Renter Resources

Renter Resources

Welcome to the Renter Resources page! Here you will find lots of information on BCDC programs and resources as well as many services, guides, and tools created by other organizations. This page is meant to be paired with our Renter Resources Email List that is sent out twice per month and spotlights the resources below, provides info on BCDC renter events, and anything else pertinent. You can subscribe via the link below!

Eviction Prevention - Brookline Community Development Corporation

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA Program)

The ERA application is currently closed (it will open upon availability of funds)

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First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Learning opportunities and downpayment / closing cost assistance

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Upcoming Tenant

The Roadmap Program
A Roadmap to Homeownership for
Subsidized Housing Tenants
May 9th, 16th, 23rd 6-8pm
More Info Here

BCDC Tenant Organizer Services

Bonnie Bastien is BCDC’s Tenant Organizer and a long term renter in Brookline. You can learn more about her here. She is available for questions around any of BCDC’s programs or the resources provided below. If you are a renter, you can also reach out with any issue you might be having with your landlord, issues with housing vouchers, assistance in applying for rental assistance, an eviction notice, and more (** we do not provide housing search assistance). Bonnie is available to assist groups of tenants interested in forming a tenant union and she organizes with tenants across Brookline to advocate for relevant public policy change and to build community in Brookline.

Contact Info

Office hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am - 5pm in our office at 210 Harvard St. Feel free to reach out to schedule a different time if these don’t work for you. Weekend hours may be possible.
Call or text: 617-942-0332

Additional Resources

Emergency Resources

Emergency Resources

  • Disability/Healthcare/Illness
  • Financial Assistance for Basic Needs
  • Utility Assistance
  • Unhoused and Under-housed Adults and Youth
  • Youth
  • Veterans and Their Families
  • Formerly Incarcerated People & Those with Incarcerated Loved Ones
Click Here for Resources ⇒
Tools, Guides, & Lists of Resources

Tools, Guides, & Lists of Resources

  • Housing Resources
  • Eviction Defense
  • Legal Assistance Resources
  • Tenants Rights Information
  • Tenant Organizing Information
  • Financial Education/Debt Counseling Resources
  • Resources for Formerly Incarcerated People

Coming soon.

First-Time Homebuyer Resources

First-Time Homebuyer Resources

  • First-Time Homebuyer Classes
  • Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs
  • Down Payment and CLosing Cost Assistance Programs
  • Homebuyer Resources for Veterans
  • Finding Affordable Homes for Sale
Click Here for First-Time Homebuyer Resources ⇒

NOTE: This list is in-process and not complete. We are continuously compiling this info. If you know of an organization or resource that is missing or if something listed below is outdated, let us know by emailing

Brookline Town Government & Public Policy Info

Coming Soon!