Housing Services

The following links will provide you with websites to assist you in answering questions about many programs for housing.

The MassAccess Housing Registry helps people to find affordable housing in Massachusetts. A key feature of the Registry is to highlight homes for people with disabilities who need accessible or barrier-free housing.

Department of Housing and Community Development
DHCD's mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents. We provide leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management.

At the heart of MHP is vision and its quest to find new solutions to address the need for affordable housing.
MHP was founded in 1985 to challenge the usual ways of building affordable housing. In 1990, the state legislature took that premise one step further, becoming the first and only state in the nation to pass an interstate banking act that requires companies that acquire Massachusetts banks to make funds available to MHP for affordable housing.

Committee for Boston Public Housing is a non-profit organization that assists and helps the residents of Boston Housing.

Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is the non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities throughout Massachusetts. Established in 1967, CHAPA is the only statewide group which represents all interests in the housing and community development field, including non-profit and for-profit developers, municipal officials, local housing providers and advocates, tenants, homeowners, lenders, consultants, property managers, architects, and others.
CHAPA's mission is to encourage the production and preservation of housing that is affordable to low-income families and individuals. CHAPA pursues its goals through advocacy with local, state and federal officials; research on affordable-housing issues; education and training for organizations and individuals; and coalition- and consensus-building among broad interests in the field.

MassHousing (the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency) is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. The Agency raises capital by selling bonds and lends the proceeds to low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners, and to developers who build or preserve affordable and/or mixed-income rental housing.

Looking for a low income or affordable rental unit, click on the list below.

2013/14 City of Boston, MassHousing Rental List (click here)

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While MassHousing has provided the financial resources for thousands of rental housing
units, we do not manage these properties on a day-to-day basis. All of these properties
are privately managed, and anyone wishing to rent an apartment at a property financed
or overseen by MassHousing must contact the appropriate management company.

MassHousing does not use taxpayer dollars to sustain its operations, although it administers some publicly funded programs on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Since its inception, MassHousing has provided more than $10.4 billion for rental housing and homeownership. For more information, visit the MassHousing website at http://masshousing.com.