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Walnut Park

1990 Columbus Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119



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 Walnut Park Apartments.

Walnut Park is a warm, welcoming community that offers a variety of living arrangements for low- and moderate-income elderly and disabled persons. Our development offers approximately 161 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in a unique, round-shaped twenty-story, elevator-equipped building built in the 1970s.

Many of our units are equipped with special amenities specifically designed for elderly and disabled individuals, such as emergency pull cords in the bedrooms and bathroom, and 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.


Walnut Park is located in the heart of Egleston Square in Roxbury. Our complex is close to a wide variety of stores and services in the surrounding community.

In Egleston Square, you will find a number of banks, a Stop & Shop, ethnic food restaurants, CVS, Walgreen’s, a fish market, gas station, barber shop, a public library, the E-13 police station, Dimock Street Community Health Center, Martha Elliot Health Center and Brookside Neighborhood Health Center.

Programs and Amenities:

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

  • Beautifully landscaped outdoor seating areas for residents
  • Meals on Wheels hot lunch program
  • Community room: newly renovated floors and newly built exercise room which inlcudes a treadmill, stationery bike and weight lifting bench
  • Private parking lot
  • 24-hour security
  • Neighborhood crime watch and an anonymous tip line
  • Laundry facility with newly renovated floors : newly installed carpets and painted walls on all floors throughout the building
  • Wonderful views from apartment balconies

Management Team:

Walnut Park employs a full-time, professional management team that promptly responds to all resident needs in a timely manner. Staff includes:

  • Property Manager
  • Senior 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.

Carpet: Yes

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 49 1 1
2 7 2 3
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Staff Details: Mary Breton,
Property Manager

Maria Corporan,
Senior Management Aide

Billy Shaugnessy,
Resident Custodian

Nelson Gonzalez
Resident Custodian 

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