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Msgr Powers

120 L Street, South Boston, MA 02127



Public Housing - State 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 Monsignor Powers Apartments.

Monsignor Powers is a small, elderly/disabled community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. We offer 67 efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments in a mid-rise, four-story building.

Apartments range from being fully equipped to modified to handicapped accessible.Residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent, prorated rent, or a predetermined flat rent.


Monsignor Powers is located in South Boston, near area beaches and within walking distance to a supermarket, pharmacy, several banks and restaurants and a Boston Public Library branch. A Boston Fire Department station is one block away.
There are a number of churches in the surrounding community. Healthcare is available at the South Boston Community Health Center and New England Medical Center is a short bus or car ride away.

Programs and Amenities:

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

  • Voting on site   
  • Door buzzer for resident security.
  • Elevator
  • First-floor laundry room
  • Resident activities such as bingo
  • Air-conditioned community room
  • On street parking
  • Professional staff on-site
  • Live-in resident custodian
  • Large community room for resident activities

Management Team:

Monsignor Powers 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 though a variety of educational, cultural, social and recreational activities. Plenty of space for residents to read a book or just relax

Carpet: No

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 58 1 3
2 6 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 2

Staff Details: Mike McDonough,

Luz Castaneda
Sr. Mgmt. Aide

Darren Gunn,
Resident Custodian

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