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Homelessness Prevention

Homelessness Prevention

Just-A-Start professionals work to prevent evictions and homelessness through mediation, stabilization, referral, and for eligible clients, financial assistance.

Financial Assistance

Just-A-Start professionals help eligible at-risk tenants avoid homelessness by administering emergency financial assistance and coordinating available social supportive services. Tenants must meet income and geographic eligibility and must be going through an eviction to be eligible for this program.

Rapid Re-Housing

Just-A-Start also rapidly re-houses and stabilizes eligible homeless households that have ties to the City of Cambridge through housing search, rental assistance and case management.


For more information contact Elizabeth Winston, Housing and Mediation Services Program Manager, at or 617-918-7518.