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:

DON’T MISS – Tuesday, June 5:
Swampscott Info Session & Community Reception

9AM   |   Swampscott Senior Center

Enjoy coffee and bagels while learning more about what you can do to support affordable housing on the North Shore.
As we move forward with plans for the Senior Residences at the Machon, we are eager to build and foster a strong network in the Swampscott area. Come meet with BBH staff and board members for a community discussion and informational update. Connect with neighbors, businesses, and local leaders who all care deeply about the need for quality affordable housing options and learn how you can help in your community.
All are welcome to attend and learn more about BBH and how to get involved with our work in Swampscott.

Please RSVP to Paige at paige@bbhousing.org or 617.238.6089 by May 29.

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Our Homes, Our Voices

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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. … [Read More]