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…

Why Improving Transportation is a Housing Issue

Investing in the future of transportation services is as relevant to housing as it is to jobs. We need to consider whether our rail system can better connect where people live to where they work. Linking commuter hubs would increase access to attractive home and job opportunities throughout the region. Click here to read Susan’s […]

Our Homes, Our Voices

With federal housing assistance threatened to sink to its lowest level in 40 years, the Our Homes Our Voices campaign is an important call to action in Boston and across the country to support and engage those with the most at stake if this housing is lost. Click here to read Susan’s August 2017 op-ed.

Early Signs Are Promising For Workforce Housing

One year after launch the Workforce Housing Initiative shows great promise to meet the demand for residents with middle incomes. Click here to read Susan’s June 2017 op-ed.

Supply and Demand: Is It Working?

Susan discusses the influx of luxury units and its effects on rent in older buildings. Click here to read Susan’s April 2017 op-ed.

Yes In My Backyard: Nurturing A Pro-Housing Movement

“From Cambridge to Roslindale, Newton to Jamaica Plain, points in between and beyond, local residents are coming together to say YES In My Back Yard…” (A Better Cambridge). Susan discusses this emerging movement and its potential. Click here to read Susan’s February 2017 op-ed.

Accessory Dwelling Units – Perfecting A Tool in the Housing Toolbox

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be used to increase and diversify current local housing stock, and anticipated statewide legislation will help to unlock their potential. Click here to read Susan’s December 2016 op-ed.