Massachusetts is the 3rd most expensive place to live in the country. To afford a two-bedroom apartment in Boston, a parent must work 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, and make more than double the minimum wage.
Through the City of Boston, there is the Landlord Guarantee Pilot Program, an initiative that supports landlords who choose to rent to homeless individuals and families that rely on outside financial support and resources. Participating landlords receive a dedicated landlord partner from the Office of Housing Stability, access to landlord resources including mediation services, and access to funds for losses such as unpaid rent and excessive damages.
Heading Home provides case management and other support services to clients ensuring that the landlord feels supported through the relationship.