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

11.22.19 Members Making News, CLPHA Member Update
HUD has announced $99 million in new Mainstream Voucher awards to 285 PHAs including 26 CLPHA members, who received $25.9 million and a combined 2,462 vouchers. CLPHA advocated for larger award amounts in the second competition and we are pleased to see there have been increased allocations of up...
10.31.19 Members Making News
From the Boston Real Estate Times:  Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), local elected officials and the Madison-Whittier Coalition to celebrate the grand opening of the Melnea Cass Apartments. The $39...
10.30.19 Members Making News
The CLPHA family mourns the passing of Bill McGonagle, who died earlier this month at the age of 67. McGonagle, who grew up in the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) Mary Ellen McCormack public housing community and began working at the housing authority as a custodian, served as BHA’s...
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 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...
7.25.19 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...
7.11.19 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...

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