This page is here to provide tenants with information regarding their rights. We recognize that the problem of affordable housing is state-wide and, while some portions of this site may seem specific to Boston, our goal is for most of the content to be equally relevant to any tenant in Massachusetts – because access to statewide information is a first step towards statewide action. Please use the links below.
Legal information on housing rights
The housing section of the Web site for MassLegalHelphas lots of information about tenants’ rights in Massachusetts. You will find self-help forms, sample letters, booklets, handbooks, and frequently asked questions.
Guidance for tenant organizing
City Life/Vida Urbana wrote this easy-to-understand instruction guide in 2000 to show tenants how to regain control of their housing situations. Look here for basic concepts and strategies.