This database was last updated in December 2019 and should only be used as a historical snapshot. The data is current as of March 2019. More recent Physical Inspection Scores are available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Public housing | Boston Housing Authority | 254 E 9th St, South Boston, Massachusetts

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HUD Units

Household demographics

Recent Inspection Results

Failed more than once

According to data published by, the most recent inspection for OLD COLONY was August 1, 2018, in which it received a failing score.

This score was 29.0 points worse than the average for Massachusetts (86.0).

This property has had more than one failed inspection from 2013 to 2019, which points to ongoing problems.

Inspection Score

What does a failed inspection mean?

HUD scores properties on a 100-point scale, and 60 points are needed to pass. Congress mandates that federally subsidized housing conditions are “decent, safe and sanitary” and in good repair. Inspectors can deduct points for such problems as mold, infestation, broken doors and windows, tripping hazards and graffiti.

Inspection History

OLD COLONY has had at least 4 physical inspections between 2013 and March 2019.

64 July 23, 2013
47 July 7, 2014
46 March 16, 2016
57 August 1, 2018

In a small percentage of cases, a HUD inspection may have taken place between the published reports and is not shown here. That is why we use a dotted line.

This Property's 15 Associated Addresses

  • 56 Burke St
  • 8 Burke St
  • 8 Carmody Ct
  • 1226 Columbia Rd
  • 1244 Columbia Rd
  • 1262 Columbia Rd
  • 1280 Columbia Rd
  • 331 E 8th St
  • 241 E 9th St
  • 253 E 9th St
  • 254 E 9th St
  • 278 E 9th St
  • 290 E 9th St
  • 109 Mercer St
  • 110 Mercer St

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Note: This database contains all inspection reports made available to the public by HUD from 2013 to March 2019. If a property is inspected multiple times within a short time period, it is possible that HUD has not publicly released all of those inspection scores. Data for multifamily complexes only includes facilities with an active HUD contract. This demographic data comes from HUD’s website, but it was submitted by local housing authorities and property owners, and may not reflect the most current demographic makeup.

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