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Orient Heights

38 Vallar Road, East Boston, MA 02128



Public Housing - State 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 Orient Heights Overlook Terrace Apartments.

38 Vallar Road, East Boston

Orient Heights is a family community offering a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, as well as for handicapped and disabled individuals. Some of our units are two-story brick townhouses, containing two and three bedroom units with very large basements. Renovations completed in the early 1990s created several additional one to five-bedroom apartments. Rents are calculated at 32% of a resident’s income.


Orient Heights is located in East Boston, with addresses at three levels/locations. The complex is convenient to Logan Airport. A short bus/car ride away is Bennington St. and Saratoga St. where there are a pharmacy, banks, schools, churches and restaurants. Health care is available at the nearby Winthrop Health Center. Five minutes away on McClellan Highway is a supermarket and Target Department store.


Public transportation is available via the 120 Orient Heights/Waldemar bus that stops in front of Waldemar Avenue and also on Faywood Avenue. Buses run about every 15 to 20 minutes. The Suffolk Downs stop on the Blue Line and Orient Heights stop on the Orange Line are also a short distance away.

Programs and Services:

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

  • On-site staff including a manager and manager’s aide
  • Live-in special assignment laborer
  • English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese translation provided by on site staff for bilingual residents
  • Community center with hall for meetings, parties, etc.
  • Public parking on street
  • Tiered drop area with benches, trees and beautiful view
  • Tooth Smart Program for children
  • Spanish to English classes
  • On site voting
  • Front and back yards attached to some units
  • Basketball court nearby

Please call us at (617) 988-5164 if we can answer any questions or be of assistance to you.

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

Carpet: No

On-Site Laundry: No

On-Site Parking: Yes

Resident Services Coordinator: No

Smoke Free: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 44 1
2 139 2 3
3 109 3 3
4 28 4
5 10 5
6 6

Staff Details: John Moulton,

Kidante Roberts,
Management Aide

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