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Gloucester Housing Authority

259 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01931
(978) 281-4770
Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi year waiting lists.

Catholic Charities – North Massachusetts

Lynn and Gloucester
280 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
(781) 593-2312
Services: rent payment assistance, free food, mortgage help and payment assistance, rental deposit assistance, or electric, heating, water, and gas bill payment assistance in Essex County. There is also free general legal aid and advice, immigration/ naturalization services, teen parent/pregnant teen education programs, parenting/ family support groups and day camps, and pregnancy counseling.

Action Emergency Homeless Shelter

370 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-4125
Homeless shelter for men and women. Accepts up to 16 men and 4 women.
Allows up to 90 days at shelter.
Services: Counseling; 2 meals/day; Spanish; handicap accessible; limited medical care (referrals); visiting nurse.
Must be sober.
First come first serve.

Action, Inc.

180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 283-7874.
• Energy Services – Can help low income individuals pay heating bills during those cold winter months. Get information on heating oil programs, and financial aid. Learn about the Citgo Free Oil Heat program.
• Heating system repair or replacement – If your system is not working properly, you may qualify for a free heating heating or repairs.
• Weatherization – Save on your winter heating and summer cooling bills from this free energy conserving program. Get energy saving updates to your home.
• Job programs – Get training, career counseling, information on local employers, job placement, and services such as computer training and resume review.
Housing and rent – Get information about emergency rental assistance programs and eviction prevention. Staff from Action Inc. work to prevent and reverse homelessness in the region.
• Service Areas: Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich (and sometimes Hamilton)

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