HomeStart hosts several fundraising events throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or participating in one of our annual events, contact Carrie Neff at 617.542.0338 x275 or via e-mail at


Keys to the House

For 16 years, Boston’s Real Estate Community has helped organize Keys to the House in the South End to give back to our community by supporting HomeStart’s mission to end and prevent homelessness in the greater Boston area. Each year the event is held at a luxury apartment, condo, gallery or house for lease or sale. This summer cocktail party consists of live music, gourmet food from a Boston Chef, networking, a silent auction, and HomeStart clients sharing their stories.
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HomeStart Fall Gala

The gala is a fundraising event that celebrates the continued success of the organization through a fun-filled evening consisting of a dinner and an auction. City officials, members of the Boston community, HomeStart sponsors, and the HomeStart team gather together to celebrate HomeStart’s success in providing permanent housing for the homeless of the Greater Boston area, as well as thank those who have allowed the organization to help those in need and to further spread awareness on homelessness prevention.

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ICycle is a series of outdoor spin classes with different corporate teams riding every hour to raise money for our high-impact programs. This year ICycle will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at One International Place in Boston. Approximately 400 riders will get a taste of what it must be like to live without a home as they push themselves physically in tough New England winter conditions.
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About Us

HomeStart has grown and adapted since its launch in 1994.  Our growth has consistently promoted the clear vision and agenda of housing solutions to end and prevent homelessness. Learn More »

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From Housing Search, Stabilization and Prevention, to Housing First, Vacancy Clearinghouse and Veteran Services - visit our Services page to learn about what we do and how it’s done. Learn More »