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Bring backpack supplies to Malden City Hall to benefit Housing Families

Posted June 26, 2013
MALDEN – From now until August 9th, Malden City Hall will have a collection box at the entryway information booth to help Housing Families Inc. (HFI) collect new school supplies and backpacks to give to each child in its after school program. The donated items will send students back to school in the fall prepared for a successful school year.

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Melrose GOP to host fundraiser at Absolutely Fabulous

Posted June 11, 2013
Melrose Mass. – The Melrose Republican City Committee will host the next charity, “guest bartender” event from 7:30-10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Absolutely Fabulous. Proceeds raised will be donated to Housing Families Inc. in honor of their late chairman and form Melrose Alderman, Edward “Ted” Cinella.

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Housing Families Inc. seeking donations for annual toy drive

Posted November 29, 2012
Medford – Housing Families Inc. (HFI) is hosting its annual holiday gift drive to benefit homeless and at-risk children experiencing the strain of extreme financial difficulties.

 

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Bill Brett’s Boston party pictures – Housing Families, Inc. A Family Affair 25th Anniversary Gala

Posted November 15, 2012, 2012
More than 600 guests attended Housing Families Inc. 25th Anniversary Gala held at the Seaport Hotel.

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Housing Families, Inc. celebrates with A Family Affair 25th Anniversary Gala

Posted November 15, 2012, 2012
Nonprofit organization Housing Families Inc. (HFI) celebrated with “A Family Affair 25th Anniversary Gala” at Boston’s Seaport Hotel on Saturday, November 10. The event featured food prepared by celebrity chefs Tiffani Faison, Andy Husbands, Marc Orfaly, Jason Santos, Michael Schlow, and Jeremy Sewall. American Idol finalist Siobhan Magus performed at the gala.

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Housing Families ‘A Family Affair’ 25th Anniversary Gala

Posted November 14, 2012, 2012
Homeless children are sick four times more than other children, go without meals twice as much, have high obesity rates because of poor nutrition, and are two times more likely to have learning disabilities. By 12-year-old, 83% of children without homes witness a severe, violent act; over 92% of homeless mothers experience serious physical and/or sexual abuse; 63% of that abuse is by someone they know intimately.

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Housing Families, Inc. helps raise money through Family Affair Gala

Posted October 26, 2012, 2012
Medford — Housing Families Inc. will be celebrating 25 years of providing safe temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to very low income Greater Boston families with A Family Affair Gala at Seaport Boston Hotel on Nov. 10.

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‘A brighter future’ for homeless kids

posted September 18, 2012
By Erica Moura
As kids across the Bay State settle into school, there’s an alarming rise in the number of homeless students, who educators fear will stress over their next meal or the next bed they’ll sleep in instead of their studies.

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Housing Families, Inc. provides a safe haven for Revere’s homeless

Posted August 30, 2012
By Aaron Keebaugh
As homelessness continues on an upward trend due to home foreclosures and the sluggish economy, one local organization is doing all it can to aid those in need.

For 25 years, Housing Families Inc., a Malden-based nonprofit company, has provided emergency housing and eviction prevention services for 105 families spread throughout Everett, Malden, Medford, and Revere. And of those families, 34 are in Revere. Indeed, Housing Families Inc. has been part of the Revere community fabric for over a decade, operating a shelter at Walnut Place.

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Caring for the most vulnerable: Housing Families helps the homeless with their struggle

Posted February 17, 2012
By Keith Spencer
Since the start of the “great recession”, households in the lower 30% of income distribution have been affected the greatest by job loss.

With an average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Boston hovering over $2,000 per month, it’s easy to see why so many families are now homeless.

“We’re focused on improving the lives of these families whose security and stability and safety net have been ripped out from underneath them,” said Patty Kelly, Outreach Coordinator for Housing Families of Malden, a nonprofit organization working to end family homelessness.

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Report says financial gulf is widening – Social inequities, housing needs cited

Posted December 18, 2011
By Brenda J. Buote
A new study has found that the disparity between the haves and have-nots is mounting in Boston’s northern suburbs as a growing number of local families struggle to overcome economic and social inequities.

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