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.


Do you think that Boston needs more truly affordable housing? Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Come to a City Council Hearing on the State of Affordable Housing and Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy 

Friday, April 22nd, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Hybrid – in person at City Hall and remotely via Zoom 

Ways to participate in the hearing on April 22nd:

Please attend and testify at the hearing if you can – either in-person or via Zoom! You can also submit written &/or video testimony if you cannot attend. Also, you can join a “watch party” with others via Zoom. Click here to RSVP and find testimony templates. 

Thank you!

Coalition for a Truly Affordable Boston

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Facebook – @TrulyAffordableBos

Twitter – @AffordableBos

Mayor Wu Adopts AFFH

Mayor Wu announcing AFFH adoption and $50 million in funding to Mildred Hailey Apartments.

On January 20, 2022, Mayor Michelle Wu adopted the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing executive order. Since 2017, Boston Tenant Coalition and the Community Advisory Committee for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in Boston (CAC) have been working to protect Boston residents from displacement and exclusion and we look forward to supporting the Mayor and the City during the implementation process for AFFH.

Michael Stone Scholars Fund

Over 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.

Read more about this fund here

2019 Inclusionary Development Policy Campaign

Housing is a right, and we need to use all of the tools available to us to ensure that those who need truly affordable housing the most can access it. That is why we have partnered with organizations across the city to demand that the City, Mayor and BPDA improve the IDP to include families that are being left out with this new announcement to update the policy. Read more here.

Please sign our online IDP Post Card to support our action!

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Campaign

Despite the Trump administration suspending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule that the Obama administration created to replace the Analysis of Impediments for municipalities, the City of Boston has agreed to continue to work on their Assessment of Fair Housing with us. Read more here.

Boston Displacement Mapping

A new Boston displacement map explores more about the Boston housing crisis and follows people’s stories about their displacement experiences.