PLEASE NOTE THAT HOME START IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR 128TH BOSTON MARATHON TEAM.
HomeStart, Inc. was founded in 1994 as a response to the overcrowded shelter system in Greater Boston. As the first agency in New England to employ the “housing-first” philosophy to end homelessness, HomeStart works to break the cycle of homelessness through direct service programs, innovative housing solutions, and advocacy for systems change. HomeStart provides housing search to those who are currently homeless, housing stabilization to those who are newly-housed and formerly homeless, and eviction prevention to those who are on the brink of displacement and homelessness. Since its start, HomeStart has helped more than 14,000 people who were experiencing homelessness to find and move into a safe, stable place of their own and prevented more than 4,000 low-income households from being evicted– with 95% of those households remaining securely housed even 48 months after the intervention.