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Old Colony

265 East 9th Street, South Boston, MA 02127



Public Housing - Federal 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 Old Colony.

265 East Ninth Street, South Boston

Old Colony, one of BHA's oldest housing developments, offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Old Colony offers 472 units ranging from one to six-bedroom apartments. Built in 1941, Old Colony is one of the BHA’s largest developments and sits on 15 acres of land near the South Boston waterfront.  A portion of Old Colony is being redeveloped and has been renamed as Old Colony Homes.  Rents are calculated at 30% of a resident’s income. Residents have the option of choosing a flat rent as well.


Old Colony is located in South Boston by the sea.  There are a variety of shops and services close by and it is a short walk to Castle Island, Carson Beach and Columbia Park, popular walking, fishing, and picnicking areas.  The L Street (Michael Curley) Gym and Bath House are also within walking distance.  South Bay Shopping Mall, home to Super Stop & Shop, Old Navy and Home Depot, is easily accessible by a free shuttle from Andrew Station.  A local Boys and Girls Club and South Boston Neighborhood House help provide parental support and activity groups for children and teens.  There are several churches in the area as well.  The Perkins Elementary School is next to the development.

Health care is available at the South Boston Health Center and the Boston University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center are a short bus/car ride away.


Public transportation is available at nearby Andrew Station on the MBTA’s Red Line.  Andrew connects to downtown Boston and Harvard Square.  There are a number of bus routes that are accessible from Andrew Station as well.

Programs and Services:

Old Colony offers a wide range of amenities, programs and services to help you feel at home, including:

  • Community Center located at the Tierney center,  Daycare/Headstart Program
  • Full-time maintenance and management staff located on site
  • South Boston Collaborative located on-site, which offers a number of social services for families and children

Please call us at (617) 988-5083 if we can answer any questions or be of assistance to you.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

*Some programs and services may change depending on funding and the needs of the residents

Carpet: No

On-Site Laundry: No

On-Site Parking: No

Resident Services Coordinator: No

Smoke Free: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 150 1 1
2 172 2 3
3 80 3 2
4 47 4
5 1 5
6 5 6

Staff Details: Wanda I. Roldan,
Manager I
Phone: 617-988-5279          

Betsy Galicia,
Manager II
Phone: 617-988-5085           

Yuderka DelaCruz,
Senior Management Aide
Phone: 617-988-5084 

Lisa Frasier,
Clerk Typist
Phone: 617-988-5277  

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