Boston CORT Works to Combat Homelessness in the Community

Driven to make communities better, CORT has partnered with FamilyAid Boston to help furnish one of their newest supportive, affordable housing units for homeless parents and children as part of FamilyAid Boston’s HOMES program, an incremental approach to affordable housing growth.

Families move directly into these units, located in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester, from a shelter. They pay an affordable rent while receiving comprehensive and personal case-management from FamilyAid Boston to help them gain the skills and resources they need for long-term stability and self-sufficiency.

FamilyAid Boston is a 100-year-old non-profit committed to helping families in the greater Boston area avoid homelessness.

“There will always be a need for large-scale affordable housing developments. But those projects often take a long time,” said Richard Ring, president of FamilyAid Boston. “Our families need housing right now, and this is the most effective way we can create it for them – by purchasing existing buildings and harnessing the support of generous private partners like CORT.”

Over the past 10 years, CORT has worked with FamilyAid Boston to provide furnishings for nearly 1,000 shelter housing units. With this project, CORT will make families feel more at home in their new residence by supplying each unit with furniture for three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. By providing everything from sofas and nightstands to kitchen tables and beds, CORT is helping families create a new start after facing homelessness.

By creating an environment that enables success, CORT and FamilyAid Boston hope to end homelessness in the greater Boston area and create a stronger, more resilient community.

Left to right Dion Lamotte , CORT delivery manager; Annie Marcklinger Gordon, FamilyAid Boston director of development and external affairs; Brandon Lamphear, CORT Boston retail manager; Jim Meagher, CORT Boston district manager; Jean Jean, CORT delivery assistant; Daniel Ayala, FamilyAid Boston director of housing and stabilization services.