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Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund

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105 Chauncy St
Boston, MA - 02111

  • (617) 542-0338

About Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund

Last-Modified: 2020-06-16 22:59:50

The Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund (CHAF) is committed to breaking
the cycle of homelessness in the community.
CHAF raises funds to assist
the homeless and near homeless primarily with the start-up costs of
securing permanent housing.
CHAF provides the needy with initial rental costs, rental security deposits and first and last month rent payments.



Mission Statement: The Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund (CHAF) is a broad-based community coalition of Realtors, local banks, civic and business leaders and universities, united by the common goal of ending homelessness in Cambridge. Operated by Cambridge Realtors in a public/private partnership with the Cambridge banking community, HomeStart, Inc. and the Cambridge Multi Service Center for the Homeless. CHAF provides a bridge to housing for homeless and near homeless families and individuals in two ways. First, by assisting with the initial costs of renting an apartment (first, last, security deposits, moving costs, etc.) and by providing one-time assistance grants to households at risk of becoming homeless. CHAF acts as a crucial life raft to those who need it most. Recently, HomeStart has placed two advocates at the Cambridge Multi Service Center to better serve the currently homeless and those on the brink of homelessness in Cambridge. And, should a household need assistance getting off the streets or out of a shelter and into permanent housing, they can access the vital support they need to make this happen by meeting with a specialized advocate at HomeStart. Advocates provide a variety of services, such as housing search, coordination with landlords and movers, homelessness prevention, eviction intervention, and stabilization and budget help once the client is housed. This helps break the cycle of homelessness permanently.

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Dec 20, 2020

Please I need help, I have to move out at the end of December, I don’t have money to look for another room. Tomorrow I will start to look for a job. If I get help in this site, it will be a temporary help, but right now I do need it.

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Apr 2, 2021

I need help with my rent. I had to resign from my job because I was diagnosed with Severe Spinal Stenosis. I'm still waiting on unemployment since then. I am 9 months behind.

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