Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing MASH

Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, United Way of Massachusetts Bay (UWMB), and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). MASH, which was originally formed for the Pay for Success initiative, is dedicated to developing and expanding low-threshold permanent supportive housing (PSH) as a solution to homelessness in the Commonwealth.  

MASH Development and Capacity Building Grants 

The Massachusetts State Legislature designated $15 million for MASH in 2021 to expand PSH for unaccompanied adults experiencing homelessness who have complex medical and behavioral health conditions. The funds have a particular focus on addressing the public health emergency of homelessness exacerbated by COVID-19. 

MASH has since awarded 19 grants to expand PSH. MASH is also providing technical assistance and educational opportunities to increase the number and diversity of supportive housing developers in Massachusetts. 

  • Ten organizations were awarded $11.75 million to create 243 new PSH units.
  • Nine organizations received $1.328 million to enhance their capacity to develop and operate PSH.

The MASH projects are located throughout the Commonwealth: 

MASH Map 2.2.24

MASH Development and Capacity Building Grant Funds

MASH Capacity Building Projects

Bethel A.M.E. Church – New Bedford

Commonwealth Land Trust – Boston

Justice 4 Housing, Springfield

Mashpee Wampanoag TribeMashpee

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn

Metro North Housing Corporation, Malden

NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS), Southeastern MA

St. Francis House, Boston

Together We Stand Corporation, Fall River

To learn more, contact Verna Skeete, MASH Program Manager at the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, who can be reached at