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Family Public Housing


Brookline Housing Authority

90 Longwood Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446
Tel: 617-277-2022    Fax: 617-277-1462    TTD: 1-800-545-1833, Ext. 213



Family Public Housing




About State & Federal Public Housing

High Street Vets Family DevelopmentBrookline Housing Authority has State and Federally-funded family housing. Our State family developments were built with and are primarily maintained by funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and fall under State rules and regulations which are monitored by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Federal developments are built with and primarily maintained by funds from the Federal government and fall under Federal rules and regulations which are monitored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Public housing provides decent, safe and affordable housing for income eligible families, elderly and persons with disabilities.


Who is Eligible for Family Housing?

A person or family with gross income (including income from assets) no greater than the following for Fiscal Year 2014 (these income limits are adjusted annually):

State & Federal Family Gross Household Income Limits By Household Size:



     1  person

      2  person

      3  person

      4  person

  5  person

     6  person

    7  person

  8  person










Besides verifying that a household's income falls within the above income limits, BHA does credit report, landlord history and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) checks on applicant and family members 18 years and older whose application is approaching the top the waiting list.

How to Apply for BHA's Family Housing


Our 1, 2  & 3-bedroom family waiting lists is closed until further notice.


The 4 & 5-bedroom and Family Accessible Apartment waiting lists are open.. Applications for the open list may be downloaded here. (In order to print or download an application you must have on or download to your computer the free software, Adobe Reader (


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 617-277-1885 or visit us at our main office, 90 Longwood Avenue.


Transitional Housing Program


Brookline Housing Authority sets aside 8 apartments for homeless families as part of the DHCD-funded Transitional Housing Program (THP). THP allows Brookline Housing Authority to provide extensive support services such as counseling from social workers, consultation with employment and educational specialist and help with transportation in order to assist these families not only to become successful renters, but also to achieve self-sufficiency. Once the participants meet their goal of self-sufficiency, they may enter into a traditional BHA lease.


Candidates for this program are referred to BHA by the Commonwealth's Department of Transitional Assistance. For more information about the eligibility and the application process for THP, please see the DHCD website.


If you wish to help provide families in our Transitional Housing Program with furniture and household supplies, please see our Volunteer page.


Learn More about BHA's Family Housing Developments