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JJ Meade

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5 Melville Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

617 988-5113


Public Housing - Federal Eld/Dis

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

Welcome to J.J. Meade Apartments.

J.J. Meade is a small, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. J.J. Meade offers approximately 39 one-bedroom apartments in a garden-style setting. Our two-story complex is named in memory of a former Boston Housing Authority manager who had strong ties to the community. We think that you will enjoy this quiet, pleasant community.

We offer many amenities for elderly and disabled individuals, which include intercoms in every apartment. 

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


J.J. Meade is located in Dorchester, just outside Codman Square, home to many stores and services. There are many churches in the area as well. Health care is available at Codman Square Community Health Center.

Programs and Amenities: 

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

  • Door buzzer and intercom system
  • Limited on-site resident parking
  • Community room with kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Landscaped grounds with benches and resident gardens
  • Air-conditioned community room with TV and VCR
  • Health screenings which include flu shots
  • Cookouts in the summer months, holiday dinners and activities year round

Management Team:

J.J. Meade 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

On-Site Parking: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

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

Region: 3

Staff Details: Leslie Peters

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