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55 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA 02129



Public Housing - Federal Family

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

Welcome to Charlestown

55 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown

Charlestown is the BHA's largest housing community for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. We are located in historic Charlestown, near the waterfront. Since 1992, the complex has undergone major renovations. The grounds have been professionally landscaped and offer residents a pleasant living environment. Charlestown offers 1100 one, two, three, four and five- bedroom units. Rents are calculated at 30% of a resident’s income. Residents have the option of choosing a flat rent as well.


Charlestown Apartments are located in Charlestown near Charlestown High School and Kent Middle School, as well as a supermarket, church, post office, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and small shops.  The Kennedy Center, located nearby, provides early childhood education, a community resource center, adult education and job-readiness programs, services for senior citizens and more.  The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club provides recreational and educational programs for children aged 6-18.   Health Care is available at the nearby Charlestown/Bunker Hill Health Center.


Charlestown is accessible by the #93 MBTA bus, which stops near the development and provides easy access to downtown Boston.

Programs and Services:

Charlestown offers a wide range of amenities, programs and services, including:

  • Full-time management and maintenance staff
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance service
  • Active resident task force that plans resident activities such as an annual unity day
  • Resident task force office on-site
  • Monthly meetings between the manager and task force members
  • Parking on-site for residents
  • Basketball court
  • Playground and tot-lots on-site
  • Washer and dryer hookups in apartments
  • Landscaped grounds
  • Apartments with front and back yards
  • Telephone intercom and door buzzer security system

 Please call us at (617) 988-5010 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
1 346 1 7
2 425 2 13
3 254 3 17
4 66 4
5 3 5
6 6

Region: 3

Staff Details: Wilma Burgos

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