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Franklin Field Family - State

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91 Ames Street, Dorchester, MA 02124



Public Housing - State Family

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

Welcome to Franklin Field

91 Ames Street, Dorchester

Franklin Field is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Built in 1954, Franklin Field offers 386 units ranging from one to five bedroom units. Of those, 40 are two-bedroom townhouse units and 148 are private entrance units with small yards. Franklin Field is one of the few developments built with both state and federal funds. Benches are placed in grassy areas throughout the development. Rents are calculated at 30% of a resident’s income. Residents have the option of choosing a flat rent as well.


Franklin Field is conveniently located just off of Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. While there are few retail businesses in the immediate area, the complex is near a lovely park, a teen center, the Lee Elementary School and the Franklin Park Zoo. Laundry facilities are located at the entrance to the development. The Sportsmens Tennis Club and Robert George White Youth Center are adjacent to the site. Health care is available at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center.


Franklin Field is accessible by MBTA bus #22 that provides transportation to Egleston, Dudley, and Mattapan stations.

Programs and Services:

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

  • Computer room and educational activities for youth
  • Active resident task force that meets monthly with the manager and has an on-site office
  • Franklin Field Children’s Center with on-site daycare
  • Some units with washer/dryer hookups
  • Shared community room with Franklin Field Elderly
  • On-site voting
  • On-site basketball court
  • Hosts annual Phillips Brooke House, providing counseling and educational services to residents’ children
  • Professional full-time staff including a manager, management aide and bilingual staff
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance service
  • Parking on street with resident parking sticker program
  • 9 units for handicapped residents and 2 units for sight- impaired residents

Please call us at (617) 988-5090 if we can answer any questions or be of assistance to you. 

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

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 1
2 40 2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Staff Details: None

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