State Public Housing

State public housing developments were built with and are maintained by funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The developments are subject to regulations monitored by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The BHA owns state public housing for families and a limited number of apartments for seniors/disabled individuals or couples.

High St. Veterans

High Street Veterans is a State-funded family development consisting of 177 units of one, two and three-bedrooms in three story, garden-style apartment buildings with mostly six units per entrance. There are also nine wheelchair-accessible, ranch-type units. The development is located in a residential area of Brookline on New Terrace Road, High and Chestnut Streets with the Manager's office located at 220 High Street (rear), but which is entered off of New Terrace Road.

The development is within easy walking distance to the Jamaica Pond, parks and the newly renovated Lincoln grammar school. It is four blocks to Brookline Village, Route 9, and the Green Line's "D" Reservoir trolley. The #60 bus, whose route runs between the mall at Chestnut Hill to Kenmore Square, stops in front of the development on High Street. For more information about public transportation click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/.

In the development itself there is a community room, a computer learning center, a children's playground, a police substation, and assigned parking, subject to availability.


Egmont St. Veterans

Egmont Street Veterans is a State-funded family development consisting of 114 units of one, two and three-bedrooms in three story, garden-style apartment buildings with mostly six units per entrance. There are also six wheelchair-accessible, ranch-type units. The development is located in an urban area of Brookline just a block away from Commonwealth Avenue and directly across from our Trustman Apartments development. The apartments are set on St. Paul, Egmont and Pleasant Streets. The Manager's office is located at 221 Pleasant Street.

The development is within easy walking distance to restaurants, Star Market, shopping, parks, and Boston University. It is a block away from the Green Line's "B" Boston College trolley line. For more information about public transportation click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/. In the development itself there is a community room and assigned parking, subject to availability. The Learning Center computer room and Next Steps program office is across St. Paul Street in the Trustman Apartment development.


Trustman Apartments

Trustman Apartments is a State-funded family development consisting of 84 units of one, three, four and five bedrooms in three story, garden-style apartment buildings with mostly six units per entrance. The development is located in an urban area of Brookline just a block away from Commonwealth Avenue and directly across from our Egmont Street Veterans development. The apartments are set on St. Paul, Egmont and Amory Streets. The Manager's office is located at 341 St. Paul St. (rear).

The development is within easy walking distance to restaurants, Star Market, shopping, parks, and Boston University. It is a block away from the Green Line's "B" Boston College trolley line. For more information about public transportation click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/. It is also on the Elderbus route.

In the development itself there is the Learning Center and Next Steps office, computer room, a community room and assigned parking, subject to availability.


Special Needs Residences
Kilgallon House
Connolly House
McCormick House

Federal Public Housing

Federal public housing developments were built with and are maintained by funds from the Federal Government. The developments are subject to regulations monitored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). BHA has one federal public housing site for families and six sites for seniors or disabled individuals or couples.

Walnut St. Apartments

Walnut Street Apartments/22 High Street is a Federally funded family development consisting of 100 apartments including one, two, three, and four-bedroom units. A seven story, high rise, elevator- equipped building, 22 High Street has 68 units, some of which are wheelchair accessible. The eight four-bedroom townhouse units at 28-42 Walnut Street each have basement storage and private front yards. The twenty-four units at 4-12 and 16-24 Walnut Street are in two story, garden-style buildings. These units are designated for elderly/disabled residents. The Manager's office is located on the first floor of 22 High Street.

The development is a block away from Route 9 (Boylston Street) and Brookline Village with its restaurants, shopping and banking. Jamaica Pond is within walking distance as are Huntington and South Huntington Avenues. The Green Line's "D" Reservoir trolley and the #66 bus stop almost across the street from the development. To get more information about these public transportation routes click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/. It is also on the Elderbus route.

In the development itself there is a community room, a computer learning center, a children's playground, a park area and assigned parking, subject to availability.


Sussman House

Sussman House is a Federally funded, elderly/disabled development consisting of 100 units of which 97 units are one-bedrooms, five of which is a wheelchair accessible, and 3 are two-bedrooms apartments, all of which are wheelchair accessible. The building is a high rise, elevator-equipped apartment building located at 50 Pleasant Street. The Manager's office is located on the first floor. Brookline Housing Authority has partnered with Springwell, our regional social service agency, to bring the CareConnection Program to the Sussman House . The CareConnections Program offers an on-site care coordinator to assist residents with services as needed so that they may remain independent in their homes. The care coordinator's office is located on the first floor.

