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5 Jun

We Stand Together

As communities are coming together, uprising to protest the death of yet another Black life at the hands of the police, at Housing Families we have been reflecting on our role in dismantling the racism plaguing our country.  We see the harmful consequences of systemic racism play out daily in the lives of many of […]

16 Mar

Housing Families COVID-19 Policy

Housing Families COVID-19 Policy

14 Aug

Lexington teen hikes Appalachian Trail for HFI

Alex Wu, 16, of Lexington, raised more than $8,000 for the Malden-based organization Housing Families and its GREAT Youth Families Program

8 Aug

Rep. Barber and colleagues pass funding for Housing Families in MA state budget

Representative Christine P. Barber of Somerville and Medford, along with her colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature, passed the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget. The budget includes investments in education, housing, transportation, health care, and other programs throughout the Commonwealth, at a total funding level of $43.1 billion. Read more here.

30 Apr

HFI news written by a kid

One of the kids in our after-school program started a newsletter about Housing Families, and it was so good we wanted to share it! Check out the latest from HFI kid, Tabitha. Tabitha didn’t provide us with the answers to the riddles, though. If you have some answers, we’d love to hear them!

9 Apr

Leading Edge Real Estate teams with Housing Families, Inc.

Leading Edge Real Estate, with nine offices throughout Greater Boston, including in Melrose, has partnered with Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that strives to end family homelessness in Massachusetts. Leading Edge Real Estate agents will donate a portion of their commission with every closed transaction to support Housing Families’ mission of ending family homelessness. Read […]

5 Mar

Your support helped Shayna* start a new beginning

It’s that time of year, when high school seniors are anxiously awaiting college acceptance letters in the mail. Whether a teen is housed or experiencing homelessness, so much is up in the air. Shayna*, whose family has been in HFI’s shelter and now lives in permanent housing, shared with us the essay she wrote for […]

6 Dec

One family’s favorite meal came during a rough time

Do you have a favorite family recipe? One that brings back memories of home? Maybe you were one of those kids who, on cold and blustery winter days, after walking home from school, opened the door and the smell of banana bread would be wafting through the house. You felt very loved in that moment.  […]

1 Nov

Housing Families Breaking Barriers breakfast highlights community’s role in ending homelessness

A crowd of friends, concerned citizens, advocates and supporters gathered at the Irish American Club this week for Housing Families’ Breaking Barriers Breakfast. The breakfast, which featured a panel discussion on the impact of homelessness and housing insecurity on children’s health, is part of a new series of events developed to increase awareness about family […]

31 Aug

Housing Families receives funding from TD Bank

Funding from TD Bank will help provide case management and pro-bono legal services so that homeless, formerly homeless, and housing insecure children and families can remain housed and avoid the trauma caused by homelessness. Read more here.