Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on April 15th, 2016.

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, attend an informational briefing session at the John F. Murphy Housing Service Center, located at 56 Chauncy St., Boston, MA 02111. A schedule of briefing sessions can be found here.

The following documentation is required at the briefing session: Birth dates, Social Security Numbers, income, photo ID.

If you are unable to attend a session because of a disability, an application can be mailed to you by calling (617) 988-3400, during normal office hours. Be sure to include documented proof from you doctor, explaining why you weren't able to apply in person.

No preferences were noted.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (617) 988-3400 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Boston Housing Authority Public Housing Opening

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on April 15th, 2016.

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, attend an informational briefing session at the John F. Murphy Housing Service Center, located at 56 Chauncy St., Boston, MA 02111. A schedule of briefing sessions can be found here.

The following documentation is required at the briefing session: Birth dates, Social Security Numbers, income, photo ID.

If you are unable to attend a session because of a disability, an application can be mailed to you by calling (617) 988-3400, during normal office hours. Be sure to include documented proof from you doctor, explaining why you weren't able to apply in person.

No preferences were noted.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (617) 988-3400 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Boston Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening

Boston Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on April 15th, 2016.

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen. 

According to its Annual Plan, the BHA will make a public notice two weeks before it reopens this waiting list.

For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (617) 988-3400 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Meade Apartments 92/100 04/09/2014
Mary Ellen Mccorma 90/100 07/31/2014
Pond Street 93/100 07/01/2014
Franklin Hill Phas 97/100 07/08/2014
Alice Heywood Tayl 74/100 07/30/2014
Washington Beech P 95/100 07/03/2014
Franklin Hill Phas 98/100 08/05/2014
Roslyn Apartments 74/100 07/02/2014
Rockland Towers 88/100 04/10/2014
Orchard Gardens Of 89/100 07/31/2014
Highland Park 84/100 04/08/2014
Orchard Gardens Ph 91/100 05/28/2014
Washington Beech P 96/100 06/24/2014
Bromley Park 82/100 08/20/2014
Franklin Field 67/100 06/23/2014
Whittier Street 60/100 05/21/2014
Franklin Hill Phas 94/100 05/22/2014
Mission 92/100 06/24/2014
Franklin Hill Phas 97/100 08/07/2014
Davison Apartments 90/100 06/25/2014
Maverick Landing P 95/100 08/01/2014
Maverick Landing P 90/100 06/20/2014
Frederick Douglas 83/100 05/23/2014
W. Newton-rutland- 64/100 05/29/2014
Cathedral 92/100 08/04/2014
Maverick Landing P 92/100 06/19/2014
Holgate Apartments 75/100 10/14/2014
Pasciucco Apartmen 90/100 06/04/2014
Eva White Apartmen 89/100 05/30/2014
Ashmont Street 67/100 05/27/2014
Charlestown 85/100 08/05/2014
Lower Mills 68/100 07/09/2014
Old Colony 47/100 07/07/2014
Codman Apartments 70/100 02/28/2014
Heritage 95/100 07/11/2013
J. J. Carrol Apart 93/100 06/13/2013
Patricia White Apa 89/100 07/09/2013
Torre Unidad 80/100 07/10/2013
Washington Street 83/100 05/22/2013
Franklin Field 52/100 07/15/2013
Whittier Street 73/100 07/08/2013
Spring Street 86/100 07/11/2013
General Warren 95/100 06/25/2013
Commonwealth 81/100 07/24/2013
Orchard Park Phase 86/100 06/27/2013
Hassan Apartments 85/100 06/11/2013
Washington Manor 91/100 06/20/2013
Ausonia Homes 90/100 06/19/2013
Foley Apartments 95/100 06/18/2013
W. Newton-rutland- 70/100 06/24/2013
Cathedral 77/100 07/17/2013
Walnut Park 88/100 06/25/2013
Pasciucco Apartmen 74/100 06/12/2013
Orchard Offsite Ph 93/100 05/21/2013
Lower Mills 66/100 07/10/2013
St. Botolph Stree 88/100 06/26/2013
Mlk Towers 92/100 07/09/2013
Annapolis Street 90/100 08/05/2013
Old Colony 64/100 07/23/2013

Public Housing Operated by Boston Housing Authority

150 St. Botolph Street
St. Botolph Street Apartments is a 135 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 236 Public Housing
42 Harrison Archway
Cathedral is a 422 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
125 Elm Hill Ave
Holgate Apartments is a 82 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
199 H St
Foley Apartments is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community in South Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
440 Tremont St
Eva White Apartments is a 102 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
80 W Dedham St
Torre Unidad is a 204 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
185 Fulton St
Ausonia Homes is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
24 Bellflower St
Bellflower Street is a 114 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
119 Sumner St
Maverick Landing Phase II is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
HOME Public Housing
1 Shandon Rd
Franklin Hill Revitalization Phase 2a is a 114 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
18 Lattimore Ct
Lenox Street is a 306 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
391 Old Colony Ave
Mary Ellen Mccormack is a 1,016 unit low income housing apartment community in South Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
254 E 9th St
Old Colony is a 701 unit low income housing apartment community in South Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
110 W Newton St
W Newton - Rutland - E Springfield Street is a 149 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
228 Westview St
Franklin Field is a 346 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
10 Annapolis St
Annapolis Street is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
342 Ashmont St
Ashmont Street is a 54 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
11 Mitchell St
West Ninth Street is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community in South Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
7 Melville Ave
Meade Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
99 Shandon Rd
Franklin Hill Phase 1a is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
51 Franklin Hill Ave
Franklin Hill Phase 1b is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
19 Franklin Hill Ave
Franklin Hill Phase 2b is a 38 unit low income housing apartment community in Dorchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1210 Columbia Rd
Old Colony Phase I is a 116 unit low income housing apartment community in Boston.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Boston Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Massachusetts:

Affordable Apartments near Boston Housing Authority

1782 Washington Street
Parmelee Court Homes is a 74 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Boston. Rents at Parmelee Court Homes start at $1,850-3,100.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Boston.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
26 Worcester Street
Langham Court is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Boston. Rents at Langham Court start at $1,350-2,900.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Boston.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
170 Parker Hill Avenue
Parker Hill is a low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Boston. Rents at Parker Hill start at $1,400-2,200.