Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Inc Worcester
6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Class of Housing/Services: Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
CMHA's Housing Assistance Program (HAP) provides homelessness prevention, housing stabilization services, and housing search assistance to low-income families.
The HAP program is a regional program servicing Central Massachusetts and is funded through a grant from the Department of Transitional Assistance. There are HAP offices in Fitchburg, Southbridge and Worcester. As all referrals to the HAP program must go through the local Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) office, there are Case Managers working out of each of these three DTA offices. Case Managers at these locations complete an assessment on each family referred and develop a plan with the family for how they will either be able to stabilize in their housing or find alternative housing. All families referred to HAP must be low income and must be eligible for Emergency Assistance through the local DTA office. The local offices determine if a family is income eligible for HAP services and will then make the referral directly to the program. The HAP program is also responsible for providing housing search services to the DTA funded family emergency shelters (Youville House, Shepherd's Place, Friendly House).
CMHA operates an array of programs ranging from homelessness prevention to affordable homeownership and services for elder homeowners. CMHA plays a pivotal role in providing leadership and serving as the primary convener in efforts to strengthen our community's homeless service delivery system and to increase and preserve the supply of affordable housing. CMHA's advocacy promotes planning and partnerships between service providers and communities in developing strategies and long-term solutions that promote systemic changes to combat homelessness and increase access to affordable housing. The cornerstone of CMHA's mission is to not exist simply to continue to provide more services, but to get to the root causes and reduce the need for our services in the long run. Each of our direct service programs inform our advocacy efforts and keep us grounded in the realities that our clients face on a daily basis. In turn, our advocacy efforts have helped to mobilize a unified community response to the broader issues facing low and moderate- income households in Worcester County.
How To Volunteer at Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Inc Worcester:
Be a volunteer. Call Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Inc Worcester at (508) 752-5519 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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