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Organization DBA --
Former Names Greater Boston Housing and Shelter Alliance (1996)
Greater Boston Shelter Alliance (1990)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes


Mission StatementMORE »

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a nonprofit public policy advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts.

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a nonprofit public policy advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $9,575,643.00
Projected Expense $9,575,212.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Rapid Re-Housing
  • Home & Healthy for Good
  • Home Front
  • Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau
  • Pay for Success (PFS)

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Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is a nonprofit public policy advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts.

Background Statement

MHSA was founded in 1988 by Greater Boston homeless service providers and citizens seeking to create a coordinated strategy to end homelessness. Today MHSA represents nearly 100 community-based member agencies operating programs that serve homeless individuals across the Commonwealth. MHSA advocates at the local, state and federal levels for policy and practice to end homelessness through the development of strategies that address the intertwined and unmet health care, income and housing needs of homeless individuals and those at risk of homelessness.
Since its founding, MHSA has worked closely with its members, public officials and the private sector to shift the focus of the Commonwealth’s response to homelessness from emergency shelter to low-threshold, permanent supportive housing. MHSA’s advocacy, program design and coordination have led to the creation of two of Boston’s most successful initiatives that serve homeless individuals: HomeStart, a housing search and stabilization agency, and IMPACT, a job placement program for homeless adults that is now part of MHSA member agency Pine Street Inn.

MHSA currently administers a total of 1,054 emergency shelter beds, transitional housing units and permanent supportive housing units in over 30 cities and towns across Massachusetts. This includes 550 permanent single-room occupancy (SRO) units and apartments, 273 transitional units and 231 emergency shelter beds. These diverse programs are administered by MHSA through more than 110 subcontracts and leases statewide. MHSA provides program and resource development, technical assistance, program monitoring, data collection, evaluation and reporting for all of these programs while also acting as a statewide convener of homeless service organizations.

MHSA draws upon the collective wisdom of its 100 member agencies statewide, which implement programs that range from crisis intervention to behavioral health care to housing search and stabilization. In 2006, capitalizing on its extensive network of community-based agencies, MHSA launched the Commonwealth’s first statewide low-threshold, permanent supportive housing initiative, Home & Healthy for Good (HHG). HHG has provided more than 800 chronically homeless individuals with permanent housing and intensive supportive services while saving the Commonwealth an estimated $9,339 per tenant annually.

Impact Statement

MHSA Accomplishments:
  • MHSA advocated for the creation of the first-ever line item in the Massachusetts state budget that funds a statewide Housing First initiative. As a result, MHSA's Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) has placed more than 800 chronically homeless individuals into permanent supportive housing. Estimated annual cost savings to the state as a result of HHG are $9,339 per person. MHSA continues to collect comprehensive data on formerly homeless tenants to evaluate the effectiveness of a Housing First approach in both human and financial terms.
  • As a result of MHSA’s advocacy for cost-effective, evidence-based initiatives like Home & Healthy for Good, the Commonwealth identified chronic homelessness as one of the first two social issues it would address through “Pay for Success” contracts. MHSA was selected by the Commonwealth to negotiate the contract as the lead intermediary for the chronic homelessness initiative, working in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).
  • MHSA secured funding in the Fiscal Year 2014 State Budget for a permanent supportive housing pilot for unaccompanied homeless LGBTQ young adults.
  • Home & Healthy for Good was named a 2010 Social Innovator by Root Cause's Social Innovation Forum.
  • MHSA, with its partner the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, won the 2010 Pioneer Institute Better Government Competition.
  • The Massachusetts Commission to End Homelessness named Home & Healthy for Good a “best practice” in ending homelessness.
  • MHSA received the Department of Mental Health Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award in Advocacy.

Needs Statement

  • Unrestricted operating support to help MHSA perform the advocacy and innovative programming necessary to shift the Commonwealth's approach to homelessness from a focus on emergency shelter to one geared toward permanent housing.
  • Resources to aid MHSA's current initiatives to end veterans' homelessness.
  • Marketing, including photography and videography.
  • Resources to upgrade technology, specifically databases.
  • Resources to assist with data collection and program evaluation.

CEO Statement

As the leading advocacy voice for unaccompanied homeless adults in Massachusetts, MHSA has consistently demonstrated success in bringing together public and private partners to advance our mission of ending homelessness in the Commonwealth. The idea of ending, rather than managing, homelessness marks an important shift in focus from the many years in which our society has addressed homelessness primarily through emergency responses. In our work to transform the Commonwealth’s response to homelessness, MHSA brings to the table a commitment to measurable outcomes and rigorous evaluation that has enabled us to demonstrate that providing housing and services to chronically homeless individuals through a Housing First model is less costly and more effective than managing their homelessness and health problems on the street or in shelter.

