Most people find places to live through the PRIVATE MARKET. These are apartments and homes that are rented and sold through private owners without government involvement. Some of this housing is quite “affordable” to lower-income people. But, sometimes market prices are too high for lower-income people and they need one of the following government-assisted units:

  1. “Public” Housing – owned and operated by housing authorities
  2. “Subsidized” Housing – owned and operated by private companies including nonprofits like Metro West CD
  3. “Vouchers” – federal Section 8 Program or state Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), administered by housing authorities

Housing Clinics offer one-on-one help with:

  • Apartment searches or tenant searches
  • Public housing applications or other paperwork
  • General housing questions or concerns
  • Referrals to other resources, as appropriate

Housing Clinics are held Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. and evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., currently via Zoom. These sessions are 50 minutes long and by appointment only. Click the “General Housing Clinic Sign-Up” button, contact Merkeisha at, or leave a message at 617-923-2505 x102 to set one up.

General Housing Clinic Sign-up

Below is a list of some rental information resources and programs:

Please leave a message at 617-923-3505 x102 to get started.