Over the course of the last 20 years, HomeStart has permanently housed more than 10,000 individuals living on the street and in shelters, and has prevented nearly 3,000 families from experiencing homelessness. HomeStart is uniquely positioned to dramatically reduce homelessness.
On any given night in Boston, there are 7,600 people experiencing homelessness: 3,384 individuals and 4,165 people in families. Over the course of a year, more than 15,000 people will experience homelessness in Boston, and local, state, and federal sources will spend over $200M in emergency services to address the problem in Boston.
HomeStart serves hundreds of people each year in the Greater Boston Area. Our clients include single parents and their children, victims of domestic violence, veterans, and persons with disabilities. All of them are living at or below the poverty line.