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Total Square Footage 1,239,095
Total Dollar Volume $277,051,153.00

General

Established 1935
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Boston Housing Authority (BHA) provides affordable housing to more than 58,000 residents in and around the City of Boston. Residents are assisted through a combination of public housing and federal and state voucher subsidy programs that provide a wide variety of housing opportunities. As the largest public housing authority in New England, the BHA houses close to 9 percent of the city's residents.

Our mission is to provide stable, quality affordable housing for low and moderate income persons; to deliver these services with integrity and mutual accountability, and to create living environments which serve as catalysts for the transformation from dependency to economic self-sufficiency.

Updates

Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Dec 11, 2019

Interior Finishing Underway for Orient Heights Phase II Interior finishing is now underway for Phase II of the redevelopment of the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. The project included the demolition of 87 existing units in four buildings and the construction of 88 replacement state-funded public housing units in two townhouse buildings and one mid-rise building. Construction is expected to wrap up in the first quarter of 2020.


Whittier Choice
- Dec 01, 2019

Interior Finishing Underway for First Phase of the Whittier Choice Redevelopment Interior finishing is now underway for the first phase of the Whittier Choice redevelopment in Roxbury. The redevelopment will create a total of 387 residential units plus around 7,600 square feet of retail space.  The new buildings will contain a mix of affordable and market-rate residential units ranging in size from studios to four-bedrooms.


Old Colony Phase III
- Oct 25, 2019

Plumbing Permits Pulled for Old Colony Phase III Two plumbing permits have been pulled by EM Duggan for upcoming new buildings along East 8th Street and Rev. Burke St. in South Boston as part of phase III of the Old Colony redevelopment. The project will replace 250 aging units of public housing with 301 new affordable apartments. 


Old Colony Phase III
- Aug 09, 2019

Affordable Housing Development Financed for $47.05 Million The Old Colony Phase III affordable housing development in South Boston has been financed for $47,051,153 via Mass Housing, Boston Housing Authority, and BlueHub Capital. Phase Three of the redevelopment of the Old Colony Housing Development in South Boston. Plans call for the demo of the eight existing residential buildings comprised of 250 units to make room for four new buildings to feature 301 units.  The construction of the new apartments that will be undertaken in three sub-phases. The new four-story residential buildings will contain a total of approximately 347,000 gross square feet. All buildings will have townhouse-style direct entry apartments on the first floor.


Old Colony Phase III
- Aug 05, 2019

Demo Kicks Off for Old Colony Phase III Demolition of the first four buildings, Phase 3A, of the Old Colony redevelopment is now underway. The four beings being removed included 115 affordable homes and will be replaced with 2 new construction buildings to feature 138 units. Phases 3B & 3C will also add affordable units to the South Boston project, and when complete the total unit count for Phase 3 will increase from 250 to 301. Construction on upcoming phases of the project is expected to kick off later this year and into 2020. All new buildings are designed to integrate into new construction already complete on Phases 1 & 2 of the development.


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Jul 05, 2019

Wood Framing Going Up for Orient Heights Phase II Wood framing is in progress for the second phase of the Orient Heights redevelopment project. All existing buildings, dating back to 1951, will be demolished and replaced with new townhouse and mid-rise buildings. The new buildings will contain a total of 331 public housing units ranging in size from one to five bedrooms. This phase will include two new townhomes and one midrise building, totaling 88 units.


Whittier Choice
- Jul 01, 2019

Construction Continues on Redevelopment of Whittier Choice Construction is ongoing with sheathing and window install work underway for first phases of the Whittier Choice project while demo has also kicked off to remove older buildings on the site. The Whittier Choice development will create a total of 387 residential units, bringing an increase of 187 residential units to the development. Around 7,680 square feet of retail will also be built as part of the redevelopment. The new buildings will contain a mix of affordable and market-rate residential units. Both rental and condominium residential units will be constructed ranging from studios to four-bedrooms. 


Whittier Choice
- Apr 22, 2019

Framing Rising for Redevelopment of Whittier Choice in Roxbury Wood framing is ongoing for the redevelopment of the Whittier Choice public housing development in Roxbury. The first phase of the project will create a new 5-story building to contain 83 units. A second and third phase will house another 304 residential units along with over 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The new buildings will contain a mix of affordable and market-rate residential units. Both rental and condominium residential units will be constructed ranging from studios to four-bedrooms.


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Mar 28, 2019

Demo Wrapping Up for Phase II of the Orient Heights Redevelopment Demo of four existing buildings within the Orient Heights Development is wrapping up to make way for two new townhomes and one midrise building. The new buildings will include a total of 88 state public housing units. This is the second phase of the master plan to redevelop the 331 units of affordable housing located at the existing Orient Heights development in East Boston.    


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Dec 19, 2018

$26M in Construction Financing Secured for Phase II of Orient Heights Redevelopment Citizens Bank announced today that its Community Development Group has provided $26 million in construction financing to Trinity Orient Heights Phase Two LP for the demolition of four existing buildings and replacement of 88 state public housing units, through the new construction of two townhomes and one midrise building. This effort, led by the Boston Housing Authority, East Boston CDC and Trinity Financial, is the second phase of a master plan to redevelop the 331 units of affordable housing located at the existing Orient Heights development in East Boston. Nine of the units in phase two will be leased to tenants at or below 30 percent Area Median Income (AMI) and the remaining 79 units will be reserved for tenants at or below 60 percent AMI. All of the units will receive either state or federal housing subsidies.   “We greatly value our partnership with Citizens Bank and appreciate the Community Development Group’s market knowledge and excellent execution,” said Eva Erlich, vice president of development, Trinity Financial. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Citizens team as the construction of this second phase progresses.”   


Old Colony Phase III
- Nov 19, 2018

Phase III of Old Colony Redevelopment Approved The third phase of Beacon Communities and Boston Housing's rehab of the Old Colony Housing development in South Boston has been approved. Last week the BPDA approved the project which will replace 250 dated units with 4 new buildings to include 301 residences in total.  Phases One and Two of the redevelopment, which include 285 units and a community learning center are fully complete and reoccupied by residents.  


Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
- Nov 02, 2018

Building Permit Issued for Phase Two of Orient Heights Redevelopment Building permits have been issued for Phase Two of the Orient Heights Redevelopment in East Boston. The two new permits are for an 8 unit townhouse and 4-story, 72 unit building along Vallar Street.  In total, the project will be a complete overhaul of the l of the 15-acre, 331-unit public housing development, which originally opened in 1951.  Phase One of the project was completed this past summer.  


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Old Colony Phase III
Orient Heights Redevelopment Project
Whittier Choice