Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions we receive.
According to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, “A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation.”
There are many causes of homelessness. Homelessness can occur due to unemployment, family disputes, domestic violence, not being able to find affordable housing, or even poor mental health.
In order to be placed in Casa Nueva Vida, you must be referred to us by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).
You can go to www.mass.gov/dta or you can contact the central office at (877) 382-2363
Our only requirement is that you (whether a single parent or a couple) must have a child, or be expecting a child. There is no age limit or gender requirement.
Families at Casa Nueva Vida stay until they find affordable housing.
Yes, if you are currently employed you can still live at Casa Nueva Vida.
Yes, shelter assistance is different from welfare assistance.
Pets are not allowed.
No, you do not all qualify as a same household. Each head of household with a dependent must apply individually.
Yes, you may own a vehicle while staying at Casa Nueva Vida.
Only if you have a dependent that was born in the United States.