COLOCATIONS:

Meeting Tenants Where They Are

Boston Medical Center
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Metro Housing meets families and individuals wherever they are on the housing continnum, including in their own communities.

We partner with local organizations to supply vital housing support services to residents who have low and moderate incomes. Through these collaborations with community organizations and owners, residents access multiple services convenient to where they live, in familiar locations that are physically and culturally accessible.

One of those partnerships is with Beacon Communities, managers of Georgetowne Homes, Camden Apartments, and Lenox Apartments. “Metro Housing|Boston has been a steadfast partner of Beacon Communities since before the pandemic, helping keep people housed during challenging times,” says Dara Kovel, Chief Executive Officer, Beacon Communities. “We are so grateful for the way they have stepped up during this crisis and increased their scale and scope to respond to the tremendous need.”

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“We are so grateful for the way they have stepped up during this crisis and increased their scale and scope to respond to the tremendous need.”
 

DARA KOVEL, Chief Executive Officer, Beacon Communities

CONNECT, a program run by The Neighborhood Developers (TND) in Chelsea, offers the services of multiple agencies working to improve the financial mobility of families who have low incomes. “The pandemic hit TND's communities of Chelsea and Revere hard,” says Rafael Mares, Executive Director of TND. “Our close, pre-existing partnership with Metro Housing became the bedrock of our response.  With their support, our team took on the responsibility to assist tenants in filling out rental assistance applications, Metro Housing staff trained our team, and jointly we developed systems for working together.” 

“Our close, pre-existing partnership with Metro Housing became the bedrock of our response.”

RAFAEL MARES, Executive Director,
The Neighborhood Developers (TND)

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Boston Medical Center (BMC) was Metro Housing’s first medical colocation partnership. “The COVID-19 pandemic taught us more than ever that a stable affordable home is foundation for health,” says Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Co-Director of the GROW Clinic at Boston Medical Center. “Our partnership with Metro Housing kept hundreds of families from being evicted and is an essential partner for BMC.”

“Our partnership with Metro Housing kept hundreds of families from being evicted and is an essential partner for BMC.”
 

MEGAN SANDEL, MD, MPH

Director of the GROW Clinic at Boston Medical Center

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Metro Housing has colocation partnerships with the following:

  • Boston Medical Center

  • Mount Auburn Hospital

  • Winchester Hospital

  • CONNECT

  • Peabody Properties

  • Beacon Communities

  • HealthCare Without Walls

  • Cambridge Multi Center

  • Council of Social Concern of Woburn

COLOCATIONS

Metro Housing partners with local organizations and uses their expertise to supply vital housing support services to residents who have low and moderate incomes. Through these collaborations with community organizations, residents access multiple services convenient to where they live, in familiar locations that are physically and culturally accessible. The colocation sites are possible in part through the generous support of Bank of America.