HomeBase Program

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ HomeBASE program provides flexible housing assistance to eligible homeless families, along with stabilization services to support those families once they secure housing.

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions (NHS) administers the HomeBASE program in Plymouth and Bristol counties but eligibility for it is determined by the state at any one of its Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) offices. In Southern MA, the DTA offices are located at:

  • 60 Main St., Brockton, 508-895-7000
  • 21 Spring St., Taunton, 508-884-5300
  • 1567 North Main St., Fall River, 508-646-6200
  • 160 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, 508-961-1300
  • 61 Industrial Park Rd., Plymouth, 508-732-3100

Please contact your local DTA office to determine your eligibility.

If your family is found eligible, the exact nature and amount of HomeBASE assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Job Training & Placement for HomeBASE Recipients

The families we assist through HomeBASE are eligible for one of two jobs programs with which NHS collaborates. These programs have placed over 400 HomeBASE participants into jobs by providing training, coaching, and placement services.

SER (Service, Employment, Redevelopment) National has local affiliates who provide workforce development programs for southern MA. SER-Jobs for Progress in Fall River runs the programs in Bristol County and Father Bill’s & MainSpring does so for Plymouth County.

NHS & HomeBASE

Since the program’s inception in 2011, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, along with our community partners — Catholic Social Services, Justice Resource Institute (JRI), Quincy Community Action Program (QCAP), and Father Bill’s & MainSpring — have housed well over 4,000 families through the HomeBASE program.

We and our partners continue to work with homeless families in shelters, motels, and those newly determined eligible to secure subsidized housing with the goal of substantially reducing the number of homeless families in our region.