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at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Housing Resources

Boston housing is expensive, difficult to find and the wait list for housing assistance seems to take forever. There are agencies available in Boston and the surrounding areas to help you access housing, answer your questions about housing options, help you understand your rights as a tenant, etc. Below is a list** of places to start with your housing concerns. All housing agencies listed below have Spanish options for callers.

**This list is not a complete and comprehensive list of all housing advocacy agencies in the greater Boston area, but will serve as a place to start with your housing questions and concerns.

Housing Resources

Greater Boston Legal Services

1-617-371-1234 or 1-800-323-3205

Offers information and representation in the following areas:

  • Eviction Defense
  • Expiring use/expiring section 8 cases
  • Representing tenants of foreclosed properties
  • Helping families access emergency shelters or who are threatened with eviction from shelters
  • Helping families obtain permanent affordable housing
  • Advocating for victims of abuse
ABCD - Action for Boston Community Development


  • Safe and affordable housing counseling
  • Scattered site shelter services for approved families
  • Housing and homelessness prevention including:
    • Educating tenants on rights and responsibilities
    • Advocating for tenants in court
    • Supporting tenants during mediation with landlords or property managers
  • Housing stabilization – case management for families just out of shelters
  • Housing search workshops
LARC - Legal Advocacy and Resources Center

1-617-603-1700 or 1-800-342-LAWS

Offers legal help for:

  • Cases of eviction
  • Landlord/ tenant issues
  • Public housing
  • Housing conditions/ problems
  • Foreclosure issues
Watch CDC - Housing Advocacy Clinic For Tenants

1-781-891-6689 ext. 203

  • Information on tenants’ rights and responsibilities including walking tenants through how to resolve housing issues
  • Offers resources and referrals
  • Offers trained advocates to help answer your questions regarding:
    • Landlord conflict
    • Eviction threat
    • Need for renovation or weatherization
    • Rent increases
    • Apartment searches
    • Poor living conditions
    • Filling out public housing applications
    • General housing concerns
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

1-800-272-0990 or 617-859-0400

  • Rental assistance information and help with section 8 applications
  • Hoarding and sanitation initiatives for renters
  • Housing supports and homelessness programs
  • Fair housing facts and information
  • Housing consumer education center at 617-425-6700
  • Information and links to other community resources

To access Boston family shelter system, call the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCH) at 1-877-418-3308 to determine eligibility.

To access Boston domestic violence shelter resources, contact SafeLink at 1-877-785-2020 to determine eligibility.

To find a night-to-night shelter available to the public, call the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless at 1-781-595-7570.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

Learn more about BWFH