Office of Housing Stability
NOTE: The Office of Housing Stability is located at 43 Hawkins Street.
If you have received a Notice to Quit, the Office of Housing Stability may be able to help you.
If you’re able to, you should pay your rent. If you need help paying your past and future rent, apply for rental assistance today. Applying for rental assistance may “stop the clock” on the eviction process if you have a case in Housing Court.
For more information about your options, or to apply for the Rental Relief Fund, you can email OHSintake@boston.gov or call 617-635-4200. To apply online for the Rental Relief Fund, complete an application.
43 Hawkins Street
Boston, MA 02114 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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The Mayor has formed a Rent Stabilization Advisory Committee to make recommendations on strategies to stabilize Boston rents and protect tenants from displacement. The Mayor's Office of Housing is hosting listening sessions to hear community perspectives.
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Emergency Housing Voucher Information
The Office of Housing Stability (OHS) is constantly looking for new ways to partner with undergraduate and graduate students who share an interest in:
- housing affordability
- housing justice, and
- eviction prevention.
Interns with OHS will have the opportunity to learn from staff who are knowledgeable about housing resources for tenants and landlords. They'll work with Boston residents who are at risk of housing instability.
Interns may also have the opportunity to support the:
- development, and
- implementation of new programs and policies that the office is exploring.
Fill out our expression of interest form to apply for an internship.
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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.Tenant and Landlord Information
We provide information to tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities.
We develop tenant and landlord resources and programs. We want to promote the creation and preservation of stable and affordable housing in Boston.Advocacy and Policy
We research, draft, and put in place policies that aim to prevent displacement. Our goal is to keep our communities intact.