Effects of Social Innovation Financed “Housing First” Programs on Retention, Utilization of Services and Cost-Savings: The Case of the Pay for Success Program

Published Monday, December 4, 2017 | by Joe Finn, Thomas Brigham, Singumbe Muyeba

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The Massachusetts Chronic Homelessness Pay for Success Initiative recently released interim results. The project, which launched in 2014 with a goal of providing 500 units of stable supportive housing to 800 chronically homeless individuals, so far seems to have been effective in housing retention while reducing the utilization of emergency services.