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Homeless Shelters and Supportive Housing

Boston, MA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.


Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Boston, MA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


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Boston Housing Authority Boston
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 988-4000
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence Shelter
Boston, MA 02112
(617) 338-2350
Domestic Violence Shelter for asians.
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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Boston
Boston, MA 02111

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Boston Rescue Mission Boston
Boston, MA 02112
(617)338-9000
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Rosie's Place Boston
Boston, MA 02118
(617)442-9322
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Homestart Boston
Boston, MA 02111

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Crittenton Womens Union Boston
Boston, MA 02108
(617)259-2900
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Saint Francis House Boston
Boston, MA 02116

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Traveler's Aid Family Services Boston
Boston, MA 02111

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Pine Street Inn Boston
Boston, MA 02118

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Interseminarian-project Place Boston
Boston, MA 02118

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Lawyers Clearinghouse On Affordable Housing And Homelessness Boston
Boston, MA 02108
(617)723-0885
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Pine Street Inn Housing Boston
Boston, MA 02118
(617)521-7629
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Women's Institute For Housing And Economic Development Boston
Boston, MA 02108

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Inc Boston
Boston, MA 02111
(617)859-0400
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Greater Boston Hotels And Local Union 26 Housing Assistance Plan Boston
Boston, MA 02116

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Women's Institute For Housing And Economic Development, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA 02108

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Massachusetts Legal Assistance Boston
Boston, MA 02110
(617)3678544
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Fair Housing Center Of Greater Boston, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA 02111

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Citizens Housing And Planning Association Inc Boston
Boston, MA 02108
(617)742-0820
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation Boston
Boston, MA 02108
(617)727-5944
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Aids Housing Corporation Boston
Boston, MA 02116
617-927-0088
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Lawyers Clearinghouse On Affordable Housing And Homelessness Inc Boston
Boston, MA 02108
(617)723-0885
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Pine Street Inn Housing, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA 02118
(617)521-7629
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA 02111

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Action For Boston Community Development, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA 02111
617-348-6334
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Citizens' Housing And Planning Association, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA
617-742-0820
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc. Boston
Boston, MA
617-425-6761
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Money Management International Boston Boston
Boston, MA
866-232-9080
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Nid-hca Phipps Boston
Boston, MA 02126
617-296-3693
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Sancta Maria House
Boston, MA 02118
617-423-4366
Emergency Shelter For Women
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Boston Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter
Boston, MA 02111
617-338-9000
Homeless Shelter, Food Pantry
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Boston Rescue Mission - Residential Recovery Program
Boston, MA 02111
617-338-9000

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St. Francis House - Daytime Shelter
Boston, MA 02116
617-542-4211

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Casa Myrna Vazquez - Emergency Shelter Program (for Women And Children)
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-0100

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Casa Myrna Vasquez - Transitional Living Program Tlp (for Women And Children)
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-0100

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Casa Myrna Vasquez - Adolescent Transitional Living Program Atlp (for Young Women And Children)
Boston, MA 02118
617-521-0100

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New England Shelter For Homeless Veterans - Cot Squad (for Veterans)
Boston, MA 02108
617-371-1800

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New England Shelter For Homeless Veterans - Transitional Housing (for Veterans)
Boston, MA 02108
617-371-1800

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New England Shelter For Homeless Veterans - Single Room Occupancy Units (for Veterans)
Boston, MA 02108
617-371-1800

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Pine Street Inn - Permanent Housing Programs
Boston, MA 02118
617-892-9100

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Pine Street Inn - Emergency Shelter
Boston, MA 02118
617-892-9100

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Rosie's Place - Overnight Shelter (for Women)
Boston, MA 02118
617-442-9322

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Rosie's Place - Permanent Housing (for Women)
Boston, MA 02118
617-442-9322

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Women's Lunch Place (for Women And Children)
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-1722

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Ywca Boston - Berkeley Residence
Boston, MA 02116
617-375-2524

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Ywca Boston - Transitional Housing
Boston, MA 02116
617-585-5600

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Victory Programs - The Living And Recovering Community Larc
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - New Victories (for Men)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Shepherd House (for Women)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Victory House (for Men)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Women's Hope (for Women)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - The Bobbie White House
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Cedar House
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Joelyn's Family Home (for Women And Children)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222
homeless women treatment home.
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Victory Programs - Portis Family House
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Victory Transitional House (for Men)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Women's Hope Transitional Home (for Women)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Victory Programs - Yetman House (for Women)
Boston, MA 02118
617-541-0222

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.