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Boston Housing Trust Fund

In 2004, the City of Boston and SEIU Local 888 worked together to create the City of Boston-SEIU Local 888 Affordable Housing Trust Fund to help reduce the financial burden of maintaining residency within the City of Boston. The Housing Trust is operated as a collaborative effort between the City and Local 888. Eight trustees (four management and four union) are entrusted with oversight of the Trust.

Member must be part of one of the following departments:

The Housing Trust provides eligible members with grants and loans to make housing more affordable for city employees. The program provides the following benefits:

Good News! City of Boston-SEIU 888 Housing Trust Fund is offering fuel assistance to qualified members with a yearly income of less than or equal to $62,350.00 for the 2023-2024 winter season beginning October 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024.  This program is available to the first 100 completed applications and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Save time and money with the Member PortalLocal 888 has developed a secure online “Member Portal” that allows members to access their union contract, membership card, and get chapter updates and newsletters. Using the portal saves you time and increases Local 888’s administrative efficiency. Members also gain access to members-only benefits such as SEIU Member Benefits, the union’s Housing Trust, scholarship program, our supplemental Dental & Vision plans and other benefits.

What’s the Member Portal?
A web-based membership database where you can securely:

Membership Card

Request Access to the Member Portal: Request your username and password at

Access Local 888 Member Portal: Access your new Member Portal at

Member Portal