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There are approximately 3,500 famillies in the state's shelter system, with 46 families in motels as of 10/11/2017




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Homes for Families is an advocacy organization that builds powerful relationships between homeless and formerly homeless families, shelter/service providers, concerned citizens, the business community, government and others who share the goal of ending family homelessness.

We promote family empowerment and self-advocacy and bridge diverse constituencies to promote collaborative policy making.

Through educating, organizing and advocating, we help lessen the devastating effects of homelessness on families and the communities in which they live.

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Check out our blog - Opening Doors: an online hub that provides the latest information on updates from the state, job openings, community events and is a place for families, providers and other stakeholders to pose and answer questions, share resources, and discuss important issues that impact vulnerable families throughout Massachusetts

News & Events

It is Advocacy Season!

FY2019 MRVP Fact Sheet

FY2019 MRVP-EA-HomeBASE Fact Sheet

Our advocacy agenda is informed by the feedback and input collected at our Annual Visioning Day Event.

Click Here for the 2017 Report

Papers Released

Homes for Families recently completed a 3 year research project. For more information and links to the full series of reports, click here. For the most recent reports, click the links below:

September 2017: Family Experiences of Homelessness in Massachusetts : The Case for Family Centered Care (click here for the data overview)

January 2018 follow-up analysis: Putting Family Survey Data Into Practice

September 2017: Evidence Based Stabilization : A Solution to Reduce Family Homelessness in Massachusetts

Check out our Fall 2017 brief on promising practices and policy recommendations for scattered site models: click here

Provider practices: Addressing Fears In A Harmful Federal Policy Climate

Join Us in Raising Our Voice to End Homelessness

Click here to look up your State Legilslators

Click here to see a list of bills that have been filed by the Massachusetts legislature relative to housing, homelessness and overcoming poverty.


Click here to watch an interview with HFF Executive Director, Libby Hayes on ABCD's Community Taking Action Program.

Homes for Families is funded, in part, by:

The Oak Foundation

The Hyams Foundation

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

And generous contributions from the community