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Gallivan Boulevard

115 Standard Street, Mattapan, MA 02126



Public Housing - State 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 Gallivan Boulevard.

115 Standard Street, Mattapan

Gallivan Boulevard offers townhouse living on expansive grounds in the Mattapan/Dorchester neighborhood. The complex was built in 1953 on approximately 27 acres of land. Gallivan Boulevard offers 247 two, three and four-bedroom apartments in 121 duplex and 9 single two story, family style dwellings. The development is constructed on the site of a former apple orchard with a spring that still runs under the property. Apple trees continue to sprinkle the development, blooming in the spring and producing fruit in the fall. Gallivan was originally constructed for veterans returning from war and is now home to a diverse group of residents. Rents are calculated at 32% of a resident’s income.


Gallivan Boulevard is located in Mattapan, near a variety of businesses and services. In the immediate area are a Shaw's Supermarket, Weight Watchers, Rite Aide Drug Store, Bank of America, Eblen's Clothing Store, Planet Fitness, Small Smiles Dental and Norfolk Hardware. Mattapan Square is approximately one mile away, where a number of stores and the Mattapan “T” station are located. The Lower Mills business district is located about a mile away in another direction, as is the Neponset area. A fire station and elementary school are close by. Health care is available at nearby Carney Hospital. 


Public transportation is available at Mattapan Square, where residents may access transportation at the Mattapan “T” Station. Buses run frequently on nearby Gallivan Boulevard and River Street.

Programs and Services:

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

  • Well kept gardens
  • Gallivan Community Center adjacent to site that offers a variety of programs and activities for youth and adults
  • Annual outdoor family day
  • Devoted full-time staff including Manager, Sr. Management Aide, Maintenance Superintendent, and Maintenance Staff
  • Recently formed resident task force with office on site
  • Special Assignment Laborer on site who responds quickly to emergencies
  • Driveways
  • Front and back yards
  • Units with individual boilers and hot water heaters
  • Tooth Smart Program
  • Smart from the Start Program - On Site Food Bank

Please call us at (617) 988-5167 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.

Carpet: No

On-Site Laundry: No

On-Site Parking: Yes

Resident Services Coordinator: No

Smoke Free: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 1
2 124 2
3 111 3
4 12 4
5 5
6 6

Staff Details: Esther McPherson,

Eve Lopes, Sr.
Management Aide

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