Office of Housing Stability
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.
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Virtual walk-in hours and clinics
Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the Office of Housing Stability hosts a virtual clinic for small landlords and tenants. Complete our online form to RSVP for this virtual clinic.
Every Wednesday at 12 p.m., Office of Housing Stability staff host virtual walk-in hours to answer your housing questions. Complete our online form to RSVP for these walk-in hours.
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.