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West Ninth Street

Welcome to West Ninth Street
185 West Ninth Street, South Boston
Welcome to West Ninth Street Apartments. We are pleased that you are considering our community for your future home.

West Ninth Street is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. West Ninth Street offers approximately 84 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a garden-style environment. Our complex is located in South Boston, near community beaches.

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.

West Ninth 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.

West Ninth Street is located in South Boston near Columbia Park. Public transportation is available nearby to transport residents to the many shops, restaurants and services along Broadway Street in South Boston and to downtown Boston.

There are a number of churches in the surrounding community. Health care is available at the South Boston Community Health Center and New England Medical Center is a short car/bus ride away.

A MBTA bus stop is located one block away from West Ninth Street. Buses provide transportation to shopping in South Boston, the Broadway and Andrew Square MBTA stations and to downtown Boston via New England Medical Center.

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:
  • Air-conditioned community room
  • Laundry room
  • On site voting
  • Daily lunch program offered by Kit Clarke Senior Services Program
  • Numerous resident activities including holiday parties, coffee hours and field trips
  • Gorgeous courtyard with beautiful landscaping and benches
  • 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.

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