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Direct Deposit Program 

The Boston Housing Authority is pleased to offer our property owners the opportunity to sign up for our Direct Deposit Program. This program offers the convenience of electronic direct deposit of monthly Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) into your designated account. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this program as it will increase efficiency and result in a higher level of service.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Timely electronic deposit of monthly HAP into the financial account of your choice at the institution of your choice.

  • Immediate availability of funds on the payment date

  • Reduces the risk of check fraud and lost or stolen checks

  • Reduces the need to worry about your check while you are on vacation

  • Eliminates the need to go to the bank or ATM to deposit checks

  • No sign-up costs to participate in the program

 If you are interested in signing up for direct deposit you need to do the following: 

  1. Complete the Direct Deposit/Payment Form.

  2. Attach a voided check for the account of your choice. 

  3. Send the completed Form and the voided check to:

          Boston Housing Authority
          Lily Chavez, Resident and Property Information Specialist
          Leased Housing Division 5th Floor
          52 Chauncy Street
          Boston, MA  02111
 
The process involves obtaining verification from our financial institution that an electronic transfer is accepted. Upon receipt of the acceptance confirmation from our bank we will send you notification via mail indicating that the process is complete and your next HAP payment will automatically be deposited electronically in your account. In addition, to the benefits outlined above, the remittance statement detailing your account activity will be sent to you through the mail each month.

We appreciate your participation in the Direct Deposit Program with the Boston Housing Authority and look forward to providing this enhanced level of service. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 617-988-4123 or by email.