Boston’s Way Home
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.
Consultant selected, tasked with creating action plan to end youth homelessness
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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.