ABCD’s Housing and Homelessness Prevention Department works with clients to give them the assistance and skills they need to maintain their households or find new housing that is safe and affordable. The department provides prevention, stabilization, and case management services to ensure that housing is sustained and families can work towards other family career and educational goals.
Contact: (p) 617-348-6449, 105 Chauncy Street 2nd Floor, Boston MA 02111, http://bostonabcd.org/1neighborhood-based-housing-services.aspx
Betty’s Place- Boston YWCA
Living here eases the difficult transition for women leaving shelters. Located in the former YWCA, the rooms provide a safe environment for ten women at a time, as well as daily meals. During a stay of up to six months, the women attend classes or may work in an enterprise program, all the time supported by individually designed wraparound services.
Contact: (p) 617-482-1126, 40 Berkley Street, Boston MA 02116
Boston Housing Authority
Boston Housing Authority (BHA) provides affordable housing to more than 58,000 residents in and around the City of Boston. Residents are assisted through a combination of public housing and federal and state voucher subsidy programs that provide a wide variety of housing opportunities. As the largest public housing authority in New England, the BHA houses close to 9 percent of the city’s residents. Qualifications determined through website.
Contact: (p) 617-988-4000, 52 Chauncy Street, Boston MA 02111, https://www.bostonhousing.org/en/Home.aspx
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless and high-risk youth through safe, supportive and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative services that guide them toward self- sufficiency. Offers the following services: Street Outreach and Mobile Medical Van, Runaway Program, Counseling and Support Services, Transitional Day Program, In-House Medical and Dental Clinics, Education and Career Development Program, Emergency Residence, Transitional Living Program, Single Parent House.
Contact: (p) 617-423-9575, 47 West St, Boston MA 02111, http://www.bridgeotw.org/
The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health
By meeting the social service needs of our community, we help improve mental health and wellbeing for hundreds of individuals and families each year while building a healthier community for all. Our integrated and comprehensive programs–including The Brookline Safety Net, a program of the Brookline Community Foundation managed by The Brookline Center—offer immediate assistance around housing, food, and other basic needs, while addressing the underlying issues that may contribute to a family’s instability.
Contact: (p) 617-277-8107, 41 Garrison Road, Brookline MA 02445, https://www.brooklinecenter.org/services/housing-basic-needs/
Brookline Housing Authority
The Brookline Housing Authority provides low-income families, seniors, and people of all abilities with safe, decent, accessible, and affordable places to live in a community rich with opportunities. The BHA works in collaboration with government and civic organizations to support and encourage the well-being and economic self-sufficiency of BHA residents; to sustain a diverse population in Brookline; and to maintain attractive residential neighborhoods.
Contact: (p) 617-277-2022, 90 Longwood Avenue, Brookline MA 02446, https://www.brooklinehousing.org
We offer a variety of temporary shelters as well as permanent supportive residences until that day comes. All of our shelters are staffed by trained men and women who help guide each resident through their path to self- sufficiency and independent living. Most residents are referred through the DHCD Emergency Shelter program.
Contact: South Boston (p) 617-464-8500, 275 West Broadway, South Boston MA 02127 Dorchester (p) 617-506-6600, 185 Columbia Road, Dorchester MA 02121
Somerville (p) 617-625-1920, 270 Washington Street, Somerville MA 02143 Jamaica Plain (p) 617-522-4040, 19 St. Joseph St., Jamaica Plain MA 02130 https://www.ccab.org
Central MA Housing Alliance
Provides donated furniture and household items to families and individuals moving out of shelter to permanent housing. Also serves victims of fire/flood, individuals fleeing domestic violence, DCF reunification or elders at risk. Items are distributed free of charge. Referral needed.
Contact: (p) 508-752-5519, 6 Institute Road, Worcester MA 01690, www.cmhaonline.org
Chelsea Housing Authority
We are committed to providing a full range of safe, secure, suitable and affordable housing opportunities to low income family, elderly and disabled households in a fair manner. We are committed to fair and non- discriminatory practices throughout all of our programs and activities.
Contact: (p) 617.884.5617, 54 Locke Street, Chelsea MA 02150, https://www.chelseaha.com
Division Of Housing Stabilization, HomeBASE
HomeBASE is the Commonwealth’s re-housing benefit created to provide families who are in the emergency shelter assistance system an opportunity to overcome some of the financial barriers to ending their homelessness. Families must be deemed eligible by DHS and currently in Emergency Shelter Assistance.
