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 | 21A Ames St, Dorchester, Massachusetts

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HUD Units

Household demographics

Recent Inspection Results

Failed more than once
Large difference in scores

According to data published by, the most recent inspection for FRANKLIN FIELD was August 15, 2018, in which it received a failing score.

This score was 31.0 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.

The difference between this property’s lowest and highest inspection score from 2013 to 2019 is more than 20 points, which experts say raises questions about the reliability of the inspections.

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

FRANKLIN FIELD has had at least 5 physical inspections between 2013 and March 2019.

52 July 15, 2013
67 June 23, 2014
86 April 16, 2015
60 July 24, 2017
55 August 15, 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 19 Associated Addresses

  • 1 Ames St
  • 18 Ames St
  • 21A Ames St
  • 49 Ames St
  • 50A Ames St
  • 69 Ames St
  • 70A Ames St
  • 80A Ames St
  • 118 Stratton St
  • 138 Stratton St
  • 156 Stratton St
  • 16 Stratton St
  • 48 Stratton St
  • 98 Stratton St
  • 138 Westview St
  • 158 Westview St
  • 178 Westview St
  • 208 Westview St
  • 228 Westview 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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