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Neighborhood Development

COVID-19 update: The Neighborhood Development Department building is closed but all divisions are working remotely. For questions, call 617-635-3880 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or email

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We work with communities to improve Boston’s neighborhoods through investing public resources. Our main jobs are to create housing options, support tenants, foster homeownership, end homelessness, and manage the City’s real estate.  Want to take a deeper dive into our department structure and mission?

Learn more about our work

26 Court Street
8th, 9th, and 11th Floors
Boston, MA 02108-2501
Temporary COVID-19 hours
Our building is closed.

Housing Boston 2030

Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 is the Walsh administration's comprehensive housing plan.

Housing Boston 2030

Boston's way home

We created an action plan to end veteran and chronic homelessness in Boston.

Learn about our plans

Plans, Reports, and Notices

In 2014, Mayor Walsh released Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, a comprehensive housing plan designed to address the housing needs of Boston’s growing population. In 2018, a planned assessment found that Boston’s population was growing faster than expected, with 759,000 residents expected to live in Boston in 2030.

View the 2018 Update and Progress Reports on the Housing Boston 2030 Initiative. 

To meet HUD requirements, the City of Boston is making an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) in Boston.

News and announcements

A.O. Flats housing development opens at Forest Hills

Neighborhood Development

Construction starts on second phase of Parcel 25 in Mission Hill

Neighborhood Development

Garden at Magnolia renovation moving forward

Neighborhood Development

New community garden celebrated in Dorchester

Neighborhood Development
Neighborhood Development news

Upcoming events

Sep 30

Blue Hill Avenue Action Plan B3 Parcel Group public meeting

Oct 7

Blue Hill Avenue Action Plan B4 Parcel Group public meeting

Neighborhood Development events