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


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:

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…

Redouble the Effort to Support the Community Preservation Act

Photo credit: The Residences at 89 Oxbow - Wayland, MA In a recent Op-Ed, Susan highlights the crucial role that each town's commitment to utilize CPA funds has in fulfilling local housing needs. … [Read More]

Expanding HDIP Funding Offers Many Worthwhile Benefits

As Susan points out in her recent column, an expansion of the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) is timely and worthy of our support. Read more here … [Read More]

ADUs Are No Longer a Fringe Housing Solution

Susan points out that allowing ADUs by right statewide would facilitate the growth of an industry that could deliver units at scale. Approving the YIMBY bill now in front of the legislature is a key … [Read More]

‘Buy American’ Would Have Exacerbated Housing Shortage

As Susan comments in her recent Op Ed, HUD is to be commended for delaying implementation of BAP, at least until domestically sourced material is available at competitive prices. … [Read More]

A Change in HUD Voucher Rules Improves Families’ Lives

In her most recent Op Ed Susan describes HUD's Small Area Fair Market Rents policy as one powerful tool that addresses inequalities, promotes integration and reduces segregation. … [Read More]

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]