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The Mayor's Office of Housing is responsible for developing affordable housing, housing the homeless, and managing the City’s real estate. We also work to ensure that renters and homeowners can find, maintain, and stay in their homes.


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American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Funding

The City of Boston has allocated $234 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funding to housing.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 delivered $350 billion to  state and local governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Boston was allocated $560 million of this funding, and, $234 million has been allocated for housing. 

Learn More about the City of Boston's ARPA funding for Housing 

Housing Programs Income and Rent Limits

Income limits are based on household size and a percentage of the annual average income for the Boston area. These limits are set annually and subject to change. Housing programs qualify applicants based on their household income.

view the current INCOME AND RENT LIMITS

Learn more about the Mayor's Office of Housing

Find information on our programs, who we are, and what we strive for. 

Learn more about the Office of Housing
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