Contact Information:

Vinny Wisniewski

Prevention Hotline: 857-415-2900

HomeStart's mission is to end and prevent homelessness for low-income at-risk families and individuals residing in Greater Boston. HomeStart's approach to ending and preventing homelessness is to move beyond shelter to access and retention of permanent affordable housing. HomeStart believes that the most effective way to end homelessness is to help families and individuals get into and keep homes of their own.

Communities served:

  • Families with children

  • People with accessibility challenges

  • People with mental health issues

HOmeSTart plans to support the following service gaps with ISHI dollars:

  • Housing court assistance and legal support

  • Payment for back rent or rent owed by the tenant

  • Moving expenses for relocation, such as movers, truck rental or storage

HomeStart can disperse money to individuals or families within 5-7 business days.