Emergency Shelter

Emergency ShelterHousing Families takes pride in ensuring a dignified experience for families in our Emergency Shelter. Many families enter the shelter from extremely stressful and uncomfortable conditions–living doubled-up in overcrowded apartments, confined to motel rooms, or sleeping in cars.

The Emergency Shelter consists of 100 apartments for homeless families throughout Greater Boston. Unique to Housing Families, each apartment is designated to one family at a time and includes a private bath and kitchen. Once in HFI’s Emergency Shelter, families receive intensive case management, comprehensive housing search assistance, life skills instruction, mental health counseling services, and other assistance in overcoming barriers to securing permanent housing.

In addition to these 100 emergency shelter apartments, HFI also manages 70 permanent subsidized apartments for extremely low-income families. Residents are supported by ongoing case management services.  Of these 170 apartments, nearly 25% are owned by Housing Families.

Immediate Help

If you are in danger of homelessness, view Need Shelter.

If you are worried about losing your housing, view Eviction Prevention.