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Housing Services & Assistance for the Homeless

ABCD’s housing programs are a lifeline for homeless families and those at risk of losing their homes. “IN IT TOGETHER” with government, private sector and community resources, ABCD housing specialists work tirelessly to provide secure, affordable housing for those in need.

Housing Services & Assistance to the Homeless

ABCD helps homeless families and individuals and those at risk of homelessness in the Boston, Malden and Everett areas to obtain or maintain safe and affordable housing or shelter. ABCD staff members provide comprehensive services to families and individuals, always respecting the dignity of those served. Programs include Prevention; Stabilization; Emergency Housing including a “Scattered Site” shelter housing 35 homeless families; supportive services to more than 50 families with 120 children living in motels; and assistance with resources and referrals to more than 350 families annually.


In Malden, a Mobile Housing Outreach Team provides services to homeless individuals living on the streets to get them into shelters and substance abuse treatment programs, develop a housing plan and meet other needs to achieve placement in permanent/supported affordable housing. ABCD has been funded through a one-year grant to develop a rapid rehousing program for families and individuals.


Woman filling in forms for homeless assistance

Keeping a family in their home saves taxpayers $44,00 per year in shelter costs.

Elder Affordable Housing

Over the years, with funding from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development’s HUD 202 program, ABCD has developed four elder housing complexes in the low-income Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and the North End, providing 206 units of elder affordable housing for seniors in need.

ABCD Staff handing out food