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Neighborhood Development

We work to build strong, inclusive communities with access to stable and affordable housing for all.  Find out how we plan to do it. 

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?

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26 Court Street
8th, 9th, and 11th Floors
Boston MA  02108-2501
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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Home foreclosures in Boston dropped more than 60 percent in 2019

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New affordable housing permits in Boston rose to more than 25 percent of all units permitted in 2019

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$69.2 million in funding announced for affordable housing

Press Office
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Boston's Way Home Fund surpasses $10 million two years ahead of goal

Mayor's Office
Neighborhood Development news

Upcoming events

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Mar 11

Housing and Community Development hearing

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Mar 14

2020 Housing EXPO

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Mar 14

Affordable housing workshop in Jamaica Plain

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Mar 23

Affordable housing workshop in East Boston

Neighborhood Development events