Housing Clinic: History

The Housing Clinic is a unique collaboration between WATCH and Brandeis University, and works closely with the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau. The clinic was established at WATCH in 2007 by Brandeis Professor Laura Goldin through her community engaged learning classes. It is currently staffed by trained students who are supervised by Professor Goldin and WATCH’s Housing Clinic Coordinator.

Although it is designed primarily to assist with fair and safe housing issues, the clinic is often the first point of contact WATCH has with community members who may benefit from other services and resources. Via the Housing Clinic, WATCH is able to further connect clients to external resources such as food stamps (SNAP), as well as internal programming such as language classes.

You can read even more about the clinic in this article from the Waltham News-Tribune.