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
Eviction is a legal process that is serious, and can be difficult to navigate. You need to know your legal rights, to understand the steps along the way, and know where to turn for resources and help.The City of Boston created this guide to help you understand the eviction process. Click HERE to download the City of Boston Eviction Guide.
The Department of Mental Health – as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages; enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.
Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides accessible communication, education, and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services, and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Mass Commission for the Blind serves individuals in Massachusetts who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and self-determination.