Residents & Landlords
Brookline Rabies and Microchip Clinic for Pets
Rabies Vaccine $15. Microchip $15.
Rabies clinics are held in the spring at Brookline Town Hall Lobby, 333 Washington Street between 9:00am-12:00 Noon. Pets must be with person 14+ years. On leash or in carrier. Download this event's flyer here.
Housing Code Standards & Information
Regulations Governing Housing
- Regulations Governing Housing, Chapter II
- Tenants' Right Sheet
- Landlord/Tenant Information: Summary of Occupant Responsibilities
Housing Fact Sheets
- Fact Sheet #1: Access
- Fact Sheet #2: Asbestos
- Fact Sheet #3: Asbestos Removal
- Fact Sheet #4: Curtailment of Service
- Fact Sheet #5: Extermination
- Fact Sheet #6: Storage of Rubbish and Garbage
- Fact Sheet #7: Heat
- Fact Sheet #8: Hot Water
- Fact Sheet #9: Lighting & Electrical Facilities
- Fact Sheet #10: Security
- Safe Housing Fact Sheet
Hoarding Task Force
The Brookline Hoarding Task Force defines hoarding as the collection of materials to the point where an individual’s quality of life and the functions of one’s living space is diminished. Detectable signs of hoarding include blocked egresses, non-functioning toilets, and fire hazards due to an abundance of material. Other signs include infestations, collected spoiled food, and squalor.
Hoarding conditions may present a nuisance or safety hazard to the surrounding community due to potential fire hazards, odor, or pest issues. Some individuals present extreme cleanliness and organization in addition to their hoarding behavior. Hoarding is not exclusive to the elderly population; it is observed in a full range of age groups, education levels, and mental health states.
Hoarding Task Force
The Hoarding Task Force is a collaboration between the the Brookline Health Department, the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, and the Brookline Council on Aging. The goal of the Hoarding Task Force is to develop and implement best practices for assisting Brookline residents who struggle with compulsive hoarding.
Task Force Materials
Below you can find materials developed by the Hoarding Task Force:
- Cleaning, Storage, and Organizing Services Listing
- Compulsive Hoarding Toolbox
- Hoarding Resources List
For more information on compulsive hoarding, please view the following links:
- Boston University School of Social Work - Hoarding Research Project
- Children of Hoarders Massachusetts
- Elder Services of Merrimack Valley Hoarding Services
- Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium
- Mass Housing - Hoarding Resources
- Newton Massachusetts Hoarding Task Force
- When Clutter Turns To Crisis Globe Article