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Welcome to Foley
199 H Street, South Boston
Welcome to Foley Apartments. We are pleased that you are considering our community for your future home.

Foley is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. Foley offers approximately 96 one-bedroom apartments in a seven-story, elevator-equipped building. Our complex is ideally located on the waterfront in the dynamic South Boston community – every unit has a water view.

We offer many amenities for elderly and disabled individuals, which include emergency pull cords in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as intercoms in every apartment. We have units that are handicap accessible and we may modify existing apartments based on Reasonable Accommodation requests

Residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent, prorated rent, or a predetermined flat rent.

Foley Apartments employs a professional management team that promptly responds to all resident needs in a timely manner. The staff includes:
  • Manager
  • Management Aide
  • Resident Service Coordinator
  • Two resident custodians

The BHA’s Elderly and Disabled Resident Service Coordinators have been trained to:
  • perform need assessments and make appropriate referrals for services
  • access services to enhance tenancy and independent life
  • coordinate services for home bound frail elderly/disabled
  • help residents to access services that enhance quality of life
  • assist in crisis intervention with tenants at risk
  • advocate and liaison with management, family, health providers and community agencies.

Foley is located in South Boston on the beautiful waterfront. A variety of businesses and services are located nearby or within a quick ride on public transportation. Historic Castle Island and area beaches are within walking distance. There are many churches in the area as well.

Health care is available nearby at the South Boston Community Health Center or at New England Medical Center a short distance away via bus transportation.

Public transportation is readily available. Residents may access Andrew Square and Broadway MBTA stations via bus transportation. The Bayview bus provides access to the many businesses along Broadway Street in South Boston and to downtown Boston.

THE RIDE, a door-to-door transportation service provided by the MBTA, is available by appointment for persons with disabilities.

Also, a city-operated Senior Shuttle is available by appointment for residents to go to doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping.

Programs and Amenities
We offer a wide range of amenities, programs, and services to help you feel at home. These include:
  • Keyless entry
  • All apartments have waterfront views
  • Domino room
  • Activities such as holiday parties, bingo nights, field trips, coffee hours and cookouts
  • Resident parking lot
  • BBQ pit and patio with a harbor-view
  • On-site voting
  • First floor laundry room
  • Air-conditioned community room
  • Health screenings

Three Ways To Apply
Applying for housing at the BHA is simple, and you have options.
    To apply online, click here. Just follow the step-by-step instructions.


    To request an application by mail, call the John F. Murphy Housing Service Center at (617) 988-4200, or reach us by TDD at 1-800-545-1833 ext. 420.


    Visit our Housing Service Center located in Downtown Crossing at:
    56 Chauncy St,
    Boston, MA 02111

The BHA’s Designated Housing Plan awards priority to elderly applicants at designated housing developments. For a complete listing of designated housing developments, click here.

For more information about other BHA Elderly and Disabled developments, click here.

Note: If you are a person with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply, please call the John F. Murphy Housing Service Center at the above number.

For More Information

*Some programs and services may change depending on funding and the needs of the residents.