Boston’s Way Home
Working together as a city, we can end chronic homelessness in Boston. In 2015, Mayor Walsh set an aggressive goal to end chronic homelessness by 2018. Our homeless services and housing providers are among the best in the country. Working together we have effectively ended chronic homelessness among veterans in our City. Read the plan and our updates by clicking the links below.
Now, the City has turned its attention to ending all chronic homelessness by 2018. As of May 2017, more than 300 chronically homeless individuals have been housed.
Boston awarded $2.4 million to increase access to housing and recovery support services
How Can I Help?How Can I Help?
Finding safe and affordable units for homeless individuals in Boston is our goal, and we can’t do it without you! The City of Boston is piloting a Landlord Guarantee Fund. We're giving resources and financial help to small landlords new to renting to homeless households. Other cities have put in place similar programs and found success.
Program participation benefits include motivated tenants, a dedicated landlord partner, access to landlord resources including mediation services, and access to funds for losses including unpaid rent and excessive damages. Through this program, we are creating opportunities for you to provide a stable place to call home for some of the most vulnerable residents in our City.
More than 5,000 volunteers every year help Pine Street Inn provide shelter, housing and other crucial services to homeless men and women. Donations of time and talent help us continue the mission of ending homelessness.