BBH is a nonprofit developer whose mission is to ease the housing crisis in the Greater Boston area.

WE ARE PRODUCERS OF QUALITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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 ARE LEADERS AND ADVOCATES

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 ARE COALITION BUILDERS

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…

Next up. Implementing the Multifamily Zoning Law for MBTA Communities

The state has been responsive in developing the new multifamily zoning law for MBTA communities. As Susan notes in her newest Op Ed, next up for municipalities (and all of us) is to begin … [Read More]

Accessory Dwelling Units Are One Obvious Way to Create Homes

"The economic development bill was sidelined by the legislature this session, including a valuable provision that supports the development of ADUs on many single family lots statewide. This is … [Read More]

It’s Time to Take Notice of Growing Single-Family Rental Sector

As Susan points out in her recent Op Ed, " more homes bought up for rental purposes means fewer homes will be on the market for families looking to realize the American dream of owning and the … [Read More]

Congress Must Move to Unlock Pandemic Aid’s Housing Potential

As Susan writes in her recent Op Ed, “the goal is that this high level of investment can allow the state to fund more of the housing developments in the pipeline and to assist projects that are seeing … [Read More]

The Time is Ripe for a Real Estate Transfer Tax

As Susan describes in her recent Op-Ed, the housing crunch has become such a hardship for many workers that it is creating huge incentives for major employers to become active on the … [Read More]

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Helps Families Build Wealth

As Susan points out in her recent Op Ed, the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a key tool to help families transition out of poverty, access home-ownership and build better lives for their own … [Read More]