DMH Young Adult Resource Guide Housing Resources and Agencies

Department of Mental Health Young Adult Resource Guide - Housing Resources and Agencies

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Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC)

  • 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300 Boston, MA 02114
  • (617) 573-1100
  • EOHLC is the state government’s affordable housing agency. Its mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents.
  • A list of local housing authorities and regional nonprofit agencies can be found here also.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Contact the Boston Regional Office: Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building 10 Causeway Street, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02222
  • (617) 994-8200
  • HUD provides grants and other funding to local communities. Its mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Mass Access

  • Mass Access is a free online program that matches people with disabilities with vacant, accessible housing. Any person who has a disability, family member, or advocate can obtain housing information, regardless of age, income or type of disability.


Boston Office: One Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108

(617) 854-1000

Western Mass Office: 59 Interstate Drive West Springfield, MA 01089

(413) 733-0999

MassHousing, the state's affordable housing finance agency, supports the creation, preservation and long-term viability of affordable home ownership and rental housing. They set aside 3% of affordable units for DMH/DDS clients.

Massachusetts Housing Consumer Education Centers

  • Housing Consumer Education Centers offer answers to a wide range of questions about all types of housing problems. The Centers also provide rental assistance and support to low- and moderate- income residents of Massachusetts.
  • To find a Housing Consumer Education Center near you, call 1-800-224-5124 or visit the above link and click on “Regional Agencies” at the top of the page.

Independent Living Centers (ILC)

ILCs provide the services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their self-identified goals. These services include peer counseling, advocacy, skills training, and information.


ILC Locations



Phone Number/Website

Multicultural Independent Living Center of Boston

329 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Boston Center for Independent Living

60 Temple Place, 5th floor,

Boston, MA 02111


Center for Living and Working

484 Main Street , Suite 345

Worcester, MA 01608



Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled

106 Bassett Lane

Hyannis, MA 02601


Independence Associates

100 Laurel St.

Suite 122

East Bridgewater, MA 02333


The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc.

27 Congress Street, Suite 107

Salem, MA 01970


Metro West Center for Independent Living

280 Irving Street

Framingham, MA 01702


Northeast Independent Living Program

20 Ballard Road

Lawrence, MA 01843


Southeast Center for Independent Living

Merrill Building

66 Troy Street, Suite 3 Fall River, MA 02720


Stavros Center for Independent Living, Inc.

210 Old Farm Road Amherst, MA 01002


AdLib, Inc.

215 North St.

Pittsfield, MA 01201



Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

  • Their mission is to ensure that the region's low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing.

Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance

  • The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a non-profit public policy advocacy organization with the singular mission of ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. MHSA initiates solutions to move people out of crisis to permanence throughout Massachusetts. To view the MHSA Young Adult Resource Guide, visit www.mhsa.netand click on the “Resources” tab, or and click on the “Resource Guides” tab.

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

  • The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is committed to ensuring that everyone has a place to call home. First, the Coalition helps homeless and at-risk people to relocate quickly into new housing or avoid homelessness altogether. Second, the Coalition works to ensure adequate and appropriate shelter if homelessness is unavoidable. Lastly, the Coalition advocates for long-term solutions to the housing crisis, promoting government support for income and housing resources.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

  • 47 West St. Boston, MA 02111
  • (617) 423-9575
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Bridge) is Boston's premier organization dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, supportive, and encouraging relationships and effective and innovative programs that guide them toward self-sufficiency.

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