Paying Rent

Public housing residents typically pay 30% of their income toward rent. Residents of state-funded housing pay 32%. The exact amount will be calculated by determining whether you are eligible for certain income deductions and/or exclusions. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) conducts a tenant status review (TSR) every year to calculate your adjusted income and determine how much rent you should pay. Also at this time, BHA will record any changes to your household composition and emergency contact information.

Each month, you will be mailed a rent statement. The rent statement stub should be torn off and returned to the designated address with the appropriate rent amount. 

The Boston Housing Authority is pleased to announce that we now offer the ability to view your balance and pay your bills online securely with TD Bank!  It's free, easy and secure.  

To learn more and get started, obtain your Entity ID and Unit Number from your monthly rent statement.  Then click here and follow the steps provided.

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