Advocacy When its Needed Most
The Housing Court Advocacy (HCA) program is part of the Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department's array of homelessness prevention and stabilization programs. This program helps low and moderate income households living in Boston prevent eviction, maintain their tenancy, and understand their tenant’s rights and responsibilities
The HCA program staff advocate for tenants before and during court proceedings to help maintain their tenancy by:
Educating clients on their rights and responsibilities
Ensuring clients’ rights are observed in the courtroom
Supporting clients during mediation with a landlord or property manager
Providing clients with external resources to help maintain their tenancy
When a tenant receives a 14- or 30-day Notice to Quit or is summoned to appear in the Boston Housing Court, Housing Court Advocates may assist the tenant during recertification, eviction, and grievance panel hearings.
On an individual basis, HCA staff support clients before and during the court process and seek legal assistance when necessary.
To access Housing Court Advocacy services, contact the Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department by phone at 617-348-6347.
Walk in services are also available at the Department’s office at 105 Chauncy Street Boston, MA 02111
Where to Find It
The Housing Court Advocacy program is administrated by ABCD's Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department located at 105 Chauncy Street Boston, MA 02111.