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Last updated: 2/6/18

Boston’s Way Home

An action plan to end veteran and chronic homelessness in Boston.

​​As a city, Boston has been pushing toward the goal of ending chronic and veteran homelessness.  

Since Mayor Walsh launched Boston's Way Home, the City's plan to reach this goal, Boston has ended chronic veteran homelessness  To date, we have housed more than 850 homeless veterans.  

Now, we are expanding our efforts to end all chronic homelessness in Boston. To find out how we will reach this goal, please read our plan and updates below. 

See our one-year report

Find out more about our plans

Chronically Homeless Individuals Housed as of October 31, 2017


News and Announcements

Latest news
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Feb 14

Consultant selected, tasked with creating action plan to end youth homelessness

Mayor's Office
homeless census launch from city hall
Feb 1

Mayor Walsh leads 38th annual Homeless Census

Mayor's Office
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Jan 25

Boston recognized by Bloomberg Philanthropies for excellence in government services

Mayor's Office
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Jan 24

Mayor Walsh appointed Housing Chair for United States Conference of Mayors

Mayor's Office

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.

New Life Furniture Bank is an essential partner in the City's initiative to end chronic and veteran homelessness. They need a variety of different types of volunteers. View more information. 

New England Center and Homes for Veterans is ending homelessness through housing and employment. See more information about volunteering

Friends of Boston's Homeless is dedicated to helping people move beyond homelessness into stability. See more information about volunteer opportunities.

St Francis HouseWhether they work in the kitchen, distribute clothing, or assist with mock interviews, our volunteers help ensure the quality of our services for Boston’s poor and homeless. 

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.