HOUSING SERVICES & ASSISTANCE FOR THE HOMELESS

housing

Volunteers and staff members with the ABCD Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center Mobile Food Pantry carry donated food into local motels housing more than 150 homeless families.


ABCD is committed to assisting homeless households and those at-risk of homelessness within the Boston, Malden, Everett and Chelsea areas in maintaining and obtaining safe and affordable housing or shelter. ABCD housing programs provide comprehensive services with dignity and respect for those we serve.

Prevention programs

Skilled housing court advocates prevent evictions for more than 200 families each year by providing help in Boston Housing Court. In 2015, the ABCD Housing Counselor worked with 150 households providing assistance that ranged from eviction prevention to housing search services.

Emergency Housing

ABCD Scattered Site Shelter
The “scattered site” is a safe, supportive residence where 35 homeless families can each live in their own apartment and work toward a secure future. ABCD counselors help families locate affordable housing, overcome barriers they may face in the application process and access needed resources as they rebuild their lives.

Allston-Brighton
This program provides supportive services and case management to 150 families and over 300 children living in hotels in the Allston-Brighton Area.

Diversion

ABCD Housing Department, in an effort to reduce the number of families living in hotels and shelters across the state, successfully diverted 27 families to housing out of the 1,388 families approved for shelter.

ABCD Scattered Site Shelter

The “scattered site” is a safe, supportive residence where 35 homeless families can each live in their own apartment and work toward a secure future. ABCD counselors help families locate affordable housing, overcome barriers they may face in the application process and access needed resources as they rebuild their lives.

Stabilization

These critical services ensure that once families are placed in their own homes, they remain secure. ABCD offers specialized stabilization services for chronically homeless and disabled individuals.

Elder Affordable Housing

Over the past several years, with a total of $28.2 million in HUD 202 funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, ABCD has developed four elder housing complexes in low-income Boston neighborhoods. The four complexes provide a total of 206 units of elder affordable housing: 45 units in Mattapan, 71 units in the North End, 45 units in Dorchester and 40 units in Roxbury. Several of the units are dedicated to homeless seniors.

The ABCD Housing Services investment this year was $1,541,854. Those dollars provided leases and operating expenses for 35 units of scattered site housing and services that helped more than 950 families find housing through housing search and eviction prevention.