Mission: to End Family Homelessness

We provide safe, temporary shelter and quality affordable housing. When we can, we prevent homelessness in the first place. We offer individualized supportive services to enrich children’s lives, nurture the potential of each family member, and help families maintain permanent housing

Housing Families can help!

We can help with rental assistance & tenant/landlord issues. Please send applications to probonolegalteam@housingfamilies.org.

If you have any questions please contact our Homelessness Prevention Team at

781-322-9119 ext. 146.

Please note that priority will be given to landlords who agree to pledge to not begin eviction actions through April 1, 2021.


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Our Services

We offer 100 shelter units for homeless families throughout Greater Boston.

Emergency Shelter

Our permanent housing is for extremely low-income families. Most pay 30% of their income for rent.

Affordable Housing

We help formerly homeless families to successfully retain long-term, affordable housing.


Our legal team provides advice, referrals, and representation to low-income residents in need.

Pro Bono Legal Services

We empower families to impact policies that regularly affect their lives.


Our staff provide tutoring and counseling for kids, and therapy and groups for parents.

GREAT Youth & Families Program