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The Center for Social Policy (CSP) was hired by the New Lease for Homeless Families to conduct an evaluation measuring specific outcomes of the unique housing interventions in their pilot program. New Lease for Homeless Families will connect 400 or more homeless families to affordable housing units provided by private and non-profit property owners over a two-year period. The infrastructure will then be in place to continue matching homeless families coming out of shelter to affordable housing units, which may change the larger systems of reducing family homelessness in Massachusetts.


A partnership between the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston; New Lease for Homeless Families; the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA); DHCD; and HomeStart.

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.