| Hundreds of Boston tenants living in foreclosed properties were told this year by lending institutions that they must leave their homes, joining the ranks of people wounded by the country's growing housing crisis.
Most do as they are told, pack their belongings, and leave, housing advocates say.
Today, 106 Boston law and college students plan to join community activists to walk the streets of Dorchester, Hyde Park, and South Boston, to advise tenants to stand their ground and stay in their homes. Calling it the "No one leaves campaign," students aim to advise tenants of their legal rights to stay in their homes, even after foreclosure. That will help slow abandonment and blight in vulnerable neighborhoods. They are focusing on the 28 zones in Boston and Chelsea with the most foreclosures.