Housing Resources

Finding Housing


How do I apply for housing?

  • Applying for Affordable Housing
    This document provides information about the different organizations in Boston that help with the housing search and application process.
  • Helpful Hints for Public Housing (English)
    This document explains in English some helpful information about how to apply for housing. It also lists some organizations that provide assistance with finding and applying for housing.

¿Cómo solicito para vivienda?

  • Helpful Hints for Public Housing (Spanish)
    En este documento se explica en español la información de cómo solicitar una vivienda. También enumera algunas organizaciones que ayudan a las personas a encontrar y solicitar una vivienda.

Kijan pou mwen aplike pou lojman?

  • Helpful Hints for Public Housing (Creole)
    Dokiman sa a eksplike nan kreyòl ayisyen kèk enfòmasyon itil sou fason pou aplike pou lojman. Li te tou bay lis kèk òganizasyon yo ki bay asistans pou jwenn ak k ap aplike pou lojman.

Maintaining Housing


What do I do with an eviction notice?

  • Eviction Prevention
    This document explains your rights and what to do if you receive an eviction notice. 

What are my rights to living in a clean, safe home?

Cuales son mis derechos a tener una casa limpia y segura?

How can I get help with a housing inspection?

  • Housing Inspections
    This document lists the different organizations that do housing inspections, including testing for lead safety.

Utilities


How can I get help paying for my utilities?

What are my rights to avoid being shut off with NSTAR?

  • NSTAR 101 (English)
    This document explains in English how to reduce your electricity bill and protect yourself from being shut off.

Cuáles son mis derechos para evitar terminación de luz con NSTAR?

  • NSTAR 101 (Spanish)
    En este documento se explica en español cómo reducir su factura de electricidad y proteger a sí mismo de terminación de luz.

Ki dwa mwen genyen pou mwn evite NSTAR pou yo pa femen sevis mwen?

  • NSTAR 101 (Creole)
    Dokiman sa a eksplike nan lang angle ki jan diminye bòdwo kouran elektrik ou ak pwoteje tèt ou kont ke yo te fèmen.