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129 Elm Hill Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119



Public Housing - Federal Eld/Dis

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 Holgate Apartments.

Holgate Apartments is a close-knit, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. Holgate Apartments offers approximately 80 one- bedroom apartments in a six-story, elevator-equipped building. Our complex is ideally located in a residential neighborhood with scenic views of Franklin Park. Built in the 1960s, Holgate has maintained close ties with the surrounding community, especially area churches. Through its many partnerships, Holgate offers many interesting activities and services to residents.

We offer many amenities for elderly and disabled individuals, which include emergency pull cords in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as intercoms in every apartment. We have units that are handicapped accessible and we may modify existing apartments based on Reasonable Accommodation requests.

Residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent, prorated rent, or a predetermined flat rent.


Holgate Apartments is located in Dorchester, overlooking beautiful Franklin Park. A variety of shops and restaurants are located in the surrounding community. There are many churches in the area as well.

Programs and Amenities:

We offer a wide range of amenities, programs, and services to help you feel at home. These include:

  • 24-hour security
  • Resident parking lot
  • First-floor laundry facility
  • Community room with full service kitchen offers residents a place to eat, socialize and watch television
  • Floor captains to help in the event of an emergency
  • Community garden and gardening activities in summer months
  • Many activities for residents including monthly birthday parties for residents, coffee hours, field trips and a computer training program
  • On-site voting
  • Health screenings
  • BBQ pit for residents
  • Residents celebrate the holidays together

Management Team: 

Holgate Apartments employs a professional management team that promptly responds to all resident needs in a timely manner. The staff includes:

  • Manager
  • Management Aide
  • Resident Service Coordinator
  • Resident Custodian

Tenant Task Force:

The Tenant Task Force works hand-in-hand with the BHA, as well as with numerous public and private organizations to foster an independent lifestyle for residents while building a strong sense of community within the building.

The Tenant Task Force also encourages residents to participate directly in strengthening their community through a variety of educational, cultural, social and recreational activities

On-Site Laundry: Yes

Resident Services Coordinator: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 80 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 3

Staff Details: Jennifer Haynes,
Phone: 617-988-5383,

Jacalyn Ruiz
Phone: 617-988-5386

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