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West 9th Street

185 West 9th Street, South Boston, MA 02127



Public Housing - Federal 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 West Ninth Street Apartments.

West Ninth Street is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. West Ninth Street offers approximately 83 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a garden-style environment. Our complex is located in South Boston, near community beaches.

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.


West Ninth Street is located in South Boston near Columbia Park. Public transportation is available nearby to transport residents to the many shops, restaurants and services along Broadway Street in South Boston and to downtown Boston.
There are a number of churches in the surrounding community. Health care is available at the South Boston Community Health Center and New England Medical Center is a short car/bus ride away.

Programs and Amenities:

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

  • Air-conditioned community room
  • Laundry room
  • On site voting
  • Daily lunch program offered by Kit Clarke Senior Services Program
  • Numerous resident activities including holiday parties, coffee hours and field trips
  • Gorgeous courtyard with beautiful landscaping and benches
  • Health screenings
  • The community room can accommodate almost any function

Manangement Team:

West Ninth Street Apartments 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 through a variety of educational, cultural, social and recreational activities.

A tranquil setting within an urban enviornment

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 76 1
2 7 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 2

Staff Details: Mike McDonough,

Luz Castaneda,
Sr. Mgmt. Aide

Brendan Roche,
Resident Custodian

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