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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

413

News and Announcements

Latest news
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Mar 27

Mayor Walsh announces gains towards a more equitable Boston

Mayor's Office
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Mar 27

$3 million in gifts to aid Boston's Way Home fund

Neighborhood Development
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Feb 22

Boston awarded $15 million in new funding for affordable housing

Mayor's Office
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Feb 14

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

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.