We change lives by connecting people with affordable housing opportunities.
When we help homeless families find homes, we also help them get back on their feet and plan for a brighter future.
Are you ready for a home of your own? We can help you figure out where to start.
Armed with the right homebuyer education and services, you can achieve the dream of homeownership.
We'll work with you to navigate the complex world of housing.
Our Housing Consumer Education Center provides workshops and counseling for tenants, homeowners, homebuyers, and landlords.
We can help you set financial goals, so you can become more economically independent.
After we’ve assisted you with housing, we provide counseling to improve your budgeting and money management skills.
South Shore Housing is now Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts.
Our name has changed to better reflect our geographic reach and the broad spectrum of services and education we offer.

An affordable home is the foundation for building stronger families and better futures.

Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts (formerly South Shore Housing) is a nonprofit organization serving Plymouth and Bristol counties. We wear many hats, but our overarching goal is to help people find affordable housing as a way to gain stability in their lives. Our programs, education, training, and resources help low-to-moderate income clients get back on their feet, including people who are homeless and in crisis. We also work with property developers, service providers, and municipalities to create and support affordable housing. How can we help you?

 

Housing Solutions and its partners cut the ribbon on 56 affordable apartments

Housing Solution for Southeastern Mass. invites you to join us for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovations of 56 affordable family apartments at Carpenter’s Glen in Taunton and Cranberry Manor in Wareham.

Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 am
Carpenter’s Glen, 2106 County Street, East Taunton

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Special Guests:
Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary of the Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development

Mayor Tom Hoye, Taunton

RSVP to: jnickerson@housingsolutionssema.org
or 781-422-4224

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Are you in danger of losing your home? We offer resources, guidance, and technical assistance.
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If you want to learn more about how to be an effective owner and/ or manager of a rental property, we can help.
News Updates
Housing Solutions Celebrates “Opening Doors” for Homeless Families
Housing Solutions for Southeastern Mass. celebrated its success, along with local partners, at housing over 1000 homeless families over the last year at a reception at our Kingston headquarters on June 17. We were joined by State Senator Vinny deMacedo and State Representative Tom Calter and approximately 50 partners and local officials. Read more

Senator deMacedo and Rep. Calter joined Executive Director Carl Nagy-Koechlin in cutting the ribbon on a recently constructed wheelchair ramp and other office improvements.

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“Through our work we have opened doors into stable housing for thousands of low income and formerly homeless families,” said Nagy-Koechlin. “It seems fitting to celebrate that and to thank our partners at the same time as we open the doors to our more accessible office.”

Over the last year, Housing Solutions and its partners have housed 190 families who had been sheltered in motels. The agency and its partners helped hundreds of other homeless families secure housing before they ended up in shelters or motels. Housing Solutions has accomplished this through the use of housing assistance through the State’s HomeBASE program, which provides a flexible housing assistance to eligible homeless families.

“It’s so much cheaper to house families than to put them up in shelters or motels,” says Jean Riley of Plymouth, who serves as Housing Solutions’ Vice President, “to say nothing of what it means to a family to have a place to call home.”

 

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Grant Funds Help Housing Solutions Change Lives
Grant fundraising is an increasingly important ingredient in Housing Solutions’ plans to assist people to secure stable housing and move forward economically. While public funds support many of our programs and provide vital housing assistance resources, private grants provide flexible funds that often have impact well beyond the actual dollar amount of the grant. Read more

Grants to our SSTAP domestic violence transitional program, including a recent $7,500 grant from Pilgrim Bank (see photo), have enabled us to support families with furnishings as they graduate from the program and start new chapters in their lives. For families who have escaped abuse with just the clothes on their back, support like this is priceless.

Pilgrim Bank SSTAP grant check presentation 2016

Grant funds for our Housing Consumer Education Center from Eastern Bank (see photo below) and B.J.’s Charitable Foundation have enabled us to augment staffing and focus more on linking clients to job training resources that can help them increase their incomes.

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In the last two years we’ve raised approximately $25,000 to provide mini-grants of up to $1,000 for participants of our Family Self Sufficiency program for things like community college registration fees, fees for professional certification exams, cosmetic dental surgery to help participants present more effectively in job interviews. These funds from Webster Bank, Frederick E. Weber Charities, the Harold Brooks Foundation, Sovereign Bank, the George A. Ramlose Foundation and the Abelard A. Roy Foundation have opened up opportunities for families that are well in excess of the relatively small funding we provided through this grant-supported fund.

 

 

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Executive Director, Carl Nagy-Koechlin, and new Board member, Nicole Brienzi talk about Housing Solution’s programs on WATD
Executive Director, Carl Nagy-Koechlin and Nicole Brienzi, a Family Self-Sufficiency graduate, homebuyer and prospective board member were recently interviewed on WATD talk show. Read more
Incomes rise, but many Mass. families still in need
Mass. poverty rate is same as costs go up; for some, economy’s gains of little help. Read more

By Katie Johnston, Boston Globe, September 17, 2015

Median household income rose slightly in Massachusetts between 2013 and 2014, while the poverty level remained essentially unchanged, according to census data to be released Thursday. But the need among low-income families is growing in many parts of the state, social service agencies say — in some cases exceeding levels seen during the recession.

Many factors contribute to this apparent discrepancy. Housing and heating costs continue to rise in Massachusetts as hourly wages stagnate, putting more families on the margins, even if they are not considered poor by federal standards, according to public policy researchers. In addition, rising household income is not being distributed evenly, with the largest share going to the highest-income households.

“While the economy has improved, it has improved less for the lower-income people we serve,” said Carl Nagy-Koechlin, executive director at South Shore Housing in Kingston, which runs several housing assistance programs. “Whatever improvements there may be with wages and lower unemployment are wiped out or worse by rising housing prices.”

Read more on bostonglobe.com >

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Events and Programs
Upcoming Workshops
Sep
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First Time Homebuyer Workshop 2 Day Class
September 26, 2016   5:30PM
Housing Solutions for Southeastern Mass