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J.J. Carroll

Welcome to John J. Carroll
130 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton
Welcome to John J. Carroll Apartments. We are pleased that you are considering our community for your future home.

John J. Carroll is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. John J. Carroll offers approximately 64 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a garden-style environment. Our complex is small enough to have good friends among your neighbors, yet large enough to ensure privacy. We think that you will enjoy this cozy, pleasant community.

We offer many amenities for elderly and disabled individuals. Our units range from being fully equipped to modified to handicapped accessible..

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

John J. Carroll 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.

John J. Carroll is located just outside Brighton Center, close to many stores and services. There are many churches in the area as well.

Health care is available at the Brighton Marine Hospital on Warren Avenue and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Washington Street.

Public transportation is available at the front of the complex, with bus rides to Brighton Center and other destinations. Transportation is also provided to and from the supermarket and groceries are carried to residents’ doors.

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:
  • Resident parking on Ledgemere Road
  • Spacious living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • Easily cleaned windows
  • Step-saver kitchens with double sinks
  • Large community room with big screen TV and VCR
  • Laundry facility located in the community room
  • Activities ranging from holiday parties, movie nights, coffee hours, day trips and bingo
  • Health screenings
  • Grassy, flower-filled courtyards with nice park benches
  • Professionally managed by Corcoran Management for the Boston Housing Authority
  • Live music performances

  • 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

    JJ Carroll is managed by Corcoran Management, 100 Grandview Road Braintree, MA 02184 (781) 849-0011

    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.

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