The New England Center and Home for Veterans is dedicated to ending Veteran homelessness by providing the tools and support that lead to independent living. The Center provides an array of supportive services for Veterans who are homeless or facing the possible loss of housing.
Housing support is provided for any individual who has served to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, regardless of length of service or discharge status.
The following housing services are available:
- Emergency Housing – Any Veteran can enter the New England Center and Home for Veterans at 17 Court Street, Boston, at any time night or day and be provided a place to sleep that night. Emergency housing is temporary, but the Center’s staff will assist any Veteran to enter the transitional housing program or to find the appropriate services.
- Transitional Housing – To facilitate success in finding and keeping housing, Veterans receive intensive case management, information, referrals and help with finding employment and housing. NECHV operates on an abstinence model, and Veterans are required to adhere to an individual service plan throughout their stay at the Center.
- Female Transitional Housing – A separate and distinct unit is available for female Veterans. Admission requirements are the same for women, and individual case-managed services are available to address some of the unique challenges women might face such as military sexual trauma. The facility is a safe living environment separate form any male Veteran housing and provides 24 –hour controlled access and security.
- Permanent Housing On-Site – NECHV has 59 Single Resident Occupant (SRO) apartments on site at 17 Court Street, Boston. These units share living and bathroom facilities and are eligible for subsidy. The on-site apartments are available to ensure long-term housing and provide a community of support for Veterans.
- Help Finding Affordable Housing in the Community – A team of housing experts work with Veterans to find affordable housing in the community. The goal of each housing placement is to provide a Veteran with a home where he or she can successfully live independently.
- Safe Haven – NECHV provides temporary housing and permanent housing placement for Veterans who have experienced chronic, long term homelessness and who are unable to participate in the NECHV Transitional Housing Program. This program is designed to increase housing stability, income and benefits, and living situation.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families is available for Veterans and their families experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of losing their home. SSVF promotes housing stability and provides the skills necessary to maintain long term, independent living. SSVF counselors provide services including case management, housing and financial counseling, and assistance obtaining benefits and services.