Owner News
Spring 2015
Celebrating the property owner

On April 23, MBHP gathered to celebrate the property owners who provide safe, affordable homes for MBHP's program participants. We also took the opportunity to recognize three outstanding property owners for going above and beyond this past year:
  • Steve Bryan extended apartment offers to three Money Follows the Person participants who were transitioning out of care facilities, despite severe credit and rental history issues.
  • A pillar of the Dorchester community, Vu Cuong continues to make his immaculate apartments available to families MBHP works with.
  • When Athony Quiles became aware that his client, a single mother, had significant language barriers, he immediately contacted her program representative. Because of his advocacy on her behalf, MBHP was able to connect her with the services she needed to stay stably housed.

The keynote speaker was Dion Irish, director of the Office of Fair Housing and Equity for the City of Boston. Irish reminded the attendees that April was also Fair Housing Month.


"Fair housing is an issue that is close to my heart," Irish said. "I commend MBHP for the education and advocacy work they do with property owners and tenants to ensure that the residents of Greater Boston have equal access to safe, affordable homes."

MBHP needs your help!


MBHP serves as the Housing Consumer Education Center for our region, responding to housing-related crises and concerns from property owners, tenants, and service providers. The Massachusetts Senate is voting this week on their recommendation for HCEC funding. We are asking for $2.6 million statewide, the same amount we received in 2014.


You can help MBHP and our partners continue to provide valuable, free services property owners and tenants statewide.


Call, email, or tweet your state senator today and ask them 

"Vote yes on amendment 335."


Need help finding your legislator's contact info? Look them up online

Upcoming workshop: Landlord Tenant Law

Presented by Jordana Roubicek Greenman, Attorney at Law 

September 16 & 30
6-8 p.m.
At the MBHP office

Please note: This is a two-part workshop. It will take place on September 16 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. Please make arrangements to attend both nights.


Part One (September 16) will cover:

  • Overview of rights and responsibilities.
  • Handling security deposits.
  • Types of leases and dealing with lease violations.

Part Two (September 30) will cover:

  • Resolving disputes & dealing with difficult tenants.
  • Obligations to maintain property.
  • Handling evictions.
Register online or contact Jennifer Shaw at (617) 425-6637.
Have you signed up for direct deposit?

Get your payments from MBHP deposited directly in you bank account. Complete the Direct Deposit Enrollment Form and submit it, along with a voided personal check, to: Jennipher Moore, MBHP, 125 Lincoln Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111-2503.

Tracking Payments: How to access MBHP's online owner's portal
Did you know you can use the owner portal on our website to track payments from MBHP?  Learn more
Got vacancies? List them on www.mbhp.org!


As a free service, MBHP offers online apartment listings. Post your properties and get connected with MBHP participants and other prospective renters looking for an affordable place to call home.  Learn more about the apartment listings and list an apartment today! 


We have several program participants, some with vouchers, in need of accessible units for people with limited mobility, wheelchairs, and other special needs. If you have any accessible units to rent, please contact jennifer.shaw@mbhp.org.

New video about MBHP's round-the-clock work

Watch this video for a brief overview of how MBHP helps people in search of an affordable place to call home.

MBHP is successful because of our supporters. Help us continue to offer programs and services to tenants and property owners
 by making a donation to advance our mission of helping families and individuals find and retain a safe, affordable place to live. Donate now

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
125 Lincoln St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111-2503
(617) 859-0400 | toll free: (800) 272-0990