Brookline Housing Authority

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Brookline Housing Authority information, reports, resources and contact information.


Michael Jacobs, Chair
Term expires:  May 2025

Joanne Sullivan, Vice Chair
Term expires May 2024

Barbara Dugan, Treasurer & BHA Resident
Term expires:  May 2025

Judith A. Katz, State Appointee
Term expires: June 23, 2026

Susan C. Cohen, Esq.
Term expires: May 2023


The Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) is an autonomous local government agency, established under MGL Ch. 121B, which owns and operates state and federal public housing properties throughout Brookline. While not an official part of Town government, the BHA works in partnership with a variety of Town departments and commissions in order to serve the community and fulfill its mission.

The five-member Board of Commissioners oversees the Authority's overall direction. Four of the members are elected by Town voters and one is appointed by the Governor.

Town-BHA Working Group
At their meeting on February 9, 2021, the Select Board voted to establish a working group between the Town of Brookline and the Brookline Housing Authority. Find the working group charge and description here.


The Brookline Housing Authority provides low-income families, seniors, and people of all abilities with safe, decent, accessible, and affordable places to live in a community rich with opportunities. The BHA works in collaboration with government and civic organizations to support and encourage the well-being and economic self-sufficiency of BHA residents; to sustain a diverse population in Brookline and; to maintain attractive residential neighborhoods.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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