Programs that help people find affordable housing and secure loans; information and guidance on housing-related issues. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) administers the Commonwealth's public and subsidized housing programs; in addition, DHCD oversees the Emergency Assistance system that provides shelter to homeless families and individuals. Rent in most of DHCD's subsidized and public housing is kept at low, affordable rates. DHCD also works with community groups, advocates, and other municipal and state agencies to provide an array of options to people threatened with the loss of their homes. If you are having trouble staying in your current home, are searching for a more affordable home, or need emergency housing assistance of any kind, please contact DHCD at 617.573.1100. 

  • Abby’s House - Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, (Abby’s House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild.
  • Central Mass Housing Alliance - Recognizing the dignity of all, CMHA leads a collaborative response to homelessness that fosters long-term housing stability through prevention, quality services, education and advocacy.
  • CHAMP Welcome to CHAMP (Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Programs). Using this site, you will be able to apply for state-aided public housing and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP), and you will also be able to find any existing applications you may have.
  • Friendly House Shelter - The Friendly House Shelter & Scattered Sites Program is a temporary emergency shelter program providing short-term housing, extensive housing search and services to help families to become self-sufficient.
  • Homeless Shelter Directory- Listed are all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Worcester, MA and surrounding cities.
  • Housing and Property for Massachusetts: If you are looking for support and information about affordable housing, tenants/rental laws and rights or about being a homeowner in Massachusetts.
  • Housing Consumer Education Center We provide support to tenants, landlords, homeowners, and homebuyers with a myriad of needs. In addition, we also offer financial assistance for those struggling with rent payments, as well as lending services for elderly and mobility impaired homeowners. 
  • Housing Works HousingWorks mission is to improve the processes of finding, providing, and planning affordable housing through comprehensive data management and support services.
  • Jump Off Campus   Please note that the listing of properties herein is simply provided as a convenience to Quinsigamond Community College students and program participants. The owners of the properties listed are solely accountable for reporting information; fairly and accurately. QCC and Jumpoffcampus do not review, inspect or verify such information for fairness or accuracy, and QCC and Jumpoffcampus cannot and do not guarantee or vouch for the fairness or accuracy of the information provided. The inclusion of any property on this website does not constitute and shall not be construed or reported as 1) an endorsement or approval by QCC or Jumpoffcampus of the landlord, its properties or business practices, or 2) any warranty or representation by QCC or Jumpoffcampus as to the suitability, cleanliness, safety or other attributes of the properties, including but not limited to the properties' compliance with accessibility, building, safety or fire codes, nor any representation as to the owners or their management agents (where applicable). QCC expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such properties and with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such properties. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating prospective properties and landlords. Further QCC does not specifically endorse or certify Jumpoffcampus and provides this link for informational purposes only.
  • LUK Young Adult Housing Programs - LUK offers a variety of supported housing opportunities for young adults.  They require a call and an intake for supportive services.
  • MLAC COVID Eviction Assistance- The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation  (MLAC) will manage a new COVID Eviction Legal Help Project to provide urgently needed legal assistance in pandemic-related eviction cases. The CELH Project will expand the capacity of existing legal aid organizations to provide essential help to income-eligible tenants facing eviction due to COVID-19 and to landlords who are income-eligible owner-occupants of two- and three-family homes. The program is part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Eviction Diversion Initiative, to support tenants and landlords facing financial challenges caused by the pandemic. The goal of this initiative is to keep tenants safely in their homes and to support the ongoing expenses of landlords after the Commonwealth’s pause of evictions and foreclosures expired on October 1.
  • Shelter Listings This database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.
  • Worcester Housing Authority The mission of the Worcester Housing Authority is to enhance the Worcester community by creating and sustaining decent, safe, and affordable housing that champions stability and self-sufficiency for our residents.
  • Worcester Housing Connection The Greater Worcester Housing Connection provides housing and supportive services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals in the Worcester region towards the community goal of ending homelessness.
  • Worcester Roommates  Find roommates in Worcester, MA with com. Browse hundreds of profiles with photos, search and contact potential Worcester, Massachusetts roommates for free.
  • YWCA Transitional Housing for Women Women who have experienced issues of domestic violence, in need of short-term housing, have access to safe, affordable dormitory style living quarters at One Salem Square for four weeks up to two For a modest program fee, each resident has a private room with essential furnishings and access to a community kitchen and living area.