Affordable Housing Resources


Newton Housing Authority 82 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands, MA 02461 Phone: (617) 552-5501, FAX: (617) 964-8387 , TTY: (617) 332-3802

CAN-DO Affordable Housing Units in Newton, managed by MetroWest Collaborative Development. Phone: 617-923-3505.   MetroWest CD also manages a Ready Renter  to assist households in their housing search. 

Avalon Communities - Avalon Bay has two mixed income rental developments in Newton: For leasing information call 866-391-4455. For more information go to:

Maloney Properties - Maloney Properties Real Estate specializes in selling & renting affordable unit through the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and Department of Neighborhood Development (DND)

Other Available Affordable Units

SEB LLC: Affordable Rental Developments

Metrolist: All affordable housing developments in Boston must list available units with Metrolist. Please contact their office to find currently available units at or 617.635.3321.

CHAPA Lotteries and Resales Listings: The Citizens' Housing and Planning Association lists lotteries and resales on affordable ownership opportunities.

MassAccess Housing Registry: This database lists available units across Eastern Massachusetts, and highlights accessible/barrier-free homes for persons with disabilities.

MassHousing: MassHousing helps create affordable housing in Boston and keeps a list of available affordable ownership and rental units.

Low-Income and Public Units

  • Boston Housing Authority: The Boston Housing Authority provides subsidized housing opportunities to low-income residents and administers the Section 8 voucher program for Boston. Contact the BHA at 617.988.4200.
  • HUD Low Rent Apartment Search: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development keeps a searchable database of low-rent units nationwide.

Veteran Housing Assistance

The Boston Homes for the Brave Project: Helping to connect landlords and veterans in an effort to end veteran homelessness.

Eviction Prevention/Landlord Disputes

If you are at risk of losing your housing, please contact:

Rental Housing Center: The City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development Rental Housing Center helps mediate tenant-landlord disputes at 617.635.7368.

Emergency Shelter

If you have lost your housing, and need help finding emergency or transitional housing, please contact:

Emergency Shelter Commission: The Emergency Shelter Commission at the Boston Public Health Commission helps with referrals to emergency housing services.

Housing for People with Disabilities

Housing Search Guide for People with Disabilities: This guide, produced by CHAPA, provides guidance for people with disabilities searching for housing.

General Affordable Housing Counseling

Metropolitan Housing Boston: The MHB's Housing Consumer Education Center is the agency's "Front Door". The Education Center offers information and referrals, brief counseling, education and workshops, and emergency financial assistance. The MBHP also administer's the State Section 8 voucher program. Contact them at or 617.425.6700.


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