Contact: (p) 617-573-1100, 100 Cambridge St Suite 300, Boston MA 02114, https://www.mass.gov/service-details/homebase
Dorchester Phoenix Families
Phoenix Families provides vulnerable women and their children with a warm and welcoming haven as they transition to safe, sustainable housing and achieve economic independence. Phoenix Families’ caring staff is committed to helping mothers build the life skills and support networks necessary to create a better future for themselves and their children. The program offers a positive living environment, a culture that encourages self-improvement and mutual self-help, and an expectation of achieving productive, independent lives.
Contact: (p) 888-671-9392, 46 Jones Avenue, Dorchester MA 02124, https://www.phoenixhouse.org/locations/massachusetts/phoenix-families/
Everett Housing Authority
Everett Housing Authority has been helping provide safe and affordable housing in the City of Everett Massachusetts since 1947. Both through Public Housing and the Section 8 Program, Everett Housing Authority’s goal is to promote self-sufficiency of all families and individuals and to ensure equal opportunity and affirmatively further fair housing.
Contact: (p) 617) 387-6389, 393 Ferry Street, Everett MA 02149, http://www.everetthousingauthority.org
Family Aid Boston
FamilyAid Boston’s Homelessness Prevention program helps families who are at risk of becoming homeless to remain in their homes. FamilyAid Boston also has two affordable housing programs.In order to receive homelessness prevention assistance, families must be current clients of FamilyAid Boston or a Family-to-Family Project partner agency.
Contact: (p) 617-542-7286, 727 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA 02111, http://www.familyaidboston.org/Home.aspx
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
The student staff and volunteer network comprised of students and community members work together to provide guests with shelter, food, security, and a supportive environment of mutual respect. In addition to providing these fundamental needs, we work individually with those who seek our assistance as they strive to attain their own goals and make the transition into independent living.
Contact: (p) 1-888-285-4038, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA 02138, https://hshshelter.org
Home Start Inc.
Home Start provides case management and support for families and individuals regarding homelessness preventing, affordable housing searches, housing stabilization and money management. Offers the following services: eviction prevention, housing search, and stabilization.
Contact: (p) 617- 542-0338, 105 Chauncy Street Suite 502, Boston MA 02111, https://homestart.org/
To promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all.
Contact: (p) 617-522-2424, 31 Germania Street, Boston MA 02130, https://jpndc.org
Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development (LHAND)
LHAND continues to be committed to enhancing the quality of our community and building stronger, healthier neighborhoods by providing a wide range of neighborhood services and funding a variety of grant and loan programs that address the needs of renters, owners, homebuyers, and nonprofit housing providers.
Contact: (p) 781) 581-8600 , 10 Church Street, Lynn MA 01902, http://www.lhand.org
Lynn Shelter Association
We work alongside individuals and families to create a supportive environment- by listening and building relationships- empowering them to define and pursue their goals. We provide shelter, supportive services, housing solutions and access to a continuum of community supports to more than 1,000 individuals and families at risk for and experiencing homelessness each year.
Contact: (p) 781-581-0739, 91 Liberty Street, Lynn MA 01901, http://www.lsahome.org
MA Coalition for the Homeless
Provides resources for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to prevent homelessness. Resources provided include furniture and clothing banks. Offers the following programs: HomeLink, A Bed for Every Child Initiative, Room to Breathe, Under One Roof, Housing 101 Trainings, Teen Closet, and Holiday Initiatives.
Contact: (p) 781-595-7574, 73 Buffum Street, Lynn MA 01902, http://mahomeless.org/
Malden Housing Authority
The Mission of the Malden Housing Authority (“MHA”) is to preserve, extend, protect, create and expand public and affordable housing opportunities locally while also maintaining and sustaining the affordability and improving the quality and condition of existing developments and units; to encourage homeownership, support community development, and increase the number and quality of accessible affordable units, free from discrimination.
Contact: (p) 781-322-9460, 630 Salem Street, Malden MA 02148, http://www.maldenhousing.org
MassHousing provides the guidance, resources and affordable lending options you need to navigate the homebuying process. Provides services such as affordable interest rates, down payment assistance and low down payment options, mortgage payment protection coverage in case of job loss, flexible eligibility criteria and income limits, and local loan servicing by MassHousing.
