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The Boston Housing Authority has entered into agreements with social services and other agencies to provide supportive services to Applicants and Residents, including targeted populations, who need special help in order to establish and maintain their tenancies. The following are some of the assistance required under such agreements which may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following services:

  1. Assistance in evaluating applicants for program participation;

  2. Checking to see if the residents are paying their rents and other charges and are properly maintaining their units;

  3. Helping residents to maintain their households, including managing their money;

  4. Providing specialized supportive services and crisis intervention in order to obtain necessary treatment to avoid eviction action and/or become self-sufficient.

  • All Applicants and residents who participate in these programs must meet all Threshold Requirements for the public housing program for which they are applying. (See Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)- Chapter 5 )

  • All Applicants and residents who participate in these programs must meet the Applicant Screening Criteria as specified in the ACOP and on the Memorandum of Agreement between the BHA and the service organization.

The following is a list of current Supported Housing Programs. Each partnering agency completes the Applicant intake process to ensure the Applicant does meet their program eligibility requirements to then refer each prospective Applicant candidate to the BHA. Each referred Applicant must meet the BHA's applicant screening criteria as defined in the ACOP:

  1. JRI at the Groveland Elderly/Disabled Development located in Mattapan. Referring agency Justice Resource Institue, Inc. For more information click here.
  2. Summer House at the Malone Elderly/Disabled Development located in Hyde Park. Referring agency Southwest Boston Senior Services, Inc. D/B/A ETHOS.
  3. ELAHP at the Torre Unidad Elderly/Disabled Development located in the South End. Referring agency Boston Medical Center Corporation D/B/A Elders Living At Home Program. For more information click here.
  4. PACE at the Amory Street Elderly/Disabled Development located in Roxbury. Referring agency Upham's Corner Health Committee, Inc., DBA Upham's Elder Service Plan. For more information click here.
  5. HOPWA in the Family housing program. Referring agency Aids Action Committee.
  6. HomeBase throughout the BHA Family Developments located in the City of Boston. Referring agency Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership.
  7. Healthy Start in Housing throughout the BHA's Family Developments located in the City of Boston. Referring agency Boston Public Health Commission. For more information click here.
  8. Health Starts At Home throughout the BHA's Family Developments located in the City of Boston. Referring Agency Boston Medical Center. For more information click here.