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5300 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132



Public Housing - Federal Eld/Dis

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

Welcome to Rockland Towers Apartments.

Rockland Towers is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. Rockland Towers offers approximately 72 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments in a mid-rise, four-story building. We are currently installing a second elevator for the convenience of our residents.  Our complex is located in West Roxbury, on the Dedham border.

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.


Rockland Towers is located in West Roxbury, right on the Dedham border. A variety of shops and services are located in the surrounding community, including a restaurant across the street and a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts. There are a number of churches as well. Health care is available at Faulkner Hospital.

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 annual holiday parties, shopping trips, weekly coffee hours and day trips
  • Air-conditioned community room with kitchen, laundry facilities and restrooms
  • Health screenings that provide eye exams, blood pressure screenings, health aide and homemaker services
  • Monthly meetings between manager and task force
  • BBQ pit with yard and benches
  • Resident parking
  • Computer room with internet connection
  • New water fountain and fish pond outside
  • Quarterly Crime Watch Meetings
  • The recently renovated community room provides a peaceful setting for residents

Management Team: 

Rockland 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:

Rockland Towers is currently looking for residents to be on The 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.

Rockland Towers is a close and sociable

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 25 1 2
2 2 2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 1

Staff Details: Maureen Schofield

Maria Bonilla

Troy Whigham

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