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Housing, Health, Hunger & Help: Housing Assistance

Information on shelters, food, medical and legal assistance for the homeless and housing insecure in the Greater Boston area.

Housing Assistance in Boston and Massachusetts

Find housing assistance resources here. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) offers many programs to assist Massachusetts residents, including affordable housing, rental vouchers, low-income energy assistance, and more. If you need housing assistance, visit's A Guide to Obtaining Housing Assistance. For residents in and around the City of Boston, please call the Boston Housing Authority for information about eligibility requirements, rents, preferences and applications. 

Housing Resources

Guide Disclaimer

This Research Guide has been compiled by librarians and library staff at the Boston Public Library from community partners and online sources. Links are verified and fact-checked on a semi-annual basis, however, they may change at any time. Please contact the organizations you are interested in directly to verify that they are the right fit for you or your loved one.

Housing Organizations