Boston Housing Authority

Kenzie Bok, Administrator
52 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA
(617) 988-4000
(617) 988-4133

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 10179
Vouchers 15938
Total Units 26117

Latest News

9.12.23 Awards/Grants
CLPHA Members Receive over $26.9 Million in Awards HUD announced a total of $157 million in awards to PHAs for remediating housing-related hazards such as lead-based paint, carbon monoxide, mold, radon, fire...
9.11.23 Members Making News
From WBUR Boston: Boston's largest housing provider has a new leader. This week, former Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok begins her role as administrator of the Boston Housing Authority, the agency that oversees the city's affordable housing. She joined WBUR's Morning Edition ...
6.21.23 Members Making News
From the Boston Globe: Almost a quarter-century ago, the word came down from Washington, D.C.: The federal government was done building public housing. A new law capped the number of deeply affordable apartments Washington would subsidize in any given city at whatever existed in 1999,...
6.21.23 Members Making News
From the Dorchester Reporter: When Codman Square’s Gisselle Jimenez heard about the One Plus Boston mortgage, which helps public housing or Section 8 voucher holders achieve homeownership with up to $75,000 in assistance, she thought it sounded too good to be true. But the path she embarked upon...
4.18.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
18 Members Invited to Accept Stability Voucher Awards Today, HUD announced a second round of CoC grants and Stability Vouchers to communities to address unsheltered homelessness, adding to the first set of grant awards announced in February. The awards include $171.2 million in grants for 115...
4.18.23 Members Making News
From Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's press release: Mayor Michelle Wu today announced that Councilor Kenzie Bok will serve as the next Administrator of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), the public agency charged with providing affordable housing to more than 62,000 Boston residents. Bok will begin a...
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
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...

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