Justice 4 Housing
Justice 4 Housing is a grassroots organization committed to ending housing discrimination and homelessness for individuals impacted by incarceration and the criminal justice system. We operate from a people led process to organize and advocate for the abolishment of discriminatory federal, state and local housing policies. We also ensure stable housing that addresses the root causes of justice-involved homelessness with holistic and community-based solutions.
This report was prepared by the Tenant Advocacy Project at Harvard Law School in partnership with Justice 4 Housing. Our deepest gratitude to the many current and former PHA residents who shared their experiences in this report. Thanks to the housing advocates across Massachusetts who contributed to this report and who work tirelessly to ensure that all Section 8 and public housing tenants receive the care and support that they deserve, regardless of their criminal history. Thank you to Leslie Credle and the entire team at Justice 4 Housing. Thanks to Dick Bauer and Gary Allen for their substantial contributions and guidance, and to Mac McCreight, Judith Liben, Pauline Quirion, and Donna Patalano for their review and input.
Tenant Advocacy Project
The Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) is a Student Practice Organization at Harvard Law School that provides zealous advocacy to public housing tenants and voucher holders in the greater Boston area. Our advocacy is guided by the experiences, needs, and aspirations of tenants, and we are committed to amplifying the work of Boston area community organizations. We believe that every person has a right to safe, stable and affordable housing, and seek to empower communities facing displacement, especially those systematically marginalized on the basis of race, immigration status, language, disability, gender, sexuality, family status, criminal legal system involvement, religion, or age.