Home & Healthy for Good: Ending chronic and long-term homelessness for unaccompanied adults in Massachusetts
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 alternative to temporary emergency shelter.
Today the Housing First model is a cost-effective and evidence-based strategy that replaces reliance on emergency resources with an end to homelessness. Individuals are placed in permanent, affordable housing without preconditions, and then assisted in achieving long-term stability. HHG participants receive case management services through one of 20+ providers across Massachusetts. Providers help participants to sustain housing and connect with behavioral health services, medical care, job training, and other resources.
Read the full report here: HHG Report – March 2023