On January 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., the Office of Housing Stability will host a virtual legal clinic.
This legal clinic will provide you with eviction defense information and help. to RSVP for this virtual legal clinic.
Prior to the clinic, you will receive a meeting link via email.
Every Wednesday from 12 - 2 p.m., Office Housing Stability staff are available via Zoom to answer your housing questions.
Xổ số may mắn hàng tuần to RSVP for these walk-in hours. Feel free to include topics you'd like to discuss that are related to finding and maintaining stable, safe, and affordable housing.
Prior to walk-in hours, you will receive a meeting link via email.
There is a federal eviction moratorium in place until January 31, 2021. The Order prohibits property owners from evicting people who cannot pay rent. You must fill out this declaration form (English, Español, Português, 中文, Français, Kriolu Kabuverdianu, Kreyòl ayisyen, Soomaali, русский, Tiếng Việt, or عربىXổ số may mắn hàng tuần) and present it to your landlord.STEP 2
A number of landlords have pledged to work with their tenants to maintain their housing. See if your landlord has signed the pledge.STEP 3
A landlord cannot force you out by changing the locks or shutting off the utilities. Landlords must follow a legal process. Learn about the eviction process.STEP 4
If you received a Notice to Quit or Eviction Summons and Complaint from the Court, please visit our "how to respond to an eviction" page for more information about legal resources.
If you owe past rent, you may be able to negotiate with your landlord on reasonable repayment terms. You can review a sample agreement in English, Español, Português, 中文, Français, Kriolu Kabuverdianu, Kreyòl ayisyen, Soomaali, русский, Tiếng Việt, or عربى.
Apply for funds to help with rental arrears with:
A landlord cannot force you out by changing the locks or shutting off the utilities.
Landlords must follow a legal eviction process. If the landlord has changed your locks, please call the police. You should also report the landlord to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at 617-727-8400.
Contact Inspectional Services if:
If you feel that you are being discriminated against, contact the Office of Fair Housing and Equity.
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We hold workshops for Boston residents to learn more about housing search and tenant rights.
We offer free counseling to landlords to support owner and tenant stabilization.
We help tenants in housing crisis due to fire, natural disaster, eviction, or condemnation. Email email@example.com or call 617-635-4200 to contact us. We also have information on emergency resources for tenants. Our goal is to put residents on the path to housing stability.