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The Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) is a student practice organization at Harvard Law School. Under the supervision of two attorneys, student advocates provide free legal advice and representation for tenants at hearings before local housing authorities. Our clients are:
We are happy to discuss your situation via telephone. Unfortunately, we cannot take walk-ins.
If you are not able to speak with someone when you call, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. The telephone number is 617-495-4394.
TAP represents tenants whose public housing, Section 8 or MRVP is administered at the following public housing agenices:
Arlington, Belmont, Boston (BHA), Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn; and the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP).
TAP provides representation at administrative hearings at public housing authorities/agencies regarding:
ITAP also provides telephone advice on general landlord-tenant problems only for tenants who have Section 8 vouchers, MRVP assistance or who live in public housing, if the housing voucher or assistance is administered by a housing agency listed in TAP's service area.
Cases Not Handled: TAP does not provide any representation in court. TAP does not accept cases where the housing subsidy is not administered by a public housing agency (e.g. HUD-subsidized or MassHousing-subsidized housing). TAP does not handle Home Base cases; TAP does not provide landlord-tenant advice to tenants who do not have Section 8 or MRVP vouchers, or who do not live in public housing.
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