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Northampton Teen Housing Expansion Project

 

Help us build affordable housing for youth experiencing homelessness in Hampshire County!

 

 

What we are fundraising for

We are currently fundraising to continue construction on our Northampton Teen Housing location in Northampton MA, located near Smith Vocational High school. This location is conveniently located near an urgent care facility, a bus route, and multiple schools. This building will be adjacent to our recently renovated 4 bedroom / 2 apartment building. This additional building will consist of 4 single bedroom efficiency units, as well as a program space for staff to work with youth. Our primary goal for this building is to expand the housing options for homeless and at risk youth in the Hampshire County. The apartments will be fully furnished with 3 month auto-renewing leases, and rent will be based on what the youth are able to afford. These 3 month auto-renewing leases will provide youth with greater flexibility than a traditional one year lease.

How it works for the Youth

Youth will work with DIAL/SELF case managers during the application process, during their time staying in NTH, and if they wish, after they no longer live in NTH. Our role as an agency is to support youth and aid them in their upward trajectory toward independent adulthood. Case managers will be available to help the youth learn what resources are available in the community, as well as help them achieve their educational goals, career goals, and personal goals.

 

How you can help

We are currently exploring multiple funding options through various private and governmental organizations. If you would like to contribute directly toward the Northampton Teen Housing expansion project, you can do so directly through our squareup account here!

More pictures of the project!

Architect's rendition of the outside of the building

Architect's rendition of an efficiency apartment

Architect's rendition of the program space for staff to meet with Youth

Architect's rendition of a hallway between apartments

View more pictures in our facebook album, including progress pictures of the new construction!