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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Homelessness

Date outcomes contract signed: Dec 2014

Start date of service provision: Dec 2015

Capital raised (minimum): USD 2.50m

Service users: 800 individuals


The intervention is based on the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance's "Home & Healthy for Good" model. This program provides flexible funding for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. More specifically, participants are housed and connected with appropriate mainstream resources such as physical and behavioral health care services, and other services brokered through community support services designed and proven to promote housing retention and good health.

Target population

Individuals defined as "chronically homeless" by US Department of Housing & Urban Development or identified as homeless, anticipated high-cost users of emergency services.



  • United States

Service delivery locations

  • Greater Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Quincy, Brockton, Framingham, Western Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Cape Ann

Outcome metrics

  • Reduction in homelessness - Qualified Participant Days. Number of Qualified Participant Days continuously housed in permanent supportive housing as part of the program (after 12 consecutive months of being succesfully housed). Housing retention rate reflected in payment terms.
  • Reduction in homelessness - Qualified Former Participant Days. Qualified Former Participant Days (participants who discontinue their participation in the program for approved reasons) continuously housed in permanent supportive housing as part of the program. Housing retention rate reflected in payment terms.

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