The Boston Tenants Coalition (BTC) is a coalition of grassroots tenant neighborhood groups, community development corporations, and homeless and advocacy organizations that promotes affordable housing in Boston, organized to defend and expand the rights of tenants, and to push city, state and federal government, as well as private industry to address the needs of low-income tenants. We operate from a core belief that more affordable housing needs to be both permanent and targeted to Boston’s low-income populations.




Michael_Stone_at_BTC-RTC_rally_with_Boston_median_income_chart_on_racial_disparities_chart.2Over the past several months, the Stone Scholars Advisory committee, working together with the Boston Tenant Coalition, sketched a research agenda for the Fund that will ensure continuity of the critical annual research Michael had long done on a pro bono basis for our tenant advocacy.

We want to celebrate our first Michael Stone Scholar that plans to start this fall semester 2016 (bio coming soon). We have finalized the design of the project and have identified our final cohort of UMass partners.

To read more about this fund here.


BD mapCheck out this new Boston displacement map to learn more about the Boston housing crisis and follow people’s stories about their displacement experiences.

Check out this 90.9 WBUR post about tenant advocates calling for new tenant protections.


Current Actions


IMAG2833JCE – Help us further our efforts to establish the “Just-Cause Eviction Law”! Please sign this petition and demand that city officials support this proposal and STOP the housing crisis! To learn more about the Just-Cause Eviction proposal click here.

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Watch this video for an update on the coalition’s asks regarding the Just-Cause Eviction proposal.