The diverse array of housing options provided at Families in Transition does more than provide shelter for individuals and families who face homelessness. We also strive to provide our residents with a meaningful connection to their community and a true sense of home.
Our residential buildings in Manchester, Concord and Dover, New Hampshire house nearly 500 people on any given night. These refurbished historic sites and newly-built housing facilities are carefully planned and maintained with sustainable design principles. They offer clean, safe, affordable living to the many residents who come to call FIT home.
FIT provides an array of housing options to meet the diverse needs of homeless individuals and families.
- Manchester Emergency Housing (MEH) (7 bedrooms) is an emergency family shelter for homeless families that require immediate assistance. MEH is the only family shelter in Manchester.
- Lowell Street Housing Program (17 units) is shared housing for use by individuals and families in need of shelter while they wait for a Transitional or Permanent Supportive Housing unit to become available.
- Permanent Affordable Housing (72 units) is independent, subsidized housing available to members of the community at large who fall within established income requirements. Residents receive no supportive services.
- Permanent Supportive Housing (75 units) is independent housing for individuals and families with a documented disability. Housing is permanent and is accompanied by comprehensive supportive services
- Other Housing Assistance. By partnering with local landlords and housing agencies, FIT provides access to additional housing options for homeless individuals and families
- Transitional Housing (55 units) is independent housing that is utilized for 18-24 months and is accompanied by comprehensive supportive services.
FIT’s programming has been highly successful, enabling the vast majority of its participants to achieve stability and attain/maintain permanent housing. Over 80% of FIT participants move from Transitional Housing into Permanent Housing. In addition, over 85% of participants in Permanent Supportive Housing successfully maintain housing stability for six months or longer.