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Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

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The Housing Court Department handles all matters involving residential housing such as eviction cases, small claims cases, and civil actions involving personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, discrimination, as well as code enforcement actions and appeals of local zoning board decisions that affect residential housing. The Housing Court’s mission is to adjudicate all matters presented by litigants within its jurisdiction regarding housing in a fair, efficient and timely manner according to the rule of law and the facts presented. Led by Chief Justice Diana H. Horan, the Housing Court currently has 15 judges and they sit in 6 divisions Central, Eastern, Metro South, Northeast, Southeast, and Western.

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