Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Mayor Menino Announces Grant for Homeless Veterans

November 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced a $97,000 grant to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and called on property owners to rent an apartment to a hero looking for a place to call home. The grant, funded by the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, will enable the New England Center for Homeless Veterans to find affordable apartments for veterans, especially those who have been issued a VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) voucher, used for rental assistance, case management and clinical services. Since 2009, Boston has successfully housed 292 formerly homeless veterans with VASH vouchers.

Mayor Menino, The Home for Little Wanderers Celebrate Grand Opening of Roxbury Village

Boston, MA - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino, First Lady Diane Patrick, and community partners joined The Home for Little Wanderers today for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Home’s new child and family service agency program, Roxbury Village. After a year-long renovation, Roxbury Village will now provide stable housing and support for young adults aged 18-22 in Roxbury. This program is designed to help young men and women who are about to be discharged from state systems of care, have already left the system, or are currently at risk of being homeless.

Kerry, Brown, McGovern, Keating: Massachusetts Wins $1.5 Mil for Homeless Vets Job Training

BOSTON - June 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen James McGovern and William Keating, announced today that five organizations across Massachusetts will receive over $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide homeless veterans in Massachusetts the job training to help them succeed in civilian careers

Mayor Menino Announces Home for the Holidays

Boston, MA - December 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino presented an affordable housing voucher to a homeless family who will move into a new home this New Year and announced that 500 additional homeless families are receiving similar housing subsidies and stabilization services through a partnership between the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) called Home for the Holidays. The effort ensures that Mayor Menino’s “Leading the Way 3” initiative has reached its goal of reducing homelessness among Boston families by 50 percent

Boston Bar Foundation Announces Grants of $1.1 Million

Boston, MA - August 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) today announced grants totaling $1.1 million to 25 Massachusetts community organizations providing a wide variety of core legal services -- from domestic violence and immigration to housing and homelessness. The $1.1 million represents an almost $50,000 increase in core legal services grants, compared with F.Y. '10.

MassHousing’s Tom Lyons Appointed to VA Committee on Homeless Veterans

BOSTON, MA - May 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MassHousing's Manager of Community Services Tom Lyons has been appointed to a national advisory committee on homeless veterans by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki

South Shore HOME Consortium joins forces with Neighborhood Housing Services, Norfolk County Registry of...

QUINCY, MA - March 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- 2011¡XSouth Shore residents in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure will soon have access to expanded foreclosure prevention counseling services through a joint initiative sponsored by the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore and the South Shore HOME Consortium.

Mayor Menino Announces Expansion in Groundbreaking Homeless Services Program

Boston, MA - March 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced new funding that will put the city one step closer to his goal of ending long-term homelessness. With an investment from the Citizens Bank Foundation, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) has pledged $50,000 to help expand the Boston Public Health Commission’s High Utilizers of Emergency Services (HUES) to Home program, which provides housing and support services for chronically homeless people who are frequent users of the city’s emergency departments.

Mayor Menino Highlights Decreases in 2010 Homeless Census Count, Progress on Goals of Ending...

Boston, MA - January 27, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that results of last month’s 31st Annual Homeless Census show a 4% decrease in the overall homeless census count from 2009, including a 7% decrease in the number of individual homeless adults. The December 6, 2010 Census brought together business, civic, state, and city leaders, and more than 330 volunteers to count homeless residents on city streets, in shelters, and domestic violence, transitional and treatment programs across Boston. Beyond the overall decrease, results show some promising signs and significant challenges, including:

Markey, Delegation: Massachusetts Earns $56 Million to Aid Homeless

BOSTON, MA - January 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Edward J. Markey (d-Malden), along with Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, and Representatives John Olver, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, and Richard Neal, today announced that Massachusetts will receive $56,550,634 to provide housing and services to the homeless throughout the state.

Attorney General Coakley Provides Testimony to Securities and Exchange Commission Regarding How to Protect...

BOSTON, MA - August 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Martha Coakley today announced that she has provided testimony to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) regarding how to better protect investors relating to the subprime mortgage investment crisis.

City Receives $1M in HUD Funding Bonus to Create Permanent Housing for Homeless

July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has recently been awarded a Permanent Housing Funding Bonus grant of more than $1 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will provide for permanent housing for 22 homeless families who are currently living in emergency shelter, or in hotels or motels

Bank of America Home Loans Opens Customer Outreach Center to Serve Financially Troubled Homeowners...

DEDHAM, MA - July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Bank of America Home Loans has opened a new customer outreach center in Dedham to serve customers in the Boston area and surrounding region. Bank of America homeownership retention specialists will be meeting face to face with financially troubled mortgage customers who are having difficulty making their monthly payments. Dedicated associates also are available to help customers facing hardship with their auto, credit cards and personal loans.

Homeowners Urged To Return Applications For SBA Disaster Loans

ANDOVER, MA - May 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials have heard it all when it comes to homeowners who tell them why they aren’t going to apply for a low-interest disaster loan.

MARKEY: HOMESTAR WILL BE A HOME RUN FOR HOMEOWNERS

WASHINGTON, DC - April 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The HomeStar program to help families retrofit their homes with more efficient windows, doors and other home improvements today passed the Energy and Commerce Committee, moving a program backed by President Obama, to a vote in the House of Representatives. The HomeStar legislation passed the committee by a vote of 30-17.

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