The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance is a non-profit public policy advocacy organization with the singular mission of ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1988 by a dedicated group of “first responders” working with unsheltered adults in Greater Boston, MHSA initiates solutions to move people out of crisis to permanence throughout Massachusetts. In this video, Executive Director Joe Finn explains MHSA’s Home & Healthy for Good program, a Housing First initiative in partnership with Dr. Jessie Gaeta. In 2010, Home & Healthy for Good was selected as a Social Innovator by Root Cause and its Social Innovation Forum.
Click here to watch a short video with Joe Finn explaining the Housing First movement. Click here to read a longer NPi interview with Joe Finn about the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance’s work.