Federal Family Public Housing

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing health crisis, hand delivery of any applications will not be accepted.  Documents can be emailed (apps@brooklinehousing.org) or faxed to the BHA.  Documents can also be scanned and emailed using a

free mobile scanning application for your smart phone.  For questions, do not hesitate to call us at 617-277-2022

The waiting list for federal family 2&3 bedroom units is currently CLOSED


Federal Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 waiting list for 2 and 3 bedroom federal family units is currently CLOSED.

The federal family waiting list is currently open for 4 and 5 bedroom units.

The waiting list for family wheelchair accessible units of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms is currently open.  To apply to a wheelchair accessible unit,​ click here to download a federal application.

Federal Family Properties

  1. Walnut St. Apartments

Additional Considerations

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.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 617-277-1885 or email us at apps@brooklinehousing.org.