To find apartment listings:
Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry has lists of subsidized housing programs that may have opened their waitlists and are accepting new applications. They also list accessible housing (housing for people with disabilities).
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership is the regional housing nonprofit for Greater Boston. They have a list of available apartments.
Craigs List is a website that anybody can use. Some landlords and real estate agents post information on craigslist when they have an apartment to rent.
To apply for federal subsidized housing using the State’s common housing application:
Information about applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8 voucher) and application forms are at Mass Nahro. There are two forms: an emergency form and a standard form. If you are not sure which you should use, call Tri-CAP’s Advocacy and Community Services for advice.
To apply for public housing at a local housing authority:
Everett Housing Authority does not have a website. They are at 393 Ferry Street, Everett, MA 02149, 617-387-6389.
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a state agency that has information about applying for public and subsidized housing. They have applications and links to all of the public housing authorities in the State.
To address housing discrimination:
Everett Office of Human Services is located in Everett City Hall, 90 Chelsea Street, 617-394-2260. They provide services and coordinate the City’s Fair Housing Committee
Malden Human Rights Commission is at Malden City Hall, 200 Pleasant Street, 617-397-7050.
Medford Human Rights Commission is at Medford City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Rm 214, Diane McLeod, Director, 781-393-2501.
Greater Boston Fair Housing Center is a nonprofit based in Boston. They help investigate and address cases of housing discrimination.