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55 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA 02129



Public Housing - Federal Family

How to Apply:
Click here to access our online and mail-in applications, or visit 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 1094 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
1 348 1 7
2 424 2 13
3 253 3 17
4 66 4
5 3 5
6 6

Region: 3

Staff Details: Wilma Burgos

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