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Housing

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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Boston Housing Strategy 2025

Mayor Wu’s Housing Strategy is a blueprint that will shape Boston’s housing story. It reflects the work being done by the Wu Administration, including the Mayor’s Office of Housing, the Boston Housing Authority, and the Boston Planning and Development Agency to develop systematic approaches to address our housing challenges so that all residents have access to safe, healthy, and affordable housing.

The Boston Housing Strategy 2025 lays out big new housing policies and programs being pursued in the short term and those already being implemented to make Boston a family-friendly city that works for kids, seniors, workers, and everyone who wants to make it home. It provides tools to stabilize the housing market through new mixed-income and affordable housing development, reduce racial disparities through homeownership and development opportunities for BIPOC-led organizations, and move forward Boston’s Green New Deal through transit-oriented development and green retrofits of existing housing. Explore the Strategy to learn more about key housing priorities, how we’ll advance them, and the housing production and other numeric goals we’ll use to assess progress.

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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 

2024 Consolidated Plan

The City of Boston has issued a Draft Five-Year Consolidated Plan for an estimated $143 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Boston, Mayor’s Office of Housing wants to hear your thoughts about a proposed 5-year Plan to invest an estimated $143 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing, homeless assistance and community development programs that serve low- to moderate-income Boston residents with these HUD programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) 
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Learn More about the City of Boston's 2024 consolidated plan 

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

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

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