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?
Housing Boston 2030
Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 is the Walsh administration's comprehensive housing plan.Housing Boston 2030
Creating affordable housing
Income-restricted Housing in Boston report
Boston has the highest percentage of income-restricted housing of any major city in the country.
This database of Boston's income-restricted housing will be updated annually.
You can browse our active real estate projects and give us your opinion on them.
Boston Builds Homes
Check out examples of the latest in new affordable homes!
How the City creates affordable housing
We ask for proposals form nonprofit and for-profit developers to create or preserve affordable housing in the City of Boston.
Income-restricted interactive map
View, with interactive filters, all of the City's completed and current income-restricted properties.
Boston's way home
We created an action plan to end veteran and chronic homelessness in Boston.
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.