Boston Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

Learn more about Boston Housing Authority.

Open: Boston Housing Authority Public Housing

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (617)988-4000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/15/2016.

↑ Back To Top

Closed: Boston Housing Authority Section 8 HCV

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.

Last Updated on 04/15/2016.

↑ Back To Top

About Boston Housing Authority

52 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA | Visit Website | (617) 988-4000

Boston Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 25,773 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Boston Housing Authority is located in Boston, MA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.