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Housing Division

The Housing Inspection Division enforces the State Sanitary Code and the City Ordinances that regulate the quality of Boston’s public and private housing stock. 

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    5-Year Alternative Compliance Plan Resources

    The 5-Year Alternative Inspection Plan allows property owners to apply for an exemption to the inspection requirements of section 9-1.3 of the City of Boston Code. All property owners who are required to have rental units inspected can apply for the alternative plan. The 5-Year Alternative Plan is designed to expedite responsible owners who consistently comply with city and state laws through the inspection process.

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  • Student Housing Trends in Boston

    This report measures progress in student housing safety and in the creation of new student dormitory beds by 2030.

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  • ISD is a proud supporter of Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Greenovate Boston Initiative.
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  • Fair Housing Commission
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