CBA is proud to recognize Caritas Communities as our 2019 Charitable Partner
Caritas serves more than 1,000 citizens of Greater Boston who would otherwise not be able to afford housing in our city and state. They enable working men and women on minimum wage, veterans experiencing post-service challenges, and low-income elderly and disabled citizens to live in a clean, safe home that they can afford.
HUD estimates that there are approximately 20,000 homeless people a night in Massachusetts, and the Boston Mayor’s Office estimates approximately 2,000 homeless people a night in the city. Many of these homeless citizens work, but because of out-of-reach housing costs, they live in unsafe, substandard housing, in shelters, or on the streets.
Caritas Communities strives to prevent new instances of homelessness by providing affordable housing to working people who earn significantly less than the area’s median income, who are often living paycheck to paycheck. Residents need their Caritas home more than ever in the current economic environment. The median income for our residents is $20,700, which means that they cannot afford market rent. Caritas is committed to continuing to house our most disadvantaged neighbors to prevent homelessness and to restore dignity and hope in our residents’ lives.
To learn more about Caritas Communities, please visit their website
For more information about getting involved with CBA's charitable initiative's, please contact Adrienne Maley, Executive Director at [email protected].