Through our strategic collaborations with government, private philanthropy, service providers, homeless individuals, businesses, and the broader community, MHSA is in a unique position to serve both as an incubator for innovative housing solutions to homelessness and as an advocate for the systemic changes necessary to implement those solutions. MHSA administers permanent and transitional housing units with appropriate services across Massachusetts. MHSA’s expertise in technical assistance, data collection and program evaluation informs our advocacy, ensuring that our work to end homelessness is shaped by measurable experience from the field. Our role in program monitoring and evaluation provides us with the tools and perspective needed to assist service providers in shifting toward a housing-focused response to homelessness.

MHSA’s voice and expertise continues to play a critical role in ensuring that our most vulnerable neighbors have a place to call home. With your investment, together we can bring all of our neighbors home for good.

Joe Finn
President & Executive Director

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served

The Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance's membership includes nearly 100 community-based organizations that serve homeless individuals across Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Housing, Shelter - Alliances & Advocacy
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Rapid Re-Housing

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Rapid Re-Housing program is designed to help individuals or families experiencing homelessness move as quickly as possible into independent, market-rate housing through a combination of rental assistance and supportive services. The program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and administered by the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. MHSA member agency HomeStart partners with area shelters and service providers such as the Boston Public Health Commission, St. Francis House, and Pine Street Inn to identify and provide ongoing supportive services to ESG Rapid Re-Housing clients in order to maintain stable housing. MHSA has identified rapid re-housing as a critical component in the long-term plan to end homelessness.

Budget  $819,897.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Housing, General/Other
Population Served Homeless Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success 

The goal of MHSA’s ESG Rapid Re-Housing program is to provide 200 homeless individuals and 50 homeless families the supportive services and funding necessary to quickly regain independent, market-rate housing.

Program Long-Term Success 

The aim of ESG Rapid Re-Housing is to provide a safety net of assistance for persons experiencing a temporary housing crisis in order for them to quickly regain and maintain stable housing.

Program Success Monitored By 

MHSA monitors weekly submissions of potential ESG Rapid Re-Housing program clients, verifying eligibility and ensuring that clients are moving into safe, affordable housing options. MHSA meets monthly with HomeStart, Boston Public Health Commission, St. Francis House, and Pine Street Inn to facilitate partnerships, identify trends and share best practices. MHSA monitors and pays rental stipends, security deposits and moving costs associated with the transition from homelessness to stable housing.

Examples of Program Success 

Rita was homeless for two months before becoming a client of the ESG Rapid Re-Housing program. Rita had owed her landlord a few months of back rent, and she found it very difficult to maintain sobriety and stability in the area where she was living. Rita struggled with addiction and had spent time in prison as a result. Eventually, Rita had to leave her apartment in Lynn and spend her nights at the Pine Street Women’s Inn in Boston.

Rita enrolled in the ESG Rapid Re-Housing program to turn her life around. She began meeting regularly with a housing search advocate at HomeStart. Rita found part time employment to increase her monthly income. She eventually located a market rate apartment within her price range in the city of Haverhill, right down the street from her son and grand-children. The ESG Rapid Re-Housing program provided Rita with financial assistance toward her upfront move-in costs, as well as monthly rental stipends which allowed her to build her savings.

Since moving to Haverhill Rita has gotten married, passed her driver’s license exam, and purchased her own car. She has continued to work part time and has been clean and sober since moving in. Rita has been stably housed since October of 2013.

Home & Healthy for Good

Home & Healthy for Good (HHG), a permanent supportive housing program that has served more than 800 chronically homeless individuals across Massachusetts since it began in 2006, is the Commonwealth’s first statewide, low-threshold Housing First initiative. The Housing First model emphasizes the provision of a broad range of comprehensive community-based services, including medical and mental health care, substance abuse treatment, case management, and vocational training, but the usage of these services is not a condition of ongoing tenancy. In following this service delivery model, HHG provides formerly homeless individuals with the services they need while fostering independence and encouraging the long-term sustainability of their tenancies. HHG is administered through subcontracts with 17 agencies across Massachusetts and is funded through a Department of Housing and Community Development line item in the state budget, in combination with other leveraged resources.
Budget  $1,800,000.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Housing, General/Other
Population Served Homeless Adults Other Health/Disability
Program Short-Term Success 

Cost-benefit analysis has shown that HHG saves the Commonwealth an estimated $9,339 per housed tenant. HHG has been cited in numerous studies across the nation for this cost-benefit analysis. Once individuals are enrolled in HHG, there are significant reductions in the number of times they use emergency services each year and their self-reported overall health and quality of life increases significantly.

