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Support the Annual Save Our Homes Walk – June 9th

As organizers, service providers, and neighbors we know timely, direct assistance to individuals and families can be the most cost-effective way to prevent and end homelessness. We also know that funding for this valuable solution is scarce. Last year the Save Our Homes Walk helped dozens of Somerville households with your help. Grants were used for security deposits, rent arrearages, utility bills, and moving costs associated with stabilizing housing. These grants kept families in their homes, adults at their jobs, and kids in school. These grants helped preserve the affordability and diversity of our Somerville community.

The annual Save Our Homes Walk is organized by the Save Our Homes Walk Coalition, which is a coalition to prevent homelessness organized by the City of Somerville Office of Housing Stability (OHS), Somerville Community Corporation (SCC), Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CSLS), and Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC).

Our goal is to raise $40,000 – a little less than the average cost of shelter and services for a year for one family—to be used for approximately 40 grants to help secure stable housing for individuals and families. You can help three ways:

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

For tenants of the 100 Homes program, if you are in need of an urgent repair please call 1-617-410-9915. For life-threatening or other emergencies please call 911.

Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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