Home & Healthy for Good: Progress Report March 2024

Home & Healthy for Good provides flexible funding for low-barrier, permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic or long-term homelessness who struggle with mental illness, substance use disorders, and complex health conditions. Home & Healthy for Good also funds critical systems change work to advance the creation of supportive housing and solutions to homelessness. The…

Home & Healthy for Good: Progress Report July 2023

MHSA recently released the July 2023 Home & Healthy for Good Progress Report. Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) provides low-threshold permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic or long-term homelessness who have complex medical and behavioral health challenges. HHG funds are flexible, which means they can be used for housing operations, supportive services, and…

Siting Permanent Supportive Housing: Recommendations for Social, Economic, and Political Engagement

Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance releases, “Siting Permanent Supportive Housing: Recommendations for Social, Economic, and Political Engagement” Written and researched by Antonio Serna, Master in Public Policy Student, University of New Hampshire and Project Siting Intern at MHSA. Executive Summary Massachusetts is facing a housing crisis. High rental costs and low vacancy rates are making…

Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance releases the Home and Healthy For Good Progress Report: July – December 2022

Home & Healthy for Good: Ending chronic and long-term homelessness for unaccompanied adults in Massachusetts The History: In Fiscal Year 2007, the Massachusetts Legislature included funding in the state budget for a statewide Housing First program for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. This program became known as Home & Healthy for Good (HHG), and presented an…

PSH COVID-19 Relief Funds Final Report

Today, MHSA and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB) release a report and executive summary detailing the importance and impact of funding received for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) COVID-19 Relief. During the pandemic, tenants in PSH settings were at greater risk of becoming infected due to their complex health conditions and faced…

Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing Releases Report Demonstrating Success of Pay for Success Program

MHSA, in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMB), has released a report today demonstrating the success of the Pay for Success (PFS) program, which successfully housed 1,055 tenants. MHSA, CSH, and UWMB together make up the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH),…