Nueva Vida Supportive Housing

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Nueva Vida Supportive Housing provides a safe, recovery-oriented home. 

Supportive housing with case management provides residents with a safe, recovery-oriented environment to call home.

Casa Esperanza is an equal-opportunity, fair housing provider in Boston. Nueva Vida provides affordable, permanent solo and family housing. Our apartments are spacious, well-maintained, and smoke-free. Most units are Section 8, eligible. A few units are not subsidized.   

Tenants receive opioid overdose prevention, recognition, and response training and access to naloxone. Our buildings are near MBTA stops, schools, parks, and local attractions. Many tenants feel the biggest benefit is living in a recovery-oriented peer community. 

All tenants receive ongoing case management. Their caseworkers help with life skills and household management. Our goal is to help tenants create a safe, comfortable home where they can thrive.  

Tenants also have access to all our on-site behavioral health, primary care, and support services. We provide all services in Spanish and English. 

Nueva Vida Supportive Housing includes: 

  • 15 Single Room Occupancy units 
  • 14 studio apartments 
  • 8 family apartments 

Nueva Vida Eligibility Criteria

Applicants Required Documentation:

  • Name is on the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 waitlist 
  • Household has at least one adult (18+) 
  • One or more qualifying physical/mental disability (ex. substance use disorder/mental illness) 
  • Recent homeless status 

Tenants sign a Good Neighbor Agreement to help maintain a safe, collaborative community. They must also benefit from ongoing case management.

Nueva Vida Application Process:  

Prospective tenants must submit a housing application in Spanish or English and consent forms. Please also schedule an appointment to discuss your case at (617) 906-6515 x1121 or email [email protected]. Applicants may self-certify for their eligibility assessment. We must have third-party verification for our final occupancy screening.  

Our integrated care model quickly identifies tenants at risk of relapse or struggling to maintain housing. Those in need of further support are provided with higher-intensity crisis management services. Caseworkers help tenants learn skills essential to maintaining stable housing. Our goal is to support tenants so they can create and maintain a safe, comfortable home.  

Tenants may also enroll in Familias Unidas Outpatient Clinic, which offers behavioral health services, primary care, and numerous recovery support services. All services are available in Spanish and English.  

Casa Esperanza, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, culture, language, national origin, religion, faith, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, family status, age, disability, or any other status protected by law. 

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