BBH is a nonprofit developer whose mission is to ease the housing crisis in the Greater Boston area.


We create homes for people otherwise left behind by the current market. We provide rental, home ownership, and mixed income housing opportunities for young families, professionals in need of workforce housing, and older adults wanting to stay in their communities. We provide housing for all, regardless of religion or background and are proud to say that more than a dozen ethnicities and immigrant communities are represented in the communities that we have created.


We advocate for innovative ideas to solve our region’s housing challenges and we inspire a younger generation with our Gen2Gen programs and outreach events. We lead by example, focusing on quality and integrity in the construction of our buildings and in our relationships with the communities in which we work. We strive to make our partners and donors, residents and colleagues proud of their affiliation with us every day.


We harness expertise and resources from local, state, regional, and national agencies, financial institutions, the real estate industry, and affordable housing leaders.  Our strength is in our relationships and our ability to build partnerships.  We know that successful developments are built when parties are unified around a shared vision and craft housing solutions that meet community need.

BBH is an award-winning housing developer nationally recognized by:

Affordable housing is about strengthening neighborhoods and giving everyone the opportunity to share in our area’s economic prosperity. It is also about addressing important issues like economic diversity and is needed to ensure thriving communities.  When we all work together, we can identify innovative solutions, advocate for those without a voice, and create the homes that people need and deserve.

Easing the Housing Crisis: Hear the Importance of Creating Places to Call Home

Tackling Affordable Housing Issues: Our Executive Director, Susan Gittelman, shares her thoughts…

Immediate Federal Aid Needed to Halt Brewing Housing Emergency

Pandemic Has Turned Affordable Housing Challenge into a Crisis As more tenants are unable to pay rent, owners of multifamily housing may lack the resources to responsibly operate the housing they … [Read More]

COVID-19 Could Make the Affordable Housing Crisis Worse

Safeguarding the Delivery System Protects Vulnerable People Today and Tomorrow These are difficult days. And it is particularly difficult for those who are homeless or whose housing is unstable. … [Read More]

Boston’s Inclusionary Development Program Is Not a Panacea

Everyone wants Bos­ton to be an inclu­sive place to live. The city thrives when it is a place where people from all walks of life have a place to call home. And Boston is experiencing an amazing … [Read More]

Affordable Housing and the Challenge of Becoming Climate Ready

Energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency measures – connected to addressing the real effects of climate change – are important elements for safe guarding the operations of multi-family … [Read More]

There’s a Bipartisan Bill That Will Boost Housing

The predominant tool used to finance affordable housing is the very effective Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Since its inception in 1986, the program has helped more than 10 million families put roofs … [Read More]

New Insights Into Multi-family Zoning

Housing experts and advocates are frustrated because of the many barriers that exist to creating more multi-family housing. A new survey of 100 cities and towns in Greater Boston could guide us … [Read More]