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South Street

15 St. Rose Street #644, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



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 South Street.

15 St. Rose Street #644, Jamaica Plain

South Street is a small, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. South Street offers 131 units, ranging from one to four bedrooms. Originally built to provide housing for war veterans and their families, South Street is home to a diverse group of families and elderly residents. Located in a diverse section of Jamaica Plain, South Street benefits from the interest, assistance and involvement of its neighbors and residents. Rents are calculated at 32% of a resident’s income.


South Street is located in Jamaica Plain, with many shops and restaurants within walking distance. These include a laundromat, an electronics store, a dollar store, a men’s clothing store, a supermarket, banking services, postal services, drug store, the Goodwill and other thrift shops.  There are many churches in the area as well.  The Mary Curley Middle School and English High School are nearby.  Health care is available at Faulkner Hospital or at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center.


Public transportation via buses that stop right outside the complex provides transport to the Forest Hills MBTA station for access to the Orange Line.  At Forest Hills, many connections can be made by bus or Commuter Rail.  In the other direction, the #39 bus proceeds through Jamaica Plain, up Huntington Avenue to the Prudential Center and Copley Square.

Programs and Services:

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

  • Professional full-time staff
  • Live-in resident custodian who quickly responds to all emergencies
  • Limited off-street parking
  • Door buzzer system
  • Youth center
  • Active resident task force that organizes activities such as holiday parties and cookouts
  • Annual outdoor family picnic
  • Hot dog cookout weekly during the summer
  •  Field trips and tutoring for youth

Please call us at (617) 988-5171 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: Yes

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 18 1
2 66 2
3 41 3
4 6 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 3

Staff Details: Patrici Barry
Phone: 617-988-5171

Christopher Kerins

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