Program Long-Term Success  HHG continues to be recognized nationwide for its success in moving Massachusetts away from an emphasis on emergency shelter and toward a focus on providing homeless individuals with housing and supportive services that are tailored to their individual needs.
Program Success Monitored By  To measure the effectiveness of HHG, case managers conduct interviews with tenants upon entry into housing and at approximately one-month intervals thereafter. The interviews are then submitted to MHSA and entered into a database. Since the fall of 2006, HHG case and program managers have submitted more than 12,000 interviews to MHSA to create the current data set.
Examples of Program Success 
Nettie, a 74-year-old formerly homeless Boston resident, spent 15 years staying at one of Boston’s largest homeless shelters.
Nettie met her current case manager Sue Smith from MHSA member agency Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership while Nettie was homeless and volunteering at a day shelter. In 2007, Sue helped Nettie enter into MHSA’s Home & Healthy for Good (HHG) program. “This connection to health care has literally saved her life,” Sue said.
Sue and her doctors have helped her stay on a diet that is managing her congestive heart disease and hypertension. Nettie was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer at a routine check-up — an appointment she would not have had if she was still homeless. Thanks to a year of chemotherapy and radiation, five days a week, she is finally in remission. “I’ve been through it all,” said Nettie. “But I feel great. And I’m 74 years old!”

Home Front

Home Front is a 15-unit scattered-site permanent supportive housing program that serves chronically homeless veterans in Greater Boston. The program is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and jointly administered by the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development and MHSA. MHSA member agency New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) provides wraparound community-based supportive services for individuals who are housed through the program. The program is integrated into the City of Boston’s coordinated entry system for homeless veterans, whereby the most vulnerable homeless veterans in the city are given priority access to program openings. Current participants were homeless for an average of five years prior to entering the program. Home Front is a low-threshold program, which means that the traditional compliance-based access requirements—such as sobriety and mental health treatment—are not used to determine if a veteran is eligible to participate. Home Front serves, by design, veterans with the highest barriers to housing who cannot otherwise access traditional housing programs.
Budget  $190,491.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Housing, General/Other
Population Served Homeless Veterans Other Health/Disability
Program Short-Term Success  Home Front aims to facilitate the successful tenancy of 15 chronically homeless veterans at a given time through the provision of necessary services and low-threshold housing.
Program Long-Term Success  Home Front demonstrates MHSA’s commitment to working with service providers and the government toward the shared goal of ending homelessness for veterans across Massachusetts by providing permanent supportive housing.
Program Success Monitored By  MHSA monitors the assessment, intake and leasing of all Home Front participants. MHSA’s staff meets with the case management team from subcontractor New England Center for Homeless Veterans three to five times per year to provide programmatic technical assistance, training resources and referral connections. These meetings provide an opportunity for MHSA to ensure that the program’s target population—chronically homeless veterans who have not been able to access other housing options—is prioritized for placements. MHSA also provides general technical assistance regarding low-threshold housing, the Housing First model and other best practices. MHSA makes rent payments directly to the landlord on behalf of each client and visits each unit/building once per year to ensure the properties are being maintained and that the living situation is safe and habitable.
Examples of Program Success 
Nick, a U.S. Army Veteran, was homeless for eight years – spending nearly four of those years living under a bridge in Chelsea. His struggles with alcoholism – and eventually, addiction to crack – consumed his life. Nick went back and forth between the streets of Boston and several shelters in the area before moving to his spot beneath the bridge in Chelsea.
After being assaulted one night, Nick spent three days in the hospital. After he recovered, he went to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) and spent several months staying in the shelter while working with a case manager to find housing.
Eventually, Nick moved into his own apartment as one of the first tenants in MHSA’s Home Front program. Home Front has enabled Nick to turn his life around. Nick has been clean and sober for more than one year. He works 32 hours a week at the job he’s held for over a year. What’s more, he has reconnected with his daughter, whom he hadn’t seen in almost a decade.

Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau

MHSA established the Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau in 2010, in partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Speakers’ Bureau is comprised of currently and formerly homeless individuals who are passionate about sharing their life stories and educating the public about solutions to homelessness. Speakers and AmeriCorps VISTA facilitators hold presentations at schools, faith communities, civic organizations, and other community groups, drawing on the firsthand experiences of the speakers and MHSA’s years of programmatic and policy expertise, to engage new partners across Massachusetts and New England in the mission of ending homelessness. The Speakers’ Bureau has presented to more than 19,000 community members across Massachusetts and New England. In 2013, MHSA began the Leadership Development Program (LDP), training speakers and other individuals who have experienced homelessness to meaningfully and confidently share their experiences and to advocate for the investment of local, state and federal resources in solutions to homelessness.

