October 18, 2019

The Funds will be Paid Over Three Years to Help the Unhoused in Milton, Braintree, Quincy, and Randolph

Milton, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton has provided a $45,000 three-year grant to Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) to help the housing-insecure for local at-risk families and individuals.

“Housing has become a pressing issue lately with the rate of the unhoused growing in the state at an alarming rate,” said Richard Fernandez, president, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton. “Housing security is an important factor in a person’s health. We are fortunate to be able to partner with QCAP to address this issue locally to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

QCAP will provide direct client assistance to help at least 12 at-risk households a year (36 households total) from Quincy, Milton, Randolph and Braintree who have housing needs. The focus of this grant is to assist low-income, minority families and seniors that have eviction notices and are facing homelessness.

"QCAP is grateful to BID Milton for their support in preventing eviction for the low-income residents in our communities. The COVID-19 Pandemic and inflation have disproportionately impacted our low-income and minority clients, and these funds provide the support they need to maintain housing stability during a difficult time. Safe and affordable housing continues to be a community priority, and QCAP is thrilled to be working toward this goal through our partnership with BID Milton," Kristen Schlapp, Chief Operating Officer.

This is the second time BID Milton has awarded a $45,000, three-year grant to QCAP. Those funds assisted 92 individuals from 46 households who were facing eviction. The average income level of these individuals was $19,235 a year. Through the grant, QCAP was able to provide an average of $860 per household in rental assistance to prevent eviction. Learn more about this program.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton (BID Milton) is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals. More than 4,000 physicians and 38,000 employees share in a mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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