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280 MLK Jr. Blvd, 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 Martin Luther King Towers Apartments.

Martin Luther King Towers is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. Martin Luther King Towers offers approximately 102 studio and one-bedroom apartments in a high-rise, fourteen-story building. Built in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Towers commands sweeping views of Boston Harbor, downtown Boston and scenic Blue Hills.

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.


Martin Luther King Towers is located in Roxbury in a vibrant neighborhood with many shops, restaurants and services. The Tower is right next door to Washington Park Mall, which includes a supermarket, dry cleaners and numerous local merchant shops. Walgreen’s is a five-minute walk away. Also nearby are Malcolm X Park, the Shelburne Community Center, an MDC pool and basketball courts.

Programs and Amenities:

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

  • Regular activities such as “Hooks and Needles” arts and crafts program, film showings, coffee hours, cookouts, day trips and birthday parties
  • Air-conditioned community room with a Red Sox donated High-Definition, flat-screen TV and VCR
  • 24-hour security
  • Health screenings
  • First-floor laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Parking available in the rear of the buildings
  • On-site voting
  • MLK Towers is a welcoming and vibrant community

Management Team:

Martin Luther King Towers 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.

Another gathering place for residents and community functions

Carpet: Yes

On-Site Laundry: Yes

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 77 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 3

Staff Details:

Jennifer Haynes,
Jacalyn Ruiz

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