Auburn Court 1 & 2

Courtyard view of Auburn Court

Developed by Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI), Auburn Court was built in two phases on formerly industrial land provided by MIT through a long-term ground lease. Auburn Court was the first new residential construction project to be undertaken as part of the Cambridgeport Revitalization Development District established by the City Council in the late 1980s. HRI completed the first development phase in 1996, building 77 affordable units. In 2000, the second phase of Auburn Court was completed, adding another 60 mixed-income units on site.

Auburn Court includes 146 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments of varying size and design within a 6-story mid-rise building and adjoining town-house style buildings. This includes units designated for low-income households earning less than 80% AMI, units for moderate-income households earning up to 110% AMI, and market-rate units. The buildings are situated around a central courtyard which is open to the public and features public art. In 2017, HRI created 9 new affordable units when the first phase was recapitalized and renovated.