About Us

"Because everyone deserve a home"

A home 4 Everyone is a non-profit organization that specialize in helping individuals and families find affordable and subsidized housing in Massachusetts.  We also assist in helping families keep their tenancy or section 8 by advocating due to unfair practices they sometimes face while residing in current housing or holding a section 8 certificate.  We go the extra mile by filling out, submitting, and responding to all applications of our clients due to the excessive, tedious process of the application which can be intimidating.   Once an applicant is selected for an apartment, we make it easy on housing as well by having the client prepared with all the documents needed in a folder so there’s no running around trying to meet a deadline which can sometimes be missed due to information that may take time to get.  We follow through the entire process until they get their keys in hand.  We also help seniors and disabled people who aren’t being heard with the necessities they need for an easier living.  “According to the Greater Boston Housing Report Card -Safe, decent, affordable housing is a fundamental right. In Greater Boston inequality is widening, housing prices are increasing rapidly, production of new housing is insufficient, and there are not enough public funds to meet the need for subsidized housing. As a result, the most vulnerable residents face uncertainty and instability in the housing market”. This Grant will help A Home 4 Everyone by allowing the Organization to continue helping individuals and families who’s in need of affordable or subsidized housing and don’t know where or how to begin the process of finding or sustaining housing.    A Home 4 Everyone does not discriminate against race, sex, creed, religion, or lack of religion – We pride ourselves on Diversity and Inclusion.

Population served

We at A Home 4 Everyone is an Organization of Diversity & Inclusion so there is no specific population we serve.  We serve anyone who’s in need of the services we provide.

Impact of Covid19

Covid19 has impacted the community by creating job loss which has created more homelessness or lack of funds for individuals and families to be able to pay their bills which continue grow as they wait for the economy to get back on track which in turn has increased the need of A Home 4 Everyone to support in any service possible.

Overview of Organization’s Annual Goals:

A Home’s annual goal will be to build a strong cohesive team who will help service the clients who come to A Home 4 Everyone as well as connect with other Organizations that will benefit the clients with other needs they may have. This grant will give the organization the opportunity to expand the needs of people who need housing or have problems in their current housing to have advocates available to service various needs faced when people feel like there’s no one there to help or support them in trying times.  Over the next 12 months, the team of A Home 4 Everyone will continue to build and tackle each issue, one issue at a time and assure individuals and families who come to us, that we are here to serve them and work to give the best outcome we can possibly give, so they can refer anyone else in need to us.

Impact: 

Within the next 12 months we intend for A Home 4 Everyone to have weekly staff meetings on what accomplishments or setbacks that’s taken place the prior week.  We also would like to increase the amount of housing placement for clients because there will be more hands on deck to initiate more contact with housing management and officials, as well as being available to help resolve any client tenant disputes.

Measurement/Evaluation: A Home 4 Everyone will measure/evaluate the work based on the success rate of the tasks we take on with our clients which is currently 100%.  Based on the success rate that we’ve obtained, we learned that we can utilize the same tactics given the same circumstances as before and when faced with new challenges, we will take it on as we have other tasks and learn what to do, and what not to do in that situation.  We will also evaluate ourselves by the additional number of housing applicants and applications we’re able to serve, as well as alleviating additional evictions looming over client’s heads. 

Partners:

Being so new, A Home 4 Everyone was recently given the names of two Organizations from a donor who thought it would greatly benefit our organization.  One focuses on refurbished furniture, mattresses and other housing needs, and the other focuses on children’s clothing and school needs.  Recently we had an extensive meeting with another housing organization who’s interested in partnering with A Home 4 Everyone, Inc and have scheduled additional meetings to formulate the capacity of how we can provide services to enhance their program.

Challenges:

Challenges that may arise is the ability to place clients in housing as fast as we would like to due to waitlists, lotteries, availability of housing units, and the financials of each client.  We will adapt by continuing to beat the pavement by continuing to apply to every waitlist, lottery and management company possible.  That’s how we’ve been able to succeed in placing people in housing – some of our clients are in and on as many as 20 waitlists and lotteries.  We don’t stop until we see results.

Organization Description: Please describe your organization’s mission, key programs and recent achievements

A home 4 Everyone is a non-profit organization that specialize in helping individuals and families find affordable, moderate and subsidized housing in Massachusetts.  We also assist in helping families keep their tenancy or section 8 by advocating due to unfair practices they sometimes face while residing in current housing or holding a section 8 certificate.  We go the extra mile by filling out, submitting, and responding to all applications of our clients due to the excessive, tedious process of the application which can be intimidating.   Once an applicant is selected for an apartment, we make it easy on housing as well by having the client prepared with all the documents needed in a folder so there’s no running around trying to meet a deadline which can sometimes be missed due to information that may take a long time to get.  We follow through the entire process until they get their keys in hand. One of our recent achievements was advocating for a single mother to help save her section 8 certificate because she ran out of time to find housing due to Covid19, then stepping in to find housing in which she and her son will be moving in October 1, 2020.

