On August 5, 2016, The Boston Globe published “Walsh appoints special chronic homelessness adviser,” an article by Akilah Johnson about Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s recent appointment of Laila Bernstein as adviser to the mayor for the Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness. The City of Boston’s goal is to end chronic homelessness in Boston by 2018.
The article also highlights the Commonwealth’s Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness in Massachusetts. The Pay for Success initiative has placed over 250 people in permanent supportive housing its first year. The initiative is being implemented by the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH), a partnership of MHSA, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).