The development is wonderfully situated just blocks away from Coolidge Corner, Beacon and Harvard Streets, places of worship, the Stop and Shop, Trader Joe's and many stores and restaurants. The Town of Brookline's Coolidge Corner Library is directly across the street. The Green Line's "C", Beacon Street, trolley stop is two blocks away as is the #66 bus stop (whose route is between Harvard Square and Dudley Station). For more information about public transportation click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/. It is also on the Elderbus route.

The building has the Careconnection Program office and a community room with computer, television and library areas as well as a kitchen. There is also assigned parking, subject to availability.


Kickham Apartments

The Kickham Apartments is a Federally funded, elderly/disabled development consisting of 38 one-bedroom units (four of which are wheelchair accessible) and one two-bedroom unit. The building is a mid-rise, elevator-equipped apartment building located at 190 Harvard Street. The Manager's office, the community room and the Modernization Office are located on the first floor as well as a lovely greenhouse.

The development is wonderfully situated just blocks away from Coolidge Corner, Beacon and Harvard Streets, places of worship, the Stop and Shop, Trader Joe's and many stores and restaurants. The Green Line's "C", Beacon Street, trolley stop is two blocks away and the #66 bus with a route between Harvard Square and Dudley Station stops one block away. For more information about public transportation click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/. It is also on the Elderbus route.

The building has a community room with computer, television and library areas and a kitchen. There is also assigned parking, subject to availability.


Col. Floyd Apartments

Col. Floyd is a Federally-funded elderly/disabled development consisting of 60 one-bedroom units in two story, garden-style apartment buildings with four units per entrance. Each apartment has a back balcony. Each of the apartments must be reach by stairs. The Manager's office is located on the first floor of the nearby elderly/disabled development of John W. Kickham Apartments at 190 Harvard Street.

The development is wonderfully situated just blocks away from Coolidge Corner, Beacon and Harvard Streets, places of worship, the Stop and Shop, Trader Joe's and many stores and restaurants. The Green Line's "C", Beacon Street, trolley stop is two blocks away and the #66 bus with a route between Harvard Square and Dudley Station stops one block away. For more information about public transportation click on or go to http://www.mbta.com/.

In the development itself there is a community room and assigned parking, subject to availability. It is also on the Elderbus route.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The Section 8 HCV Program is a HUD regulated, federally funded, subsidized-rental program that allows recipients of a voucher to rent safe and sanitary housing in the private sector. The voucher holder pays part of the rent, which is determined by the household's monthly adjusted gross income, the rent Payment Standard for the area, and the apartment's rent. The tenant is not allowed to pay more than 40% of their gross income towards the rent and utilities on an initial lease-up, but must pay at least 30% of their gross income. The Brookline Housing Authority administers the voucher and, with funds received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), pays the remainder of the rent amount directly to the landlord. The HCV recipient may use the voucher to find a unit in any part of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

For a more detailed explanation HCV program, please check out HUD's HCV Fact Sheet.

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Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)

The BHA administers 41 project-based vouchers through the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP). State funded mobile vouchers can be used anywhere in Massachusetts, but project-based vouchers are only applicable to specific properties. The BHA MRVP has project-based vouchers at the Pine Street Inn, 1045 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446. For more info on Pine Street Inn please visit: http://www.pinestreetinn.org/

LIHTC Affordable Housing

Dummer St.

The Brookline Housing Authority developed the new 32 unit affordable housing property at 86 Dummer Street. It opened in 2016. All 32 units are income-restricted and managed by Peabody Properties. Information regarding income limits and waiting lists can be found here.


O'Shea House

The Brookline Housing Authority will be accepting applications for one-bedroom elderly and non-elderly disabled designated units at the 61 Park Street Apartments. This property currently undergoing renovations as part of the RAD Program to a Tax Credit Development. Local, elderly (62 years) and non-elderly disabled preferences will apply. The waiting list will remain open indefinitely.

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Morse Apartments

The Brookline Housing Authority will be accepting applications for one-bedroom elderly and non-elderly disabled designated units at the 90 Longwood Avenue Apartments. This property is soon to begin renovations as a RAD Program from Federal Public Housing to a Tax Credit Development. Local, elderly (62 years) and non-elderly disabled preferences will apply. The waiting list will remain open indefinitely.

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