Metropolitan Boston Housing Opportunity Clearing Center
"Metrolist" is a housing clearinghouse which facilitates housing access throughout the metropolitan area by providing Boston Residents with comprehensive housing information and a broad range of counseling services. Metrolist services include:
Rental listings for government-assisted and private market housing in over 100 cities and towns;
Housing search counseling;
Referrals to local agencies which provide resources for maintaining existing housing, or locating new housing.
Metrolist can assist you with your housing search, matching your housing needs with available housing, and providing information about Boston neighborhoods and metro communities. Metrolist can provide referrals to other housing and human service agencies. To request a list of available apartments, open waiting lists, or for information on other housing issues, please visit our office or complete the Metrolist Intake Form.
BFHC has strived to amass additional resources to provide more meaningful housing search information and referrals to agencies that offer self-sufficiency resources, such as Graduate Equivalence Diploma (GED), job training, and job placement.
Public Housing is housing owned and operated by local housing authority, such as the Boston Housing Authority. This type of housing is funded by a number of State and Federal programs established to assist low-income individuals, families, the elderly, and the disabled.
Rental Assistance programs provide financial aid to help low-income persons rent apartments other than apartments in public housing developments, including: