About Boston Homes for the Brave

No veteran who has taken an oath to defend our country should be homeless. And yet, many veterans are still living on the streets or in shelters in Boston.

In June of 2014, Mayor Martin Walsh and the City of Boston answered the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness issued by First Lady Michelle Obama to house all veterans by the end of 2015, and thus Boston Homes For The Brave was born. 

This initiative, an unprecedented collaboration of government and private agencies, housed 678 veterans between August 2013 and June 2015 alone. While this number is significant, our work to house homeless veterans is not over. We need you to help us bring the rest of our veterans home.

Call to Action: Help bring our veterans home!

  • LANDLORDS & PROPERTY MANAGERS: Do you have an available unit?  We will quickly match you with a veteran who is ready to come home.  List with us here.
  • EMPLOYERS: Do you have an employment opportunity? Let us help you fill your job opening, volunteer opportunity or training/internship program with qualified veterans.  List with us here.

Not a landlord or an employer with these specific resources on hand? You can still help a veteran move into housing!  Click here to donate today.

Upcoming Event: Cut-A-Thon Fundraiser

Join us Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Mackie’s Barber Shop in Milton, Massachusetts (located at 20 Central Ave, Milton, MA) for a day of festivities as we celebrate those who have served in our armed forces! Proceeds from every haircut help homeless veterans move into housing.

Visit our Events page for more information on the Homes for the Brave Cut-A-Thon!


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If you cannot make it to the event but would still like to support this event, consider making a donation.