Homelessness Prevention Program

Once families are safely housed, they can concentrate on becoming more self-sufficient by addressing the barriers that led them to become homeless or at risk of homelessness.


Case managers work with families to identify any resources, skills, or training that will help them gain the stability they need to avoid homelessness. The eviction prevention component, including Pro Bono Legal Services, also works with families to resolve disputes with landlords and help families avoid eviction.


The Homelessness Prevention Program includes three components: Stabilization, Pro Bono Legal Services, and Advocacy.


Have you been affected by COVID-19 pandemic? Do you need help with rent or need legal advice? Housing Families free tenant/landlord legal services, financial support for household resources & rental assistance to low- and moderate-income residents living in Malden, Medford, Revere, Everett, Chelsea, Wakefield and Melrose.

Please call our intake line at 781-322-9119 ext. 146 and leave a message. Our team will get back to you soon.


After assessing their needs and the challenges that led them to experience or be at-risk of homelessness, families work with our staff to regain stability by connecting to services and resources, developing professional and personal skills, and finding community support.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Our Pro Bono Legal Services team provides no-cost legal representation, advice, outreach, and referrals to low-income people who would otherwise struggle to gain access to legal services. The program focuses on issues regarding housing, eviction prevention, retaining subsidies, and other civil issues that can impact a person’s ability to remain in their homes.


HFI’s Family Advocacy Group gives families a platform to impact policies that regularly affect their lives. Activities include writing letters to their legislators, planning outreach projects, and sharing their stories at events. Through their efforts, members have helped increase subsidies raise awareness about homelessness.