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Housing

We help targeted groups of unhoused individuals find and maintain housing. Everyone is capable of and deserves housing.

Every year we prevent or end homelessness for more than 500 individuals. We help them find a safe place to call home and keep another 250 safely housed.

For more information, contact Homeless Services:

Housing Search Services

Our housing navigators help people:

  • apply for housing opportunities
  • view units
  • get necessary documents
  • seal records and help resolve legal issues
  • identify financial assistance
  • coordinate move-in logistics

Housing Services
Our housing stabilization team provides in-home case management. This helps individuals gain independent living skills. These services target individuals with long homeless stays or those with chronic homelessness.

Steps to find housing:
Former guests put together a guide in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

Community Houses

In partnership with Friends of Boston’s Homeless, we run three permanent supportive housing sites.

Valentine Street Housing Program 
Valentine Street Housing Program is a seven room, sober support housing program. It serves women in Boston. Funding comes from project-based Section 8 subsidies.

Valentine Street helps women move on from emergency shelters and transitional housing programs. Residents take part in substance abuse services, group counseling and weekly house meetings. They receive individual case management and counseling. They also get vocational support, healthcare referrals, employment help, housing search, and family reunification. The Boston Housing Authority fills Valentine Street vacancies.

Wise Street Men’s Recovery Home
Wise Street has eight single-room occupancy units. It has a shared kitchen and living room area. The house provides a supportive and substance-free community. Residents get individual case management and counseling. They receive help searching for housing, vocational support, health-care referrals, and employment help. Boston's Coordinated Entry System fills Wise Street's vacancies. 

Porter Street Apartments
The Porter Apartments provide permanent low-income one-bedroom apartments. They serve previously homeless individuals in recovery. Residents receive case management services, recovery support, and life skills development. The Boston Housing Authority fills Porter Street Vacancies.

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