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.

 

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Michael Stone Scholars Fund

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 Ian Whitney, a UMass Boston Undergraduate student and welcome our second; Rose Southard, also a UMass Boston Undergraduate student. We have finalized the design of the project and have identified our final cohort of UMass partners. Read more about this fund here.

 

Boston Displacement Mapping

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.

 

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