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Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission

About Just-A-Start

Just-A-Start is a community development corporation dedicated to promoting equity by creating access to stable housing and building pathways to economic opportunity. We build and preserve affordable housing, offer education and workforce training, and provide housing resources and services to low- to moderate-income people in Cambridge and nearby communities. Now in our 52nd year, we serve approximately 3,000 individuals and families annually.

Vision and Mission

Just-A-Start’s vision is an equitable community where everyone can secure a solid economic foundation.

Our mission is to promote equity by creating access to stable housing and building pathways to economic opportunity.

Goals

A Secure Home… JAS increases housing stability and options for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. JAS is a responsible developer and owner of quality affordable housing and works to preserve these important assets and expand housing opportunities. JAS helps families stabilize their housing and assure safe, long-term housing security.

A Sustaining Career… JAS builds economic resiliency and mobility for low- and moderate-income individuals and families by helping develop marketable skills and access career opportunities to attain economic stability and build a better future.

An Engaged Community… JAS expands leadership opportunities and community engagement for low- to moderate-income individuals and families, and empowers people to use their voices and capabilities to strengthen their communities.