Housing and Homelessness Prevention

Community Outreach

NSCAP’s Community Outreach Program assists chronically homeless people and potentially homeless people to stabilize their lives by assisting with the housing search, rental startup costs, and short term subsidies, while encouraging self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.  Additionally, NSCAP’s Community Outreach Program assists people afflicted by HIV/AIDS to find housing and obtain appropriate services to become or remain independent.  Personal case management services are key to the success of the Community Outreach Program.  For more information, or to book an appointment contact Heidi Williams, Program Director at NSCAP, (978) 531-0767 ex 310, or hwilliams@nscap.org . Caseworker Michael Brown (978)531-0767 Ex 311 mbrown@nscap.org.

Housing Pathways

We provide homeless families referred by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) with temporary shelter in local apartments, help them search for permanent affordable housing and provide case-management services before and after they have moved into permanent housing.  We combine career development and employment with housing, case management and clinical services, to give families the possible chance for success and self-sufficiency. The program also offers families workshops on topics such as financial management, resume writing, job placement and retention, networking strategies and affordable housing.


Housing Pathways is for families with children and pregnant women who are experiencing homelessness. Placement in the program is dependent on a referral from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

How to Access

Families seeking emergency housing should go in person to the satellite office of DHCD located at the Department of Transitional Assistance office at 35 Congress Street in Salem.

Contact: Housing Pathways Program Director, Mary Marte
Email: mmarte@nscap.org
Call: 978-531-0767 x308

Housing Law Program

Our Housing Law Program (HLP) provides free legal help to people who cannot afford the services of a private attorney.  We specialize in providing this legal assistance in housing-related matters,
including eviction defense, obtaining and keeping affordable public and subsidized housing, and serious unsafe housing conditions. The HLP also provides HOUSING LAW WORKSHOPS  to community organizations.

Pro Bono Housing Law Project

This Project includes private attorneys who volunteer their time to provide free legal representation in housing-related matters to people who cannot otherwise afford private legal services.  This Project is coordinated through our Housing Law Program and the Lawyer for a Day Program of the Northeast Housing Court.  Our HLP provides free training and mentoring to participating pro bono attorneys. Please contact the Housing Law Program.

The next FREE TRAINING on Tenant – Landlord Law  is Friday, February 8, 2019.       REGISTER Now!  

Before the live training on February 8, you can also take our online training course. Click here to begin the new online training course.

Click here for other housing-related resources and information.

“Thank you NSCAP for helping us with temporary shelter, and a permanent place to live.”


NSCAP provides social services that enable low-income families and individuals to obtain the skills and knowledge they need to become economically self-sufficient, civically engaged, and to live in dignity and decency.

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Peabody, MA 01960