For help stopping evictions or other housing issues, contact the Free Legal Help Clinic. Through the legal clinic, residents experiencing evictions, disputes, and code issues can seek assistance from Housing Families’ attorneys and housing specialists. Chelsea residents can receive assistance regardless of immigration status, income, or background.

Staff are multilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Haitian Creole.

  • (781) 322-9119 x146
  • probonolegalteam@housingfamilies.org
  • In-person Hours (No appointment is necessary) 
    • Mondays
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Chelsea City Hall (500 Broadway, Room 101)
    • Tuesdays
      1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      The Neighborhood Developers (4 Gerrish Ave.)
    • Thursdays
      10:00 am 1:00 pm
      La Colaborativa (318 Broadway)
Apply for money to cover housing costs today!

FOR RENTERS:  Get rent relief and utility assistance by contacting one of the following organizations in Chelsea:

FOR HOMEOWNERS: You can recuperate unpaid rent and receive assistance towards your mortgage, utilities, insurance expenses, and real estate taxes by applying to:

Chelsea Homeowner Stabilization

Mass Homeowners Assistance Fund

You’re Experiencing Homelessness

If you are already experiencing homelessness please contact the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) at 877-382-2363 or the Massachusetts Information and Referral Hotline at 211. It’s best to call before 5:00 P.M. Calls placed after 5:00 P.M. may have a delayed response.