Budget  $23,788.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Leadership Development Programs
Population Served Homeless General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Since 2010, the Speakers’ Bureau has presented to thousands of community members across Massachusetts and New England, generating greater public awareness of the problem of homelessness and the importance of housing solutions. 22 individuals have graduated from the LDP, who can leverage their personal experiences and their understanding of the societal causes of homelessness to advocate for meaningful community investment to advocate for housing for all people. This awareness is the foundation for community members to take further action to end homelessness as advocates, volunteers, and donors.

Program Long-Term Success 

The Speakers’ Bureau provides an avenue for individuals who have experienced homelessness to play a critical role in generating community support to advocate for housing opportunities for chronically homeless individuals who may initially be overlooked due to a physical, mental or substance abuse-related disability, or a history with the corrections system.

Speakers humanize the issue of homelessness and provide compelling leadership as Massachusetts decreases its reliance on emergency shelter and focuses on permanent housing responses to homelessness. The LDP ensures that individuals who have experienced homelessness have the background knowledge, skills, and opportunities to advocate for local and state investment into programs and efforts to end homelessness.

Program Success Monitored By 

The National Coalition for the Homeless requests monthly reports from the AmeriCorps VISTA member for the Speakers’ Bureau and LDP to confirm these programs are meeting the objectives of the Vista Assignment Description (VAD), as required by the grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Examples of Program Success 

The Speakers’ Bureau has presented to more than 19,000 community members across Massachusetts and New England to date. There are currently 14 active speakers; 11 have served with the program since it began in 2010. Schools, universities, faith congregations, and community organizations consistently request Speakers’ Bureau presentations year after year. LDP graduates have been selected to serve on nonprofit boards of directors, and have become involved in advocacy efforts with nonprofit organizations and in local and state government. The Speakers’ Bureau and LDP have played an integral role in empowering individuals who have experienced homelessness by helping them build their skills, confidence, and leadership as they share calls to action with diverse communities to end homelessness through permanent housing solutions.


Pay for Success (PFS)

In December 2014, MHSA and its partners – Corporation for Supportive Housing and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley – signed a Social Innovation Financing contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to institute the first “Pay for Success” initiative addressing chronic homelessness. Through this initiative, MHSA will provide housing with supportive services for at least 500 homeless individuals across the Commonwealth. This outcome-based program will be evaluated rigorously in order to clearly demonstrate that this model is a cost-effective solution to homelessness for the most disabled segment of the homeless population. This initiative represents the most coordinated approach to homelessness that MHSA has seen in Massachusetts. Additionally, MHSA has used the Pay for Success initiative as an opportunity to focus on the integration of health care and housing. MHSA has been working with Managed Care Entities across the Commonwealth to bring them into the Pay for Success initiative, and MHSA is thrilled to report that Pay for Success providers will be able to receive Medicaid reimbursement for the critical services they provide to participants of the program.
Budget  $243,750.00
Category  Housing, General/Other Housing, General/Other
Population Served Homeless Adults Other Health/Disability
Program Short-Term Success  To date, over 300 people have participated in completing a Pay For Success Triage Assessment survey. These surveys have been scored to help prioritize people to be housed. To date, 22 people have been housed.
Program Long-Term Success  This program is still within its first year, but MHSA anticipates this initiative will provide permanent supportive housing to a significant proportion of the state’s chronically homeless population, bringing us substantially closer to ending homelessness in Massachusetts.
Program Success Monitored By  To measure the effectiveness of the Pay For Success program case managers conduct interviews with tenants upon entry into housing and at approximately one-month intervals thereafter. The interviews are then entered into a database. As part of the agreement with the Commonwealth, MHSA has hired a third party organization to review the data and perform site visits to help evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
Examples of Program Success  In the short time that PFS has been in operation, it has housed 22 tenants successfully in its first four months.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Mr. Joseph G. Finn
CEO Term Start Oct 2003
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Joe Finn has been actively involved in the struggle to end homelessness for more than 20 years, serving as executive director of Shelter, Inc. (now Heading Home) in Cambridge and Quincy Interfaith Sheltering Coalition (now Father Bill's & MainSpring) prior to joining MHSA. He concentrates on the expansion of permanent supportive housing opportunities for individuals, including chronically homeless individuals—the most disabled, vulnerable and expensive segment of the homeless population.

