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JAS Housing Services

By Just-A-Start Corporation

Photo of one of JAS's affordable housing units.

We help prevent homelessness through mediation to resolve disputes between tenants and landlords and by administering emergency financial assistance.

This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday.


Elizabeth Winston
Housing Services Program Manager


Additional information

JAS mediators also resolve qualifying consumer disputes referred by district courts or the MA Attorney General's Office. JAS offers an array of services to meet the needs of low-income homeowners in Cambridge, including advisory services for condominium association finances, management, compliance, and leadership development.

Mediation 2016 brochure.pdf


1035 Cambridge Street #12
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States

Wellington Harrington

Housing Services staff work with clients at JAS's office, at district courts, and at other meeting locations that are convenient for them. Appointments are required. For more information contact Elizabeth Winston, Housing and Mediation Services Program Manager, at or 617-918-7518.

Wheelchair accessible

For whom

Age Adult.

JAS’s Housing Services are provided free of charge in Cambridge for most participants. For residents of other Metro North communities, please contact us to determine whether you are eligible for our services.


Contact us for more information.

No application or registration needed.