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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.
 

Learn More

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.

  

 
105 Chauncy Street Boston, MA 02111


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