About TAP

The Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) is a student practice organization that provides zealous advocacy for current and prospective public housing tenants and mobile 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 gentrification and displacement, especially those systemically marginalized on the basis of race, immigration status, language, disability, gender, sexuality, family status, criminal legal system involvement, religion, or age.

Intake Review Committee Meeting (Photo by Liz Gyori, J.D. ’19)

Participating in TAP is a great way to:

  • help those in need of legal services in the community;
  • develop your leadership skills in a student run organization; and
  • acquire lawyering skills.

New TAP members typically handle case assignments and office hours responsibilities only, but they are also invited to apply to the Intake Review Committee during their first or second semester in TAP.  Second and third year TAP members are encouraged, but not required, to participate on the student board.  Some students prefer to commit to case work only.  The student board positions for 2021-2022 are posted here.

Learn more about what TAP does and about advocate responsibilities:TAP-General-Information-and-Advocate-Responsibilities-6 (6)

See what present and past participants have to say about the Tenant Advocacy Project and read interviews with TAP members.  See Reflections.  


TAP students reviewing documents in case management system.