If you are an adult with a child/children in your custody or you are pregnant, you can apply for emergency shelter through the Department of Housing and Community Development. Visit https://hedfuel.azurewebsites.net/ and look up the agencies in your local area.
Shelters for Individuals
If you are a single individual or two adults, you can contact our Housing Consumer Education Center at 617.425.6700 for a list of shelters that are available to adults. This does not require a visit to your local DTA office.
Boston Emergency Shelter Commission 617-635-4507
Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline 617-635-4500
Cambridge Multi-service Center for the Homeless 617-349-6340
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Teens) 617-423-9575
Committee to End Elder Homelessness 617-369-1550
New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans 617-248-9400