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…

Proposed State Stormwater Regulations Will Undermine Our Housing Goals

As Susan points out, proposed DEP Stormwater regulations will reduce the amount of housing that we can create...Read more here. … [Read More]

Municipalities Will Not Lead on Housing

Much like what is happening in other blue and red states, we should support the commonwealth reclaiming its powers to enable the housing that we so desperately need. Read more here. … [Read More]

Housing Tax Credit Bill Should Be on U.S. Senate’s To-Do List

As Susan notes, proposed Housing Tax Credit Legislation will have an outsized impact in Massachusetts to get more housing built.” Read more here.   … [Read More]

Rampant Insurance Increases Are Stifling Housing Production

As Susan points out, "there’s a new threat to affordability that is jolting the rental apartment real estate industry: insurance premiums." Read more here … [Read More]

A Workhorse Affordable Housing Program Is Here to Stay

As Susan notes, the recent major increase to the Massachusetts low income housing credit, a workhorse tool to produce new housing, could not come at a better time. Read more here. … [Read More]

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]