Boston Housing Authority
Kate Bennett, Administrator
52 Chauncy Street
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 10179
Total Units 26117
3.7.23 Members Making News
From the Boston Globe: After 25 years, isn’t it time for a change? That’s what Kate Bennett, administrator of the Boston Housing Authority, asks herself as she prepares for the next chapter in her career. Bennett, who former mayor Martin J. Walsh tapped to lead the agency in 2020, announced...
2.22.23 Members Making News
Mayor Michelle Wu Announces Plan to Create 800 Units of Affordable Housing in Boston (Boston Housing Authority)
From NBC 10 Boston: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a major, $67 million investment to create and preserve 802 affordable housing units in the city at a press conference Thursday morning. Wu made the announcement in front of the Old Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, a...
1.10.23 Members Making News
From the Boston Herald: Boston housing officials and city-based nonprofit Economic Mobility Pathways are seeking more participants for a mentoring program aimed at helping low-income Bostonians out of poverty. Within its first year, roughly 50% of the 266 participants in the program, dubbed ‘AMP...
1.6.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
CLPHA Members Receive One-Fourth of All Awards HUD announced the award of $24.7 million to 98 PHAs for providing non-elderly persons with disabilities with permanent affordable housing. The assistance will be provided through the Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, and...
A new study from Justice 4 Housing and Harvard Law School’s Tenant Advocacy Project analyzes how barriers to housing can be reduced for people with criminal records in Massachusetts. Housing access is fundamental to reintegrating formerly incarcerated individuals into communities. Research shows...
12.6.22 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
HUD has awarded $30 million in funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing and assist in coordinating community resources. The ROSS-SC awards will go to 111 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) among other entities to...
12.5.22 Members Making News
City of Boston Makes Historic Investments in Programs for Low- and Middle-income Homebuyers (Boston Housing Authority)
From Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's press release: Building on her commitment to creating affordable housing in Boston, Mayor Michelle Wu today announced a significant investment in creating homeownership opportunities. The Mayor has directed $60 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to...
7.6.22 Members Making News
From the City of Boston's press release: Mayor Michelle Wu joined the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), 2Life Communities, local residents, and community partners Thursday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of JJ Carroll Apartments in Brighton. In partnership with 2Life...
6.15.22 Members Making News
Mayor Wu, Boston Housing Authority, and 2Life Communities Celebrate the Start of Construction at JJ Carroll Apartments in Brighton
From Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's press release: Mayor Michelle Wu joined the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), 2Life Communities, local residents, and community partners Thursday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of JJ Carroll Apartments in Brighton. In partnership with...
6.15.22 Members Making News
Boston Public Library unveils long-term borrowing program for Wi-Fi routers and Chromebooks (Boston Housing Authority)
From Boston.com: The Boston Public Library’s new long-term borrowing program is working to ensure Boston residents have access to online educational materials. Boston residents can now access free Wi-Fi routers and Chromebooks through the library. Participants must be adult residents who do...
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