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Openings in existing homes
Affordable rental housing
Use the Autism Housing Pathways housing search and application grid to help simplify how to find and apply for most forms of subsidized and affordable housing in Massachusetts. Translations of the housing search and application grid are here. Detailed instructions are at https://18section8.org/index.php/other-ways-to-apply-for-housing/.
HUD affordable apartment search
Metrolist (Boston and surrounding areas)
Caritas Communities (single room occupancy)
North Shore YMCA housing options
Affordable home ownership
Massachusetts affordable units for sale
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
Veteran’s Administration owned real estate
Emergency housing/homelessness prevention
Emergency shelters for individuals (Department of Housing and Community Development list)
Emergency shelters for families (Department of Housing and Community Development list) — search by community from the drop down list. Please read the Mass Law Reform Institute’s (MLRI) “Applying for Emergency Assistance Shelter: A Guide for Families”; note that if they place you in shelter that night and don’t go, they can refuse you shelter for a year. AHP has been told that families with children with disabilities can apply by phone by calling 866-584-0653; otherwise you must apply in person at a DHCD office.
Massachusetts shelter listings from shelterlistings.org
Boston Public Health Commission shelter list
ILCNSCA’s guide to finding housing (mostly North Shore, but has useful information on requesting reasonable accommodations)
RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition)
Emergency housing assistance during COVID