About BHA

Boston Housing Authority (BHA) provides affordable housing to more than 58,000 residents in and around the City of Boston. Residents are assisted through a combination of public housing and federal and state voucher subsidy programs that provide a wide variety of housing opportunities. As the largest public housing authority in New England, the BHA houses close to 9 percent of the city's residents. 

Our mission is to provide stable, quality affordable housing for low and moderate income persons; to deliver these services with integrity and mutual accountability; and to create living environments which serve as catalysts for the transformation from dependency to economic self-sufficiency.

Learn more about BHA's mission and history.

Are you an Applicant?


Find out if you qualify for housing

Begin the application process

  • Follow these steps to apply for public housing and rent assistance.


Are you a Resident?


Public Housing Resident Services

  • Learn more about the wide variety of services BHA offers our Public Housing residents.

Public Housing repairs

Section 8/Leased Housing Inspections


Are you a Landlord?


Becoming a Section 8 landlord