City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino made an appearance in Chinatown on April 23 at the Metropolitan Community Room, on Oak Street, to kick-start the Office of New Bostonians’ new “You Have Rights” education campaign, aimed at providing information to residents about their rights to decent housing and reporting substandard conditions.
“Tenants have powerful rights and they deserve a safe place to live without being subject to unlawful evictions or any violations of their rights,” Mayor Menino said. “I want people to know that there are resources available to help them. If you’re a resident of Boston and you have a housing issue or a housing question, call my 24-Hour Hotline [617-635-4500].”
Over 70 local community organizations, including the Asian American Civic Association, and city departments are participating in the campaign including the Boston Tenants Coalition who specializes in defending and expanding the rights of tenants.