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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.
Boston (including Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury); and the following communities: Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.
TAP provides representation at administrative hearings at public housing authorities/agencies regarding:
TAP also provides telephone advice on general landlord-tenant problems, such as code violations and security deposit violations, to tenants in the greater Boston area who are Section 8 or public housing applicants or tenants.
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.
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