The Blakeley Building

The Blakeley Building

473 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 975-0718

Email (alevy@


  • 1BR
  • 2BR
  • 46 Units
  • FamiliesOur properties provide low-income working families a place to call home as well as special facilities and services that help address the needs of both kids and parents.
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Handicap accessible
  • Partnership for Sustainable Communities


This is an exciting opportunity to live in historic downtown Lawrence, MA! There are 46 Units-Affordable housing for low and very low income households. Section 8 voucher holders are encouraged to apply. Friendly apartments that offer residents a piece of mind. Rent includes heat and hot water, computer room, onsite office manager, laundry room facilities, and commuter bus is only minutes away from the property. Please come and apply at our friendly apartments. We welcome you and your family!


  • Computer room with internet
  • Laundry room on each floor
  • Cable included
  • Parking

How to Apply

Each Volunteers of America property has its own leasing office and its own application process.

Please contact each property directly if you or someone you know is interested in applying for an affordable apartment in one of our communities. The property staff can answer your questions regarding apartment availability, rent, income requirements or restrictions and how to obtain an application to apply for housing.