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This is the website for the City of Boston’s new Planning Department, which launched on July 1. The staff and many responsibilities of the Boston Planning & Development Agency have moved to the Planning Department of the City of Boston including planning & zoning, urban design, development review, and real estate divisions. Please excuse any misalignment you may see on our site as we transition to the City. Learn more

Property Managers

All Temporary Pandemic Policies for BPDA income-restricted housing units have now expired. For more information finding and qualifying for BPDA income-restricted housing, please visit the Housing FAQs.

New Policies, Updates, and Reminders

  1. Online File Submission for Applicant Certifications - BPDA began accepting online submissions of certification files on April 1, 2020. Please do not send certification files or materials via mail or email. If you have a certification file that is complete and ready to send, please fill out the form here. You must complete a new form for each individual file.
  2. Income Limits - The current income limits are posted on the BPDA website here.
  3. BPDA Maximum Rents - While most buildings charge rents equal to the relevant BPDA limits, please keep in mind that these published figures are a cap - the maximum amount of rent which can be charged. We do not require that you charge exactly the maximum limit. Landlords always have the discretion under BPDA guidelines to charge less than the maximum limit. Especially at this time, we recommend that landlords remain open to discussing rents lower with their tenants.

    If you are at risk of losing your housing, you may be eligible to apply for assistance through the City of Boston Rental Relief Fund. Click here for more information.