FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2021
For more information, contact:
Ruth Leal, 617-367-6447 Ext. 29
MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING & SHELTER ALLIANCE PROGRAM MANAGER, BRIGHTON RESIDENT MONICA REGUEIRO, RECOGNIZED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS NONPROFIT NETWORK
Boston, Mass– Hobson Street resident Monica Regueiro, who oversees federally funded permanent supportive housing programs for the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) has been awarded the Nonprofit Excellence Award for her work as a young professional in the nonprofit sector by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN).
Regueiro was honored for her work at MHSA, where she manages six permanent supportive housing programs— representing 159 units of housing— for people who have experienced long-term homelessness as well as complex medical conditions.
According to Joe Finn, MHSA’s president and executive director, Regueiro is widely recognized as each program’s “linchpin” by landlords, service providers, tenants, funders, and colleagues alike. “Monica plays an essential role at MHSA, always demonstrating enthusiasm, engagement, and professionalism,” said Finn. “We join the MNN in saluting Monica for her tireless efforts on behalf of those experiencing homelessness.”
In addition to interacting with landlords, service providers, and funders, Regueiro, a graduate of Boston University, focuses on safety and communications, while also managing reporting and record-keeping.
Prior to joining MHSA, Regueiro served as Residential Support Staff with the Emergency Assistance shelter system, assisting families across the Commonwealth who were experiencing homelessness. During her more than five-year tenure, she supported homeless families, helping them obtain permanent housing and work toward economic self-sufficiency.
Each year, MNN honors the passion and impact of nonprofit professionals and organizations in the state’s nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Excellence Awards are presented to six nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative, and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth. MNN held a virtual award ceremony on Wednesday, June 23 to honor those who have shown excellence in the nonprofit sector over the past year. This year, MNN recognized the Hildreth Institute with the Excellence in Advocacy Award; Found in Translation with the Excellence in Innovation Award; Dr. Geralde Gabeau from Immigrant Family Services Institute with the Excellence in Leadership Award; Backyard Growers with the Excellence in Resilience Award; It Takes a Village with the Excellence as a Small Nonprofit Award; and MHSA Program Manager, Monica Regueiro with the Excellence as a Young Professional Award.
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts. Through advocacy, collaboration, education, and innovative program development, MHSA focuses on evidence-based solutions that reduce public reliance on emergency resources and prioritize access to stable housing and individualized support services. MHSA draws on the on-the-ground experience of its 95 member agencies from across Massachusetts to inform its advocacy and program development. MHSA’s unique position as an intermediary between public agencies and homeless service providers enables it to create solutions to homelessness that have the greatest impact. For more information, please visit www.mhsa.net.