Housing Families Expanding Homelessness Prevention and Free Legal Services in Chelsea

The City of Chelsea, through its Department of Housing & Community Development, and Housing Families are pleased to announce an expansion of housing legal services and housing stability programs for Chelsea residents confronting housing insecurity.
Through the legal clinic, residents experiencing evictions, disputes, and code issues can seek assistance from Housing Families’ attorneys and housing specialists. The City will coordinate services through the Eviction Task Force, in close collaboration with community based organizations, such as Housing Families, La Colaborativa, CAPIC, and The Neighborhood Developers.
As part of this partnership, Housing Families will imminently open a new office at 99 4th Street in Chelsea that’s accessible by public transit to meet the housing and eviction prevention needs of Chelsea residents, including free legal help, utility and rental assistance, case management, and emergency housing. Chelsea residents can receive assistance regardless of immigration status, income, or background.
Chelsea residents seeking legal services and financial assistance may contact Housing Families’ Chelsea office of the Homelessness Prevention & Legal Services Program at (781) 322-9119 x146 or probonolegalteam@housingfamilies.org. Staff are multilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole.
Residents can also visit the pop-up Housing and Legal Services Clinic at Chelsea City Hall, Room 102, every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at La Colaborativa, 318 Broadway, every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary.