BOSTON, MA - Starting April 1, 2016 Hearth's Anna Bissonnette House in the South End and Ruth Cowin House in Brookline will no longer be accepting applications due to the large number of applicants.
Currently there are over 600 people on the waitlist for these two buildings with a combined total of 49 units and a very low turnover rate.
"The demand for permanent, affordable housing with on-site services far surpasses capacity," said Hearth President & CEO Mark Hinderlie.
Hearth's Preliminary Housing Application is still being accepted for Ruggles Affordable Assisted Living. Individuals interested in Hearth's other properties - Elsie Frank House, Hearth at Burroughs Street, Hearth at Olmsted Green, and Uphams Corner ElderHouse - should apply using the Boston Housing Authority application.
Connecting with a housing advocate is the best way to get housing. Hearth's Outreach and Prevention Programs work with homeless and at-risk older adults and seniors in need of housing. More information about Hearth’s programs is available on their website: www.hearth-home.org.