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Housing support for older adults

Our housing team has the expertise and compassion to solve problems with you.

Our goal is to ensure that older Bostonians have safe, secure, and affordable housing.

I like living in Boston. It's convenient to public transportation, hospitals, and groceries store.

an older Boston resident

Our housing team has the experience and connections to set you on the right path. Do you or someone you know need housing assistance? Fill out our constituent services referral form for help.

Services the City offers

We can help with:
  • Housing search and housing application help
  • Advocacy around landlord and tenant issues
  • Advocacy in housing court
  • Referrals to legal service providers
  • Applications and application renewals for fuel assistance
  • Advice around issues of accessibility, clutter, and hoarding
  • Filing a complaint if you’ve experienced housing discrimination
  • Connection to foreclosure resources
  • Support with property tax relief programs

For more information, please contact us at 617-635-4366

Help with City programs:

We can also give you information on City of Boston programs, including:

Learn about housing options

Boston Housing Authority (BHA)

The housing authority provides affordable housing in and around the City of Boston. More than 58,000 residents live in BHA housing. Residents are help through a combination of public housing and federal and state voucher subsidy programs. These programs offer a variety of housing opportunities. The BHA has buildings specific for elders and people with disabilities. 

The Boston Housing Authority is the largest public housing authority in New England. The agency houses nearly nine percent of the City's residents.

Affordable Housing

This is also referred to as income-restricted rental housing. Rent payments are capped at an affordable price for qualifying families and individuals. If you qualify, you usually pay a certain percent of your income toward the rent.

Assisted Living

This type of housing includes some support services to help residents in day-to-day tasks. Services include meals and personal care services. 

Rest Homes

Rest homes offer support services and supervision to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services include a supportive living environment, meals, activities, and administering medications.

Nursing Homes

This type of housing can provide health care services for those who need long-term care.

Home Share

We know that many older adults in our neighborhoods have found themselves with space in their homes and a need for some companionship. You can read about our pilot homeshare program online.

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