Joe is a 1978 graduate of Siena College. An attorney, he also holds an advanced degree in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a MA in Theology from the Washington Theological Union. Joe was honored by Bentley College with a Doctor of Humanities for applying innovative and outcome-based approaches to the problem of homelessness. In 2001, Joe was elected City Councilor for the City of Quincy.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. MaryEllen Hombs 2002 2003
Mr. Philip Mangano 1900 2002

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Kaye Wild Vice President Kaye oversees MHSA's day-to-day-operations as well as legal and governance issues. She develops agency policies and manages contracts for city, state and federally funded homeless services. Kaye assists with agency program planning and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations and internal policies. Kaye formerly worked at the Department of Social Services as the Housing Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Unit. While at DSS, she managed contracts and developed programs for state and federally funded domestic violence providers throughout Massachusetts. Before DSS, Kaye was Assistant General Counsel at the Boston Housing Authority, working primarily on contracts and real estate development projects. Kaye is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and Suffolk Law School.
Mr. Thomas Yotts Director of Finance and Administration Tom started at MHSA in 2006 as a contractor and joined full-time in 2007. He manages finances, human resources, information technology and more. He was employed by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years, with roles that included CFO, director of administrative services, budget director and analyst. Tom is a graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Better Government Competition Pioneer Institute 2010
Social Innovation Forum Root Cause 2010


Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 17
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 8
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mr. Dean Atkins
Board Chair Company Affiliation NorthBridge Partners
Board Chair Term Nov 2014 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Dean Atkins NorthBridge CRE Advisors Voting
Mr. William J. Beckeman Linear Retail Properties, LLC Voting
Ms. Anna Bissonnette Hearth Voting
Mr. Peter Burns Mental Health Advocate Voting
Mr. Thomas Collins Atlantic Retail Properties Voting
Mr. James Cuddy South Middlesex Opportunity Council Voting
Dr. Dennis Culhane PhD University of Pennsylvania Voting
Mr. John Deneen Office of the State Auditor Voting
Ms. Lyndia Downey Pine Street Inn Voting
Ms. Pamela Feingold Eastern Bank Voting
Ms. Kiley Gosselin United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Voting
Mr. Donald J. Greene U.S. Trust Voting
Mr. Wilton Hyman New England Law Boston Voting
Ms. Suzanne Kenney Project Place Voting
Ms. Emily Kowtoniuk ADS Ventures Voting
Mr. Thomas Lyons MassHousing Voting
Mr. Brian Newkirk Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Voting
Dr. James O'Connell MD Boston Health Care for Homeless Program Voting
Mr. James Sabitus Row One Brands Voting
Rev. John Samaan Boston Rescue Mission Voting
The Very Rev. Jep Streit Cathedral Church of St. Paul Voting
Mr. Paul Sullivan Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau, MHSA Voting
Mr. Brian Sykes Capitol One Multifamily Finance Voting
Rev. Linda Wood-Boyle Former President & CEO of HomeStart Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Patrick Downey Columbia Group Realty Advisors, Inc. --
Dr. Daniel Dworkis MD-PhD Massachusetts General Hospital --
Ms. Marnie Gale Jones Lang LaSalle --
Mr. Jeremiah Hasson -- Voting
Mr. Ben Josephson O'Neill and Associates --
Ms. Loryn Sheffner Bank of America --
Mr. Nathaniel Stinnett The Environmental Voter Project --
Ms. Olga Yasinnik Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 22
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): African
Gender Female: 7
Male: 17
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 67%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $9,575,643.00
Projected Expense $9,575,212.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $9,983,338 $9,454,956 $7,787,019
Total Expenses $9,690,995 $9,351,168 $8,167,927

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $9,159,280 $8,816,476 $7,333,682
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $9,159,280 $8,816,476 $7,333,682
Individual Contributions $597,625 $474,098 $442,130
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $131,814 $108,321 $92,565
Investment Income, Net of Losses $80,249 $56,061 $18,642
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $14,370 -- --
Other -- -- $-100,000

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $9,390,077 $9,093,403 $7,810,855
Administration Expense $176,962 $137,762 $212,202
Fundraising Expense $123,956 $120,003 $144,870
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.03 1.01 0.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses 97% 97% 96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 1% 1% 2%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $2,738,302 $1,572,332 $1,483,510
Current Assets $2,712,546 $1,563,178 $1,472,023
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $1,899,055 $1,025,428 $1,040,394
Total Net Assets $839,247 $546,904 $443,116

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.43 1.52 1.41

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals for fiscal year 2012, as the breakdown was not available.
Please note, the 'Other' category above for fiscal year 2012 reflects a "provision for uncollectible note receivable."


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