“Our Administration is pleased to partner with these innovative organizations who share our commitment to providing quality service and care for Massachusetts residents,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. “We continue to think innovatively to solve complex issues such as addressing housing and homelessness, and we look forward to further addressing the needs within the community, creating positive results, and delivering savings for the Commonwealth through these partnerships.”
“It’s imperative that states work to pull people with the most complex issues out of the revolving door of homelessness and costly crisis health services,” said Deborah DeSantis, President and CEO. “Research shows supportive housing’s promise in dramatically improving health outcomes for tenants. This tremendous partnership and the Commonwealth’s leadership offer an exciting and innovative way to bring this solution to the most vulnerable people in Massachusetts and a new model for the nation.”
Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to issue a competitive process to obtain services using social innovation financing and it is extremely exciting that one of the two focus areas is ending homelessness for some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable individuals. Is this model one that New Jersey can look to?