Boston Housing Authority

Kate Bennett, Administrator
52 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA
(617) 988-4000
(617) 988-4133

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 11354
Vouchers 14976
Total Units 26330

Latest News

9.12.19 Members Making News
From WBUR Boston Public Radio: Bill McGonagle, administrator for the Boston Housing Authority, will retire this month after working with the agency for 40 years. He started there as a janitor in the 1970s and has been the head since 2009, when he was appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino....
8.8.19 Members Making News
From the Jamaica Plain News: The Holzer Park project on Amory Street is moving forward after the state committed to funding the building that will provide 62 new units of transit-oriented rental housing. Mayor Martin Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development made the announcement...
7.25.19 Members Making News
From the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge: Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Administrator Bill McGonagle announced this week he will retire – or in his terms, ‘transition’ – from his longtime post at the BHA, and he will do so with absolute confidence that the massive Bunker Hill redevelopment will...
7.25.19 Members Making News
From the Jamaica Plain Gazette: Mayor Martin J. Walsh this week announced the launch of the 2019 Boston Summer Eats Program, expanding access to healthy meals by providing free and nutritious meals to youth ages 18 and under at more than 100 locations throughout the city. “No child in Boston...
7.11.19 Members Making News
After a 40-year career at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Bill McGonagle is set to retire at the end of July. McGonagle, who grew up in BHA’s Mary Ellen McCormack public housing community and began working at the housing authority as a custodian, has served as BHA’s Administrator since 2009....
6.28.19 Members Making News
From the Boston Herald: "Here’s to the guys who didn’t forget where they came from, learned valuable lessons along the way and now help better the lives of others. As a kid, Bill McGonagle grew up in the Mary Ellen McCormack development in South Boston. Some call public housing the...
5.23.19 Members Making News
From Spare Change News: Boston’s public housing agency is making 1,000 rental housing vouchers available to homeless folks looking for long-term housing. The Section 8 vouchers are the result of federal Housing Choice Program funding and will provide housing search assistance, stabilization...
5.8.19 Members Making News
From Sampan: Mayor Martin J. Walsh together with the Boston Housing Authority and local shelter providers yesterday gathered in Roxbury to announce the release of 1,000 new rental housing vouchers for chronically homeless residents and families in Boston. The vouchers are funded through the...
4.25.19 Members Making News
From WCVB Boston: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Tuesday announced a plan to invest $2.78 billion in capital expenses over five years. He calls it the "Imagine Boston Capital Plan." The budget plan, which covers the years of 2020 through 2024, would dictate what the city spends on public...
3.29.19 Members Making News
From Multi-Housing News: Following the construction of 285 affordable units during the past eight years at The Anne M. Lynch Homes at Old Colony in South Boston, Beacon Communities and the Boston Housing Authority have broken ground on the third phase of redevelopment at one of the...

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