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Distressed buildings in Boston

We put together a survey of distressed buildings in Boston each year. Find out what happens to them.

A distressed building is any type of building that is unoccupied and shows signs of falling apart. This can mean the building is:

  • boarded up
  • burned from a fire
  • exposed to the weather, or
  • showing other signs of deterioration.

We don't count garages and sheds on residential properties. We sometimes count storage buildings if they're distressed and aren't being used.

Current list of distressed properties

Distressed Buildings Report

Still have questions? Contact:
Neighborhood Development
26 Court Street
8th, 9th, and 11th Floors
Boston, MA 02108-2501

We are not responsible for any inaccuracies or incomplete listings. Please contact the property owner or manager for the most current status of the property.

If you are an owner or manager of a property listed on the list and would like to update the current status of the property, please reach out to us.

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How to give or get more information

We'll be doing our next survey this summer and fall. In the meantime, you can contact us if you have more information about a building. For example, if you think a property should be added to or removed from the list.