136 Lenox Street, Boston, MA 02118



Public Housing - State Family

Where to Apply:
The John F. Murphy Housing Service Center, 56 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111

Welcome to Lenox/Camden

136 Lenox Street, South End

Camden Street is a small family development located in the South End. Lenox/Camden is really two developments that sit next to each other and were built ten years apart. Lenox, a federally funded development, was built in 1939. Camden, funded by the state, was built in 1949. However, the same group of BHA employees manages both and residents consider themselves all part of one family and share a tenant task force. Camden Street includes 70 units of the total 376 apartments within Lenox/Camden, and consist of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Both developments are three-story walk up style buildings. At Lenox, rents are calculated at 30%, at Camden, rents are calculated at 32% of a resident’s income.


Lenox/Camden is located near many shops and restaurants. The newly renovated Jim Rice Baseball Park is nearby.  Not far away are Northeastern University, Roxbury Community College, Madison Park and John O'Bryant High Schools.  South Bay shopping center is also nearby.  Health care is available at the Whittier Street Health Center and South End Community Health Center.


Lenox/Camden is accessible via train at Ruggles Station on the Orange line, which runs from downtown Boston to Jamaica Plain.  The Commuter Rail is also accessible from Ruggles Station.

Programs and Services:

Lenox andCamden Street offers a wide range of amenities, programs and services, including:

  • Computer learning center with state of the art computers
  • Camp Vibrant after school and summer program
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance service
  • Resident sticker parking available on site
  • Door buzzer and intercom system for some apartments
  • Annual outdoor family day and picnic
  • Resident Service Coordinator
  • Spray pool

Please call us at (617) 988-5262 if we can answer any questions or be of assistance to you.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

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

Carpet: No

On-Site Laundry: No

On-Site Parking: Yes

Resident Services Coordinator: Yes

Smoke Free: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 36 1 2
2 17 2
3 17 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Staff Details: Lynda Cunningham

Evelyn Gray