Boston Redevelopment Authority: Affordable Housing and Inclusionary Development
Current opportunities for affordable housing curated by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

Boston Rental Housing Center
The Boston Rental Housing Center was created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 to provide advice, information, and assistance to Boston landlords and tenants who have problems or questions about rental housing issues.

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The BHC provides first-time homebuyers with educational courses and financial assistance, and markets homes developed for income-eligible, first-time homebuyers.


Home Buying 101
This is a free eight-hour course designed for any first-time homebuyer. This course includes information about the mortgage process, managing debt, shopping for a home, and legal concerns related to homebuying. This course is required if you are applying for financial assistance from the City.


Top Ten Things Tenants Should Know
Here is a list of important things for tenants who wish to find a place in Boston, compiled by the City of Boston.


Mass Housing
A self-supporting not-for-profit public agency, MassHousing has provided more than $13 billion in financing for homebuyers and homeowners, and for developers and owners of affordable rental housing.

Boston Redevelopment Authority: Neighborhoods
A comprehensive introduction of different neighborhoods in the City of Boston on the Boston Redevelopment Authority website.

Maps and Neighborhood Profile
Maps and information broken down by the neighborhood you live in.

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Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) encourages, facilitates and maximizes citizen input and participation in all aspects of government through service requests, neighborhood meetings, mailings, and emergency responses.

New Bostonians
Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians
The purpose of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (MONB) is to strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston.


Mayor’s 24 Hour Constituent Services
Connecting residents to city services: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Main Streets
Boston Main Streets
Boston Main Streets is the first urban, multi-district Main Street program in the United States. Boston Main Streets brings the technical knowledge of business district revitalization to nineteen Boston business districts.

myNeighborhood Census Viewer
The US Census Bureau released the 2010 data over the spring and summer of 2011. The data includes total population, race and ethnicity, age, gender, and household characteristics, as well as information regarding housing occupancy.


Citizens Connect App
Citizens Connect is the City of Boston’s award-winning effort to empower residents to be the City’s “eyes and ears.” Now you can alert the City of Boston to neighborhood issues such as potholes, damaged signs, and graffiti.

Boston Public Library: Neighborhood Branch Libraries
Each of our 25 neighborhood libraries holds special treasures as well as lots of public programs.

Budgeting for a Better Life Workshop
This is an one-hour workshop to help you explore the importance of using a budget.

Credit Smart
This is a free six-hour course to learn everything you need to know about establishing and maintaining a record of good credit, and how to avoid credit traps.

Tax Help
Boston Tax Help
From January to April 25 this organization provides free tax preparation and asset building services to eligible households.

Boston Public Schools
Boston Public Schools is a school district serving the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The website serves as a resource for events, information, and more.

Countdown to Kindergarten
Countdown to Kindergarten makes registering your child for kindergarten in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) clear and simple.
Boston Center for Youth and Family
BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF’s 35 facilities are located throughout Boston.
Boston Youth Zone
Boston Youth Zone is the place to find activities, opportunities, after-school programs, and other fun things for Boston’s kids and teens to do. Also find tips on finding a job, resume guides, scholarships, and money saving information. Stay connected through facebook and check out events on the Youth Zone calendar.
Boston Public Health Commission Bureau of Child, Adolescent and Family Health
Boston Public Health Commission Mayor’s Health Line
The Mayor’s Health Line is your one-stop-shop for your health insurance and health care needs. The Health Line provides assistance to callers on a variety of personal and public health issues. We specialize in providing multilingual assistance, in over 160 languages. No matter what language you speak, our staff can help find the health program right for you and your family.

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