Commonwealth Land Trust acquired Bowdoin Manor in 1993 at the solicitation of the City of Boston to preserve affordable housing in the Beacon Hill area. Comprised of three connected brownstones, this 120-unit single room occupancy building is one block from the State House and a short walk to Boston Common. Many units are reserved for formerly homeless and disabled individuals who receive on-site case management services.


In 2010, CLT received a five million dollar grant to renovate Bowdoin Manor.  Click here to learn more about the Bowdoin Manor Construction project.


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  • Walking distance to shops, public transportation, medical centers, and parks
  • Most rooms have large windows, high ceilings, and hardwood floors
  • Each unit comes furnished with a bed, dresser, nightstand, refrigerator, and sink
  • There are eight handicapped accessible units
  • Bathrooms are shared and laundry facilities are available on site
  • An on-site food pantry provides residents with staples like canned goods, cereals, and grains





Residents benefit from the presence of two on-site medical case managers who maintain an open door policy and help residents to address their medical, social, and financial challenges. An on-site supportive housing manager is available to assist residents with tenancy-related concerns. Events and activities are held at Bowdoin Manor, including movie nights, game nights, support groups, holiday parties, a weekly coffee hour, and quarterly educational sessions featuring a guest speaker. Overnight/weekend staff provides 24-hour coverage.





To meet for a housing assessment and tour of Bowdoin Manor, please contact Teresa Perry at 617-742-4354 or