“Everything is brand new, rugs, everything. JoJo is still adjusting. She’s used to a lot of people… being around all the people at the shelter.” – Edward J.

Housing First

LTLC supports our clients throughout their journey as they take each step to permanent, affordable housing. We have adopted Housing First as our approach to ending homelessness. We aim to rehouse people as soon as possible, and we provide support services that encourage housing stability.

Our approach matches what people experiencing homelessness want and seek our help to achieve, and it is particularly effective for people who have lost their homes due to a personal crisis.

  • We provide intensive services for the chronically homeless.
  • Many of our programs, including the Meals program, are open to the wider community.
  • Clients can continue to access these programs after they move into new homes.

Housing First is a national model recognized for its success in assisting those who are homeless due to crisis achieve independence, saving the system considerable costs.

Our agency owns 12 single occupancy apartments, 55 below market Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units, and 6 units of housing for chronically homeless individuals.

Often times our devoted case managers help people move into new homes by renting moving vans, obtaining furniture, linens, and housewares, and helping them move. Many clients choose to continue to have a strong relationship with their case managers to ensure they remain housed and connected to LTLC services and support.

LTLC remains open through the COVID-19 pandemic catering to the basic and case management needs of the homeless population within the Merrimack Valley. We continue to follow social distancing protocols and sanitize our premises for the health and safety of our community, clients and staff. Contact for more information on shelter operations