Since identifying the need for safe, affordable, sober housing for graduates, Casa Esperanza, Inc.—through our affiliate Nueva Vida, Inc.—has successfully created 37 housing units for individuals and families.
Nueva Vida House—fifteen Single Room Occupancy units with shared kitchen and bathrooms, two common lounge areas, and on-site laundry.
Dunmore Place & 300 Eustis Street—eight 2- and 3-bedroom units for families, with a fenced-in yard and play area for children.
Nueva Esperanza—fourteen private studio units, with in-unit kitchens and bathrooms, a shared TV lounge, and on-site laundry.
Situated on a campus dedicated to recovery in the heart of Roxbury, our supportive housing units are conveniently located close to public transportation, schools, parks, day care centers, a community pool, South Bay Shopping Plaza, smaller retail stores and services, Dudley Branch library, and many other social service agencies.
All units are non-smoking and Section 8 subsidized by BHA and MBHP. Typical resident contribution is 30% based on individual income. After one year, tenants of Dunmore Place and Nueva Esperanza are eligible to participate in a Mobile Voucher Program, which allows them to take their BHA voucher to any Section 8 approved housing in the City of Boston.
The goal of Supportive Housing is to help residents become self- sufficient through employment and return to family and community life. Services include:
- Counseling and case management;
- Training in activities of daily living, including financial management, household management, and conflict resolution, to help residents maintain permanent housing into the future;
- Support working with housing agencies, such as BHA and MBHP permanent housing programs, to assist residents with securing housing if they choose to leave Casa Esperanza;
- Access to Casa Esperanza’s continuum of care, including Familias Unidas outpatient individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychiatric services; CasaCare integrated primary care, HIV/hepatitis testing and counseling, and wellness services; education and employment supports; peer recovery coaching and support; and other comprehensive recovery support services.