Caritas Communities

150 Wood Road Suite 300
Braintree MA 02184

Phone: (781) 843-1242


Caritas Communities is a true leader in providing affordable, single-room housing for low-income residents in the Boston area, including properties on the South Shore. They own and manage 25 houses, providing housing for over 600 men and women in Greater Boston. These are not shelters, but permanent, affordable housing for their tenants.

Caritas residents are typically employed in service related jobs, earning at or near the minimum wage, and are unable to afford market rate apartments in the Boston area. Some residents have been homeless; many have avoided living in a shelter or on the street by moving to a Caritas rooming house.

Caritas provides residents with a clean, furnished room including a small refrigerator. Most residents share kitchens and baths. The rent includes utilities and, in most cases, free laundry. Each house has an on-site manager available to assist residents and oversee maintenance.