Organization Demographics: How are the demographics and lived experience of the community you serve reflected in the composition of your board, staff and volunteers

A Home 4 Everyone’s Board and staff range from ages 31-64 and ethnicity is black, biracial, and Indian.  The Board of Directors demographics range from lower Roxbury, Brighton, Dorchester, and South End which are some of the primary areas of service. One of our Directors was born with cerebral palsy but is a woman who has strived in many areas, one being motherhood and does a fantastic job.  One commitment goal the Organization has made is to also mentor and counsel the clients who come through A Home 4 Everyone to assure they are truly okay physically, financially and socially so we can offer other services to them via other agencies throughout the area.

Please further describe the population your organization intends to reach.

We at A Home 4 Everyone is an Organization of Diversity & Inclusion so there is no specific population we serve.  We serve anyone who’s in need of the services we provide.

B) And how has COVID-19 impacted, exacerbated or created this challenge for your community served or within your programmatic work?

This Grant will help A Home 4 Everyone by allowing the Organization to continue helping individuals and families who’s in need of affordable, moderate or subsidized housing and don’t know where or how to begin the process of finding or sustaining housing.  This Grant will also help with the staff needed to make the Organization run more efficient so we don’t have to turn people in need, away, and by being able to help new renters with necessities needed when first starting out or helping renters with funding if behind on rent.A home 4 Everyone is an organization that also assist in helping families keep their tenancy or section 8 by advocating due to unfair practices they sometimes face while residing in current housing or holding a section 8 certificate.  We go the extra mile by filling out, submitting, and responding to all applications of our clients due to the excessive, tedious process of the application which can be intimidating.   Once an applicant is selected for an apartment, we make it easy on housing as well by having the client prepared with all the documents needed in a folder so there’s no running around trying meet a deadline which can sometimes be missed due to information that may take time to get.  We follow thru the entire process until they get their keys in hand.  We also help seniors and disabled people who aren’t being heard with the necessities they need for a easier living.  “According to the Greater Boston Housing Report Card -Safe, decent, affordable housing is a fundamental right. In Greater Boston inequality is widening, housing prices are increasing rapidly, production of new housing is insufficient, and there are not enough public funds to meet the need for subsidized housing. As a result, the most vulnerable residents face uncertainty and instability in the housing market”.   A Home 4 Everyone does not discriminate against race, sex, creed, religion, or lack of religion – We pride ourselves on Diversity and Inclusion. Covid19 has impacted the community by creating job loss which has created more homelessness or lack of funds for individuals and families to be able to pay their bills which continue grow as they wait for the economy to get back on track which in turn has increased the need for A Home 4 Everyone to support in any services possible.

Overview of Organization’s Annual Goals: 

A Home’s annual goal will be to build a strong cohesive team who will help service the clients who come to A Home 4 Everyone as well as connect with other Organizations that will benefit the clients with other needs they may have. This grant will give the organization the opportunity to expand the needs of people who need housing or having problems in their current housing to have advocates available to service various needs faced when people feel like there’s no one there to help or support them in trying times.  Over the next 12 months, the team of A Home 4 Everyone will continue to build and tackle each issue, one issue at a time and assure individuals and families who come to us, that we are here to serve them and work to give the best outcome we can possibly give, so they can refer anyone else in need to us.

Impact: What outcomes would constitute success at the end of the first 12-month 

Within the next 12 months we intend for A Home 4 Everyone to have weekly staff meetings on what accomplishments or setbacks that’s taken place the prior week.  We also would like to increase the amount of housing placement for clients because there will be more hands-on deck to initiate more contact with housing management and officials, as well as being available to help resolve any client tenant disputes.

 Measurement/Evaluation: How have you or will you assess how well the work is going, and how will you use what you learn?

A Home 4 Everyone will measure/evaluate the work based on the success rate of the tasks we take on with our clients which is currently 100%.  Based on the success rate that we’ve obtained, we learned that we can utilize the same tactics given the same circumstances as before and when faced with new challenges, we will take it on as we have other tasks and learn what to do, and what not to do in that situation.

Partners: What partners, such as organizations, individuals, and coalitions, are core to your work?

 A Home 4 Everyone, Inc.  has partnered with Mission of Deeds, Eastern Bank, City of Boston and Home Start.  We are constantly looking to unify with others for the betterment of the Community.

Brief Organization History

A Home 4 Everyone was formed because of the complexity of applying and finding Affordable, subsidized and Moderate housing.  It was realized when someone asked for help with a housing application 10 pages long and the questions hard to understand.  I also assisted in the process once the application was submitted due to the company continuing to ask for the same documents already submitted.  At that point I realized it was essential that I become a housing advocate because there are a lot of disadvantaged people who don’t know how to fill out an application or know their housing rights.