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 Development and Capacity Building Grant Funds
MASH Development Projects
Action Inc., Gloucester
Berkshire Housing Development Corporation, Pittsfield
Caritas Communities, Inc – Quincy
Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI), Lowell
Independent Housing Solutions, Inc., Northampton
Louison House, North Adams
NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS), Attleboro
Renaissance Development, Springfield
Worcester Community Housing Resources, Worcester
MASH Capacity Building Projects
Bethel A.M.E. Church – New Bedford
Commonwealth Land Trust – Boston
Justice 4 Housing, Springfield
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Mashpee
Metro North Housing Corporation, Malden
NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS), Southeastern MA
St. Francis House, Boston
Together We Stand Corporation, Fall River