Boston Housing Authority
Kate Bennett, Administrator
52 Chauncy Street
By The numbers
Public Housing Units 10179
Total Units 26117
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
Mayor Walsh announces issuance of 1,000 new Section 8 vouchers for Boston families and residents (Boston Housing Authority)
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
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announces plan to spend $2.78 billion over 5 years (Boston Housing Authority)
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...
3.8.19 Members Making News
From Multi-Housing News: MassHousing has closed on $38.7 million in affordable housing financing to non-profit Inquilinos Boricuas En Accion Inc. (IBA). In partnership with the Boston Housing Authority, the organization intends to use the capital for the rehabilitation and preservation of West...
2.22.19 Members Making News
146 Boston Housing Authority (BHA) public housing units will remain affordable for at least the next 99 years thanks to a $47.2 million project in partnership with nonprofit community development organization Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA). 110 units will be funded through...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
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