Tenant Participation Regulations
Federal Tenant Participation Regulations
Code of Federal Regulations 964
State Tenant Participation Regulations
Code of Massachusetts Regulations 6.09
Boston Housing Authority Documents
Boston Housing Authority Tenant Participation Policy
The BHA Tenant Participation Policy outlines your rights as a tenant to participate in the management of your development. This is an essential tool for all public housing tenant leaders in Boston.
Boston Housing Authority Resident Services
The BHA Resident Services page has important information for public housing residents, including copies of the BHA lease and information regarding transfers, grievance procedures, and services available to residents.
Housing Services for Residents
Action for Boston Community Development
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) serves walk-in customers and responds to referrals of individuals and families who are doubled up with other families, facing eviction, behind in rent or utilities, or living in substandard housing. Staff members also hold weekly workshops on housing issues that are open to all members of the community.
LIFT clients and volunteers work one-on-one to find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and obtain quality referrals for services like childcare and healthcare.
Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
Low-income Massachusetts residents can call the Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC) hotline when they are having a legal problem. LARC provides concrete legal information on a wide range of legal issues, including evictions and other public housing issues.
The housing section of MassLegalHelp has lots of information about tenants’ rights in Massachusetts. You will find self-help forms, sample letters, booklets, handbooks, and frequently asked questions.
Tenant Advocacy Project
The Harvard Law School Tenant Advocacy Project provides assistance to low- and moderate-income tenants who are facing eviction or who have been denied admission to public housing or a subsidy program. TAP also provides advice on general landlord-tenant questions.