Housing Families announced today it has received a $50,000 grant from the Boston Foundation to support its Disabled Family Leasing Program, through the Foundation’s Open Door Grants program.
“This grant will allow us to provide quality housing and supportive services for chronically homeless families with 1-2 disabled parents,” Ed Cameron, Housing Families’ CEO said today. “We look forward to building upon our record of helping families in Massachusetts move toward self-sufficiency, increase their financial stability, and break the cycle of homelessness.”
Housing Families was founded in 1986 and serves over 1,000 families – consisting of more than 1,100 children and 1,300 adults – in Massachusetts each year.
"Stable housing provides a critical base for family well-being,” said Paul S. Grogan, President of the Boston Foundation. “Housing Families takes a leadership role in breaking the cycle of homelessness for those with disabilities and their families, and we are pleased to provide this grant so they can continue their work.”
Open Door Grants are competitive, one-year grants designed for organizations whose proposal is focused on Greater Boston and whose values align with those of the Boston Foundation. Grants are awarded quarterly, and are selected by staff through an inclusive evaluation process. Funds for this grant come from the Boston Foundation’s Permanent Fund for Boston, Greater Boston’s only endowed fund focusing on the pressing needs of Greater Boston. The Permanent Fund has been made possible by more than a century of gifts from those who seek to support innovative solutions to the region’s most pressing problems since 1915.
Housing Families’ central mission is to help families build the skills and understanding they need to make a successful transition into their own home, and to prevent any recurrence of homelessness. To learn more about Housing Families visit www.housingfamilies.org.
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, brings people and resources together to solve Boston’s big problems. Established in 1915, it is one of the largest community foundations in the nation—with net assets of $1.3 billion. In 2018, the Foundation and its donors paid $129 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. The Foundation works in close partnership with its donors, with more than 1,100 separate charitable funds established for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. It also serves as a think tank and advocacy organization, commissioning research into the most critical issues of our time, promoting civic engagement and helping shape public policy that advances opportunity for everyone in Greater Boston. The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), a distinct operating unit of the Foundation, designs and implements customized philanthropic strategies for families,