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Washington Street

Welcome to Washington Street
91-95 Washington Street, Brighton
Welcome to Washington Street Apartments. We are pleased that you are considering our community for your future home.

Washington Street is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income, elderly and disabled persons. Each apartment features decorative tile flooring. Many apartments have a view of the city skyline.

This six-story, elevator-equipped building offers approximately 82 one- and two-bedroom apartments with many amenities specifically designed for elderly and disabled individuals. Some features 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.

Washington Street 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
  • Resident Custodian

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.

Washington Street Apartments is conveniently located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street in Brighton. Many businesses and services are located within walking distance, including a supermarket and bank. Health care is available nearby at the St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Washington Street Apartments is easily reached by public transportation. A MBTA bus stop is located at the front of the apartments and the Green Line is a block away. Special senior transportation is provided to and from the local supermarket.

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:
  • Large community building with function room
  • Laundry room
  • Social activities such as dinners and coffee hours
  • English language classes
  • Three large private garden areas and benches throughout the property
  • Resident sticker parking
  • Voting site in community room
  • Professionally managed by Corcoran Management Company for the Boston Housing Authority

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.

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