles are located on the ground floor.
Q: Is there any public transportation available?
A: Yes. The downtown location of Mason Place makes it very accessible by the MBTA system, buses, trains and trollies are within walking distance.