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Eviction help

The Office of Housing Stability's hotline is open (617-635-4200). You can also email housingstability@boston.gov. Aside from eviction help, they can answer questions about the Rental Relief Fund.

Landlord help

Mayor Walsh has signed the Housing Stability Notification Act. The Act requires property owners and constables serving a Notice to Quit and Notice of Lease Non-renewal to also provide tenants with a Notice of Tenants’ Rights and Resources. This document is available in English, Spanish PortugueseChineseFrenchCape Verdean CreoleHaitian CreoleSomaliRussianVietnamese, or Arabic. For more details, visit our landlord information page.

Foreclosure help

The Boston Home Center's call center is open (617-635-4663). You can also email HomeCenter@boston.govXổ số may mắn hàng tuần. Aside from foreclosure help, they can assist with emergency repairs and buying or maintaining a home. 

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Creating Affordable Housing

Creating Affordable Housing
  • We ask for worthy development proposals from nonprofit and for-profit developers through Requests for Proposals. These proposals must create or preserve affordable housing in the City of Boston.
  • Through the Acquisition Opportunity Program, we protect Boston’s rental housing stock from market forces. We give loans to help responsible investor-owners buy occupied, multi-family rental properties.
  • Through Boston’s , developers of new, market rate housing are often required to make a percentage of their units income restricted. No public funds are used to create these units, but they must be advertised through the Boston Metrolist.
  • Find affordable housing in the Boston Metro Area through Metrolist.
  • Access the , which is updated annually.
  • Use the to view, with interactive filters, the City's completed and current income-restricted properties. 
  • View the , which shows that Boston has the highest percentage of income-restricted housing of all major cities in the United States
  • On our , you'll find active real estate projects and have the opportunity to provide your opinion.

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207 affordable rental units acquired in Mattapan to protect residents from displacement

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Good Neighbors program has fulfilled more than 4,500 requests during COVID-19

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