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Whittier Street

1158 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02119



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 Whittier.

1158 Tremont Street, Roxbury

The Whittier Street housing development is currently being redeveloped through a federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives grant.  More details can be found on the Whittier Choice website.

Whittier offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income individuals and families in both low- and mid-rise buildings. Whittier offers 200 units, ranging from one to four bedroom apartments. Rents are calculated at 30% of a resident’s income. Residents have the option of choosing a flat rent as well.


Whittier is located in Lower Roxbury near the South End, near a pharmacy and church. Many other businesses, including a Super Stop & Shop, can be accessed at nearby Jackson Square. In addition, the Boston Police Headquarters is across the street and the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Center is nearby. Health care is available nearby at the recently renovated Whittier Street Health Center.


The Ruggles Street MBTA station is directly across the street from the front of the complex.  Residents may access the Orange Line, Commuter Rail and numerous bus lines including the Silver Line from the station.

Programs and Services:

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

  • Professional management and maintenance staff
  • Resident special assignment laborer available for emergencies
  • Off street parking with resident sticker program
  • Elevators in high-rise buildings
  • Ten handicapped accessible apartments with emergency call system
  • Spray pool* Resident Service Coordinator *The Near-by Johnson Center has an After School program and computer lab
  • Door buzzer and intercom system* Some units have washer and dryer hookups  
  • Annual outdoor family day

A Place to Call Home

Please call us at (617) 988-5059 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.

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 12 1
2 120 2 9
3 55 3
4 12 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 2

Staff Details: Marie Kerins-Gould,
Phone: 617-988-5358

Roberto Cadillo,
Maintenance Supervisor
Phone:  617-988-5060

Rosa Nikolov,
Senior Management Aide
Phone: 617-988-5293

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