Alice Taylor

260 Ruggles Street, Roxbury, MA 02120



Public Housing - Federal Family

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

Alice Heyward Taylor Apartments

260 Ruggles Street, Roxbury/Mission Hill

Alice Taylor combines 366 townhouses, garden-style, mid-rise and high-rise apartments to create a unique living environment for its families. The buildings, originally built in 1951, have been completely renovated. Apartment sizes range from one bedroom to five bedrooms, and include modified and wheel chair units. Rents are calculated at 30% of a resident's income. Residents have the option of choosing a flat rent as well. Alice Taylor is conveniently located in Roxbury, next to Mission Hill.

Our neighbors include Wentworth Institute, Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University, Boston Police Department headquarters and the Southwest Corridor. The Prudential Center and Copley Square are within walking distance and just a short ride away on the T. Health care is available nearby at four major hospitals: Brigham and Women’s, Beth Israel, Children’s Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The Whittier Street Health Center is also close by.

The surrounding neighborhood offers a variety of educational and employment opportunities at area institutions. Public basketball courts, tennis courts and parkland are close by at the Southwest Corridor Park. In addition, several churches are located nearby.


Alice Taylor is near the Ruggles MBTA Station, which provides access to the Orange Line, many connecting buses and the Commuter Rail.

Programs and Services

  • Alice Taylor offers a wide range of amenities, programs and services to help you feel at home, including:
  • Emergency call system in handicapped apartments
  • Professional full-time staff, including the manager, management aide and clerk and maintenance staff and resident services coordinator.
  • Landscaped grounds with benches located throughout the complex
  • Resident custodians who quickly respond to all emergencies
  • Computer learning opportunities in Tenant Task Force and Johnson Center.
  • Laundry rooms in high-rise buildings
  • Some units with washer and dryer hookups
  • Town House units with front and back yards
  • Door buzzer and intercom system
  • Active Resident Task Force that meets with the property manager monthly and plans resident events such as an annual outdoor family day
  • Senior citizen’s group
  • Johnson Community Center is managed by Smart From the Start with after school programs and computer lab.
  • On site resident sticker parking, reserved handicapped parking in resident parking lot
  • Educational programs available to residents through Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University Management staff can be reached at (617) 988-5068 and are happy to 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: Yes

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
1 107 1
2 121 2 4
3 88 3 11
4 41 4 6
5 3 5 1
6 6

Region: 2

Staff Details: Isabel Hastie
Acting Housing Manager I

Jaino Ochoa
Manager II

Sajata Mikell
Sr. Management Aide

Edward Joyce Jr
Maint Superintendent I