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Are you at risk of or in the process of being evicted?

We have prevented more than 5,000 evictions in Greater Boston. 95% of our clients are still housed after 48 months.

Do you need help finding housing?

We have helped find permanent housing for more than 15,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater Boston area.

Do you need help managing your housing?

We support, on average, 500 people per year to stay off the street and sustain their housing.

What We Do

Learn more about HomeStart's work in our new Impact Report!
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HomeStart Staff Are Working a hybrid schedule and are serving clients in-person at our office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

HomeStart staff are spending time in the office as well as in the field, on-site at partner organizations and working remotely. We are serving clients in-person at our office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Current clients are encouraged to call their advocates to make an appointment or ensure that they will be in the office upon arrival. In order to do our part to keep our employees, our clients and the community safe, staff and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. We continue to rely heavily on technology to communicate and conduct business. We can still be reached by email or phone but please be patient if there is a delay in our usual timeframe for responding.  

For our Eviction Prevention Hotline, please call 857-415-2900.


For general inquiries or updates, please leave us a voicemail at 617-542-0338 or email us at

If you need assistance


If you owe back rent and are trying to stay in your apartment, we may be able to help.


Currently suspended due to office closure

We offer brief, one-time housing search consultations to anyone who needs assistance with the affordable housing search process. You will most likely not receive an advocate at this time.


Do you own rental property in the Boston area? Are you trying to fill a vacancy? Click below to access our Landlord Portal and to connect with our staff.

Matthew Desmond


    Professor of Sociology-Princeton University
     MacArthur Genius Fellowship recipient and
     Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of Evicted:

     Poverty and Profit in the American City


Over the past decade HomeStart has developed an economically sustainable and scalable program that prevents homelessness. The Renew Collaborative is a disruptive social innovation premised on a simple cost-benefit argument for the benefit of eviction prevention and driven by the stunning social outcomes of the program. Our goal is to eliminate homelessness due to non-payment eviction for families with subsidies and the working poor in Massachusetts. 

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