Housing and Shelters In Zip Code: 02138

We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in zip code 02138 and surrounding zip codes below.

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 , 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. 

Somerville Homeless Coalition - Adult Shelter

14 Chapel Street
Somerville, MA - 02144
617-623-2546
Adult Shelter

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Somerville Homeless Coalition - Family Shelter

59 Cross Street
Somerville, MA - 02145
617-776-6661
Shelter for families.

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Somerville Homeless Coalition - Case Management

1 Davis Square
Somerville, MA - 02144
(617) 623-6111
housing case management assistance.

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Medford Family Life Education Center

2 Central ave
Medford, MA - 02155
(781) 391-9116
Emergency Shelter, Support Services Housing

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St. Patrick's Shelter - Homeless Shelter for Women

270 Washington St.
Somerville, MA - 02143
(617) 628-3015
Homeless Shelter for women.

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Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

66 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA - 02138
617-547-2841
homeless shelter for men and women.

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Cambridge Shelter - Homeless Shelter for men and women

109 School St.
Cambridge, MA - 02139
617-547-1885
Emergency homeless shelter for men and women.

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First Church Shelter - Emergency Homeless Shelter

11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA - 02138
(617) 661-1873
Emergency Homeless Shelter

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Y2Y Harvard Square

1 Church Street (middle entrance)
Cambridge, MA - 02138
617-864-0795
Provides and emergency shelter for young adults.

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Salvation Army Cambridge Shelter For Men

402 Mass. Ave
Cambridge, MA - 02139
(617) 547-3400
Homeless shelter for men.

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CASPAR Men's Residence

16 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA - 02143
617.623.5277
sober living for men.

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Allston Brighton Community Development Corp. Allston

20 Linden Street, Suite 288
Allston, MA - 02134
617-787-3874
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Cascap Cambridge

678 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA - 02139

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Shelter Cambridge

Po Box 390516
Cambridge, MA - 02139

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Next Step Housing Corporation Cambridge

1035 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA - 02141
(617)494-0444
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Medford Housing Authority Medford

121 Riverside Avenue
Medford, MA - 02155
(781) 396-7200
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Somerville Housing Authority

30 Memorial Road
Somerville, MA - 02145
(617) 625-1152
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Arlington Housing Authority Arlington

4 Winslow Street
Arlington, MA - 02474
(781) 646-3400
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Watertown Housing Authority Watertown

55 Waverly Avenue
Watertown, MA - 02472
(617) 923-3950
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Belmont Housing Authority Belmont

59 Pearson Road
Belmont, MA - 02478
(617) 484-2160
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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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 than 30% of their income toward 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 homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward 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.