Brookline Housing Authority


  • Michael Jacobs, Chair
    Term expires:  May 2021
  • Joanne Sullivan, Vice Chair
    Term expires May 2019
  • Barbara Dugan, Treasurer & BHA Resident
    Term expires:  May 2020
  • Judith A. Katz, State Appointee
    Term expires: June 23, 2021
  • 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.


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.

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