The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) provides Boston residents with stable, quality and affordable housing. There are two housing options for qualified low-income families and individuals.
- Public Housing developments are communities owned and managed by BHA
- Section 8/Leased Housing is a rental assistance program that can be used at various properties around Boston
About nine percent of Boston’s residents live in housing supported by BHA (Public Housing and Section 8/Leased Housing) – making BHA the largest landlord in Boston! BHA provides safe homes for qualifying low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Most qualifying residents are low-income. BHA offers programs specifically designed for the elderly and non-elderly disabled.
The BHA welcomes diversity among race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability status, languages spoken, immigration/refugee status and family status.
To see if your household’s income qualifies, view the most recent Income Chart.
Housing options are available in most Boston neighborhoods.
You can explore BHA housing communities where you may qualify to live by using the Housing Communities Search Tool. You can also explore BHA housing communities on our map pages for Public Housing communities, Project-Based communities and Moderate Rehab communities.