Mattapan Heights



221-227 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
PH: 617-398-2600; Fax: 617-696-2200; TDD: 1-800-545-1833, ext. 945
Property Manager: Laura Francis


The setting for the 216 affordable apartments at Mattapan Heights is lovely, fronted by a grand lawn and the magnificent Foley building and reachable by a winding driveway along the pleasant expanse of the 52-acre site.

The Foley was the first phase of the redevelopment of the former Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital, much of which had been abandoned for 20 years and most of which was deteriorating. Over the past ten years Trinity Financial has rehabilitated and added new construction during phases II, III, IV and 5A.

That “A” means more development is possible. But, not to worry; crowding will not be an issue since the site is so expansive.

Mattapan Heights 5A has been Energy Star Certified by the U.S. Environmental  Protection Agency.

There are 76 one-bedroom apartments, 136 two-bedroom apartments and 4 three-bedroom apartments. There is also an Adult Day Health Program Building (Mattapan Heights IV). Residents have the convenience of an on-site laundry, and some residents on the first floor have their own in-unit washer/dryer. Pets are not allowed. Smoking is allowed in apartments but not in the common areas.

Mattapan Heights is close to busy, revitalized areas of Dorchester and Milton, where residents can take advantage of shopping, dining, recreation and exercise opportunities. An MBTA bus stops on the main street outside for easy transport to the Ashmont MBTA station and beyond.

Residents come together annually for a summer party. In 2013 they hosted a Summer Block Party to celebrate the completion of Mattapan Heights 5A and the 10th anniversary of The Foley Senior Residences.

The redevelopment has received the Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award, the Charles L. Edson Affordable Housing Tax Credit Excellence Award, the Boston Preservation Alliance Significant Rehabilitation/Restoration Award.

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