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…

Millennials Want Homeownership; Let’s Not Leave Them Behind

In her latest op-ed, Susan urges that the time has come to dispel the myth that Millennials don’t want to be homeowners. Instead, she suggests, we need to focus on finding ways to eliminate the … [Read More]

Realizing the Potential of Opportunity Zones

Last year's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced a new provision for Opportunity Zones, which encourages investors to put money into development projects in needy communities by providing significant tax … [Read More]

Modular Construction: Developing its Potential for Housing, Slowly But Steadily

In her latest op-ed, Susan highlights innovation in modular construction and its potential to be part of the solution to creating the housing that we so desperately need. Click here to read Susan’s … [Read More]

The Link Between Health & Housing

Research shows that keeping people healthy is about more than medicine, and hospitals are taking notice. In her latest op-ed, Susan highlights how medical institutions are increasingly playing a key … [Read More]

Defending the Community Reinvestment Act

The CRA has been a critical tool for increasing access to credit – and homes – to low-income Americans, including people of color. Susan describes why the CRA is still very relevant - even in a … [Read More]

Housing Report Card Spurs Fresh Ideas

Susan reflects on the latest Housing Report Card from The Boston Foundation, which has effectively served as a catalyst for fresh ideas, regional approaches and a new regulatory option at the local … [Read More]