Contact: (p) 617-854-1000, 1 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108, https://www.masshousing.com/portal/server.pt/community/home/217
Medford Housing Authority
The Mission of the Medford Housing Authority is to develop and manage safe, good quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in a manner that promotes citizenship, community and self- reliance.
Contact: (p) 781-396-7200, 121 Riverside Avenue, Medford MA 02155, http://www.medfordhousing.org
Metro Housing Boston
Metro Housing|Boston alleviates and prevents homelessness in Greater Boston. We mobilize wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security, and an improved quality of life.
Contact: (p) 617-859-0400, 1411 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02120, https://www.metrohousingboston.org
Neighborhood Of Affordable Housing, Inc.
Community development corporation structured to collaborate with and support residents and communities in their pursuit of affordable housing strategies, environmental justice, community planning, leadership development, and economic development opportunities. NOAH eagerly partners with those residents, neighborhood entities, municipalities or groups that share similar values and goals in order to improve standards of living, build community, and create social/economic opportunities, especially for low- and moderate-income persons, families and disadvantaged groups or areas.
Contact: (p) 617-567-5882, 143 Border Street, East Boston MA 02128, http://noahcdc.org
Pine Street Inn
Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to nearly 2,000 homeless men and women each day. Founded in 1969, Pine Street is the largest resource for homeless men and women in New England.
Contact: (p) 617-892-9100, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118, http://pinestreetinn.org
Project Hope Boston
The original mission of Project Hope’s Housing Services was to find affordable housing for families living in the Shelter. While continuing that service today, we also focus on helping Dorchester and Roxbury families find and keep affordable housing. A team of staff provides housing counseling, eviction prevention, landlord negotiation, housing search assistance, budgeting advice and emergency rental funds.
Contact: (p) 617-442-1880, 550 Dudley Street, Roxbury MA 02119, http://www.prohope.org
Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP)
As the most comprehensive housing program in the Greater Quincy area, QCAP offers a variety of assistance and services to the community. Services for securing and stabilizing housing are available to first time homebuyers, homeless families and individuals, tenants and those families and individuals at-risk of homelessness. QCAP also offers services to existing homeowners and property owners.
Contact: (p) 617-479-8181, 1509 Hancock Street 3rd Floor, Quincy MA 02169, https://www.qcap.org/our- programs/housing-programs/
Quincy Housing Authority
It is the mission of the Quincy Housing Authority to enhance the City of Quincy community by creating and sustaining safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing environments for people of low income.
Contact: (p) (617) 847-4350, 80 Clay Street, Quincy MA 02170, http://quincyha.phanetwork.com/Home.aspx
Shattuck Shelter at Shattuck Hospital
Pine Street Inn operates the Shattuck Shelter, previously run by hopeFound, in partnership with Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Opened in 1983 by Governor Michael Dukakis, the Shattuck Shelter offers year-round overnight emergency shelter to 120 homeless men and women each night. Guests receive food and shelter, as well as support from counselors and nursing staff. The shelter also provides assistance for guests who are struggling with addiction, legal, financial, mental and physical health issues.
Contact: (p) 617-983-7197, 170 Morton Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Somerville Homeless Coalition
The mission of the Somerville Homeless Coalition is to provide homeless and near homeless individuals and families with individualized supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing.
Contact: (p) 617-623-6111, 1 Davis Square, Somerville MA 02144, https://www.somervillehomelesscoalition.org
Somerville Housing Authority
We provide access to subsidized housing for eligible low and moderate-income families and elderly and are proud of the quality of our residential communities and surrounding services. Overseeing more than 1400 units of affordable in Somerville Massachusetts the employees of the Somerville Housing Authority have built a reputation for providing all SHA residents with the highest standards of decent, safe and sanitary housing.
Contact: (p) 617) 625-1152, 30 Memorial Road, Somerville MA 02145, http://sha-web.org
Somerville Inclusionary Housing Program
The Somerville Affordable Housing Trust Fund helps preserve and create affordable rentals and homes in Somerville. All projects and programs benefit low to moderate income families that are at or below 110% of the area median income.
Contact: (p) 617-625-6600 ext 2586, https://www.somervillema.gov/inclusionaryhousing
Woods Mullen Shelter- Boston Public Health Commission
The shelter serves female adults ages 18 years or older. The shelter has 200 beds and is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Beds are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. In the winter months, additional overflow beds are available. Contact: (p) 617-534-2526, 784 Rear Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.