Bauer House
314 Water Street
Quincy, MA 02169

phone: 617.786.7601
fax: 617.786.1807
email: click here

Elaine Mak
Site Manager
email: click here

About Bauer House

What is Bauer House?

Bauer House is a 75 unit, federally funded HUD-202 PRAC affordable housing development for independent seniors 62 years of age and older located at 314 Water Street in Quincy, Massachusetts.

What does HUD-202 PRAC Stand for?

HUD stands for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Section 202 is a loan program to develop housing for the elderly. Tenant rental subsidies are provided through Project Rental Assistance Contracts referred to as (PRAC).

Why the Name Bauer House?

The project was named for the Reverend Frank J. Bauer and Mrs. Jean E. Bauer whose labors helped found and operate the three housing projects sponsored by Wollaston Lutheran Church (Fenno House, Town Brook House & Bauer House).

What are the Income Qualifications?

In FY 2015, the mandated HUD income guidelines for the area could not exceed:
  • $34,500 for one person
  • $39,400 for two people
As the information on the Bauer House website is not regularly updated, please visit this website for information current income limits.

What is a Unit Like?
  • Living room/Dining room combination.
  • One bedroom (please note: if two people are sharing a unit, the living room cannot be utilized as a bedroom).
  • Kitchen with refrigerator and stove.
  • Full bathroom with tub, shower and grab bars.
  • Ample closet space.
  • Emergency call system.
  • Secured entrance.
  • Cable and telephone ready.
  • Rent includes all utilities (hot water, electricity and heat or central air conditioning).

How Much Will I Pay For Rent?

30% of monthly gross adjusted income.

Are Utilities Included In My Rent?

Yes, except for your cable, internet and telephone bills.

Can I Regulate My Own Heat?

You can regulate your own heat in the winter and central air in the summer.

How Many People Can Live in a Unit?

A maximum of (2) people.

What Facilities Does Bauer House Have?
  • Ample community/common areas with party kitchen for special events.
  • Community living-rooms, one with a large screen TV and DVD player.
  • HUD Neighborhood Networks areas with computers, printers and internet.
  • Overnight Security Guard and video monitoring of grounds and entrances.
  • Coin operated laundry facilities.
  • Ample parking.
  • Smoke free common areas.

What Types of Services Are Offered?

The following services are available:
  • Trash removal and trash chute system
  • Live-in superintendent
  • On-site management office
  • On-site service coordinator office
  • Bauer House is located on MBTA bus route # 215.

Are Pets Allowed?

Pets defined as common household pets are fish, birds, cats and dogs. In accordance with the Federal Register Rules, dogs shall weigh no more than 50 pounds at maturity or stand higher than 24 inches at the shoulder. Mandatory rules will apply. For more details, you may request a copy of our Pet Policy.

Is there a waitlist?

Effective October 15, 2022, the Bauer House one bedroom and one bedroom wheelchair accessible waiting list has been closed.

The wait list has been closed due an excessive wait time of more than one year.

As of the date of this notice, there are 114 applicants actively waiting. It is anticipated that the one-bedroom waiting list will be re-opened once the active wait list has been reduced to 20 applicants. Management reserves the right to use its discretion to re-open the wait list at any time with the posting of appropriate notice.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are available at the following location or may be requested by telephone or email:

Bauer House
314 Water Street
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 786-7601

Who Do I Return the Application To?

Bauer House
314 Water Street
Quincy, MA 02169
ATTN: Site Manager

Who Can I Call with Questions?

Please contact:
Elaine Mak, Site Manager
Bauer House
(617) 786-7601