Anna Bissonnette House

South End, Boston

1640 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 | 617-450-0333

Located at the intersection of Washington and East Concord Streets in Boston’s South End, Anna Bissonnette House (ABH) opened in 1997 to provide permanent supportive housing to low income and formerly homeless elders.

Originally the Aerated Bread Company factory, the site was beautifully renovated and decorated to provide 22 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments. Common areas are available on each floor, in addition to the Shapiro Community Room in the lobby, the roof-top deck, and the large patio.

Residents come from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Hearth's staff and volunteers support the multifaceted health and mental health service needs, and community activities of all its residents.

Waitlist Closing April 1, 2016

Due to the large number of applicants on the wait list, we will not be accepting applications for ABH starting April 1, 2016.


The thoughtful remodeling of this handsome brick bread factory into housing for the elderly homeless is a model of preservation and continuity.
— Ada Louise Huxtable, The Wall Street Journal