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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Housing Search Assistance, Housing Support

Mission: Metro housing's 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. All of our programs and initiatives are designed to encourage housing stability, increased economic self-sufficiency, and the enhanced quality of the lives of those we serve. To achieve our mission and to promote efficient service delivery, we work collaboratively with a broad array of service providers and neighborhood-based organizations. We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home.

Programs: Rental housing assistance - section 8 housing vouchers and other subsidy programs that serve more than 10,000 disabled, elderly, formerly homeless, and other individuals and families in boston and 31 surrounding communities including arlington, bedford, belmont,, braintree, brookline, burlington, cambridge, chelsea, everett, holbrook, lexington, , malden, medford, melrose, milton, newton, north reading, quincy, randolph, reading, revere, somerville, stoneham, wakefield, waltham, watertown, weymouth, wilmington, winchester, winthrop and woburn. Metro housing boston's target population consists of extremely low, very low and low income families and individuals who face a variety of barriers to housing. Financial demographics for individuals receiving metro housing services under all of the rental assistance programs, including the section 8 program, are: 84. 17% under $30,000, 10. 18% at $30,001-$45,000, 3. 98% at $45,001-$60,000, 1. 67% over $60,000; average annual income for our households is $17,340. Additionally, 42. 90% of the households we serve have children under the age of 18, 51. 82% of the heads of households we serve are persons with a disability and 20. 09% of all households have a head of household that is elderly.

housing supports provides innovative and personalized solutions to ensure that individuals and families who are homeless or most at risk of homelessness can find and sustain housing. Metro housing's approach is "housing first, not housing only. " our programs offer a continuum of services from information and referral to in-depth individualized assessment, comprehensive case management, intensive housing search, tenancy preservation, and fair housing resources which address the barriers that make it difficult to find or maintain a home. In fy 18 staff responded to 9,852 phone, email, and walk-in inquiries. Of those, 6,769 individuals received in- person brief counseling services, 196 received intensive case management services and 58 received hoarding intervention services. Additionally, metro administered $3. 84 million dollars in residential assistance for families in transition (raft) funds to assist 1,427 families. Housing supports also administered $23,000 in private flexible funds to 27 non-raft eligible families and individuals, and $250,000 in city/esg to 114 families and individuals. Finally, 266 families received stabilization assistance through the homebase program, 34 families received re-housing services to move out of motels.

program activities include the administration of the cedac home modification loan program to finance modifications to homes to provide for the needs of persons with disabilities.

office development and other corporate activities

Community Stories

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Donor

Rating: 5

My son-in-law works at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership and for him MBPH is more than a job, it’s a total commitment to the organization’s mission. One way he shows his commitment is by running the Boston Marathon to benefit MBPH. He and my daughter both have raised significant funds for the organization by running the Marathon; additionally, my son-in-law has coached other runners to help them meet their Marathon fund raising goals. I believe that such passion is to be commended.

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership's (MBPH) is the largest regional provider of rental voucher assistance, serving homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income residents of Boston and 29 surrounding communities. Their mission is to ensure that the region's low- and moderate-income residents have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent, affordable housing; its programs and initiatives are designed to encourage housing stability, increase economic self-sufficiency, and enhance the quality of the lives of those they serve.