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185 Fulton Street, Boston, MA 02109



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 Ausonia Apartments, located within the wonderful waterfront district in the historic and colorful North End. Built in the 1970s, the seven-story, elevator-equipped building is within walking distance of Fanueil Hall Marketplace, Paul Revere’s house, restaurants, churches, and a community health center, as well as many historic attractions.

The building offers 99 one- and two- bedroom units and many amenities specifically designed for the elderly and disabled individuals. Our units range from being fully equipped to modified to handicapped accessible.

Residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent, prorated rent, or a predetermined flat rent.


Ausonia’s location is ideal, nestled in the heart of the North End, near many wonderful shops, restaurants, churches and community services. Historic Fanueil Hall is only a short walk away. Downtown Crossing is a quick walk or “T” ride away. Beautiful Boston Harbor is a stone's throw from the apartments.

Health care is also available nearby at the North End Community Health Center

Programs and Amenities

We offer a wide range of amenities, programs, and services including:

  • Telephone intercom security system
  • Emergency call system
  • Services such as on-site health screening and educational programs
  • Adult Foster Care Program providing personal care and other services to program eligible residents nearby
  • North End resident on-street parking program
  • Air Conditioned community rooms, TV room and library
  • Three terraces overlooking Boston Harbor and the historic North End
  • Coffee hour organize by Ausonia Tenant's Organization
  • Beautifully landscaped courtyard

Here’s a look at a gathering place for residents and functions

Management Team:

Ausonia 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

Residents Tenant's Organization:

The Resident Tenant's Organization 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.

On-Site Laundry: Yes

Resident Services Coordinator: Yes

Smoke Free: Yes

Structure Type

Bedroom Sizes

Wheelchair Bedroom Sizes

Row or Townhouse Bedrooms Number Bedrooms Number
1 93 1 5
2 6 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6

Region: 2

Staff Details: Shanrita Wakefield
Housing Manager
(617) 988-5366

Lin Xu
Sr Office Mgmt Aide
(617) 988-5075

John Quigley
Resident Custodian
(617 )828-3748

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