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Homeless Shelter Listings and Supportive Housing

Massachusetts List of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.




Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. Choose the city in Massachusetts where you want to find shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, supportive housing, low cost housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, residential drug/alcohol, rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Choose your city in Massachusetts below:

Abington
Acton
Adams
Agawam
Allston
Amesbury
Amherst
Andover
Arlington
Ashland
Athol
Attleboro
Auburn
Bellingham.
Belmont
Beverly
Billerica
Blackstone
Boston
Braintree
Bridgewater
Brockton
Brookline
Burlington
Cambridge
Chelmsford
Chelsea
Chicopee
Clinton
Concord.
Danvers
Dartmouth
Dedham
Dorchester
Dracut
Duxbury
East Boston
Everett
Fall River
Falmouth
Fitchburg
Framingham
Gardner
Gloucester
Great Barrington
Greenfield
Groton
Groveland
Halifax
Hanson
Haverhill
Hingham
Holbrook
Holden
Holliston
Holyoke
Hudson
Hyannis
Ipswich
Jamaica Plain
Kingston
Lawrence
Lee
Leominster
Lexington
Lowell
Lynn
Maiden
Malden
Mansfield
Marlboro
Marlborough
Maynard
Medford
Medway
Merrimac
Methuen
Middleborough
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Millis
Milton
Natick
Needham
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Newburyport
Newton Highlands
Newtonville
North Adams
North Andover
North Attleboro
North Attleborough
North Easton
North Quincy
North Reading
Northampton
Northbridge
Norwood
Oxford
Peabody
Pembroke
Pittsfield
Plymouth
Pocasset
Quincy
Randolph
Reading
Revere
Rockland
Rockport
Roxbury
Salem
Salisbury
Sandwich
Saugus
Sharon
Shrewsbury
Somerville
South Dennis
South Yarmouth
Southbridge
Springfield
Stockbridge
Stoneham
Stoughton
Swansea
Taunton
Tewksbury
Turners Falls
Vineyard Haven
Wakefield
Walpole
Waltham
Ware
Warren
Watertown
Wayland
Webster
Wellesley Hills
West Springfield
Westfield
Weymouth
Williamstown
Wilmington
Winchendon
Winchester
Woburn
Worcester


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. 



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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 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 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.