Meadows Road Housing


In 2006, the Fine Arts Work Center added five new live/work spaces to its Long-Term Residency Program at Meadow Road in Provincetown’s West End. The program is designed for income-eligible households who wish to live and work in Provincetown on a year-round basis. These units offer an opportunity for working writers and visual artists to live and work in affordable residences owned by the Work Center.

One of these units is now become available for year-round occupancy. If you are interested in this space, and are a working writer or visual artist, please read the following information and, if you are eligible, complete and return the attached application as soon as possible but no later than Monday, September 23, 2019.  Submission of the form indicates only a preliminary interest and not a commitment.

Eligibility Requirements:  The Long-Term Residency Program is available only to working writers and/or visual artists; preference will be given to writers and artists with previous affiliation with the Fine Arts Work Center, but such an affiliation is not a necessity to apply. To be eligible program participants must come within income limits, make Provincetown their full-time residence and continue to pursue their art or writing.  You may live in the unit with someone else, but your unit may not be subleased or assigned in any manner and the combined household income must be within the income limits.  One-year lease agreements will be signed, with the option for two one-year renewals.

Annual income limits, determined by federal guidelines, are $41,665 for a single-person household, $47,580 for a two-person household. These limits apply (a) to your gross annual income unless you are self-employed, in which case they apply to your net annual income; and (b) to your projected income for the year starting January 1, 2020, not your current income.  

The FAWC Rentals at Meadow Road: FAWC owns five one-bedroom residences, each with separate studio spaces at Meadow Road. Each residence is approximately 625 square feet, and the separate workspace is another 312 square feet. These five units are part of a neighborhood of 39 homes including both market rate and affordable homes near West Vine Street, off Bradford Street Extension in the West End. All of the FAWC live/work spaces at Meadow Road are multi-level and each offers parking for one car. Each home has pine flooring. Kitchens have craftsman-style birch cabinets and stainless-steel appliances with gas cooking. They also have washer/dryer hook-ups. Rent for the unit will be $768 per month, plus telephone and electricity. FAWC pays heat, water and common charges. All applicants will be required to demonstrate income eligibility in accordance with applicable regulations.
Application Process: All applications will be carefully reviewed, and one applicant will be invited to commence a required third-party income verification process; up to 4 more qualified applicants will be rank-ordered and held in the event the first-place applicant withdraws or fails to satisfy the income criteria. In that case the runners up will be invited in rank order to initiate income verification.

If you are not income eligible for the Meadow Road Long-Term Residency Program, you can still become part of the neighborhood through market rate opportunities for rental or home ownership at Meadow Road.  Contact Ted Malone, Community Housing Resource, Inc., at 508-487-2426 ext. 1 for more information.

Click here to download the application. Please return this form by Monday, September 23, 2019 to or by U.S. mail addressed to the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown, MA 02657, or by fax at 508-487-8873.

FAWC is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657