Federal Elderly & Disabled Public Housing
The Brookline Housing Authority manages a total of 455 housing units dedicated for elderly and disabled persons. These units are spread across state and federal public housing developments and one tax credit property. The federal public housing program includes 322 units. The state public housing program includes only 34 units. The tax credit property includes 99 units.
This page outlines the eligibility requirements, application process, and available properties for our Federal Elderly & Disabled Public Housing Program. Click the Apply tab above to view other programs and housing options.
COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing health crisis, hand delivery of any applications will not be accepted. Documents can be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed to the BHA. Documents can also be scanned and emailed using a
Federal Eligibility Requirements
Age Requirements: In our Federally-funded, elderly/disabled developments, the head-of-household must be at least 62-years old. Disabled persons can be of any age.
Household Income Requirements: Applicant income (including income from assets) cannot be greater than the “Low Income” column for each household size shown below. These income limits are adjusted annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Median Family Income Limits below are effective as of April 1, 2020.
The BHA also checks the following for all applicant household members:
Credit report (18+)
Landlord history (18+)
Criminal history (14+ and any Personal Care Assistant)
How to Apply
The federal elderly and disabled waiting list is currently open. The waiting list for wheelchair accessible units are also currently open. Click here to download an application.
Federal Elderly & Disabled Properties
Completed preliminary applications may be mailed, faxed or emailed with signature, or brought to the main office at 90 Longwood Avenue. Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, hand deliveries of applications will not be accepted until further notice.
You will receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of your application in approximately 30 days. The receipt will have a Control Number and the approximate time of your wait.