Finding rental housing is a big task. This guide was created to help you through your housing search, and as you find your new home! While it doesn’t cover everything related to housing, it does give you the information you need to get you started with your search, and helps you keep track of where you’re looking and what you’re looking for.
This guide was written by the team at the Compass Helpline, with information and insight from user-experts – people who’ve looked for housing themselves or have supported someone else during their housing search. We thank the members of our community who shared their wisdom with us, so that we could share it with you!
Updated October 2021. Please note that the information in this guide reflects practices in Massachusetts only, at the time it was published.