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Situated 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, the Dudley Branch library, and many other social and recreational service agencies through which our tenants grown their engagement with the community. Casa Esperanza, Inc. is located near Dudley Square and the Roxbury Crossing Station.
All units are non-smoking, semi-furnished 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.
Our Goals and Services:
The goal of Supportive Housing is to help residents become self- sufficient through employment and return to family and community life. Services include:
- Counseling, group, family and individual psychotherapy, psychiatric services, and a Spanish Structured Outpatient Addictions Program (SOAP)
- Peer recovery coaching and community support program
- Integrated primary care services including diabetes management, HIV/STD testing, primary care and wellness services
- Support in activities with daily living, such as financial management, household management and domestic conflict resolution
- Vocational training, job counseling and educational opportunities
- Referrals and support for navigating other permanent housing resources such as BHA and MBHP
- Case management through the Supportive Housing Department (mandatory during the first year of tenancy)Admission Requirements:
To be eligible for supportive housing residency at Casa Esperanza, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Provide written documentation that your name is on the Boston Housing Authority’s waiting list for a Section 8 voucher.
- Be an adult, 18 years or older, with or without children.
- Have successfully completed at least six months at a state-licensed residential substance abuse treatment program.
- Be drug and alcohol-free for the past six months.
- Be in need of ongoing supportive services in maintaining sobriety; family unification and stabilization; and achieving economic self-sufficiency.
- Income restrictions apply. Please refer to the chart below for the most updated income eligibility limits based on family size.
Eligibility for occupancy will be determined by income, the applicant’s documented status as having successfully completed at least 6 months of residential treatment and having stayed clean and sober for the past 6 months, and her need for and expected participation in recovery and family stabilization services described above.
To apply to Supportive Housing, please fill out this form and fax it to the Director of Housing at (617) 318-1148. Please also schedule an appointment to discuss your case at (617) 445-1123 ext. 101.