Wheelchair Accessible Units

Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has created more than 300 new wheelchair accessible apartments in its public housing developments throughout the city. Wheelchair accessible apartments run from one-bedroom  to a few larger five-bedroom units. All wheelchair accessible units are equipped with a roll-under stove and sink. Bathrooms are fully wheelchair accessible and a limited number of apartments have a roll-in shower. 

Typically, BHA has a waiting list for these units. However, when there are instances where BHA needs additional applicants for these units (based on funding and other variables), detailed information about unit size and location will be posted on this page and additional applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in applying for a wheelchair accessible unit, please follow the How to Apply steps. BHA processes applications for wheelchair accessible apartments as soon as they are received and clients will be placed into the final eligibility screening process once the preliminary application has been entered into our database. 

View the Existing Wheelchair Units Report, which indicates how many non-wheelchair and wheelchair accessible units exist at each location in BHA's public housing portfolio. 

If you have questions, please contact our Housing Service Center at (617) 988-3400.

These photos are of wheelchair accessible units at the Ruth Barkley Apartments in the South End.

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