Boston homeless fund gets $1 million gift from MassMutual

May 2, 2019 News

By BROOKS SUTHERLAND | | Boston Herald

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s initiative to end veteran and chronic homelessness in the city received a $1 million donation from MassMutual, boosting the fund’s total to $6.2 million raised since its launch.

“I thank MassMutual for their generous contribution and for helping Boston get even closer towards our goal of ending chronic homelessness in our city,” Walsh said in a statement. “We are committed to making sure that every person in our city has a place to call their home and build a better life, and the Boston’s Way Home Fund is helping do just that.”

According to the city’s website, Boston’s Way Home Fund, which started in January 2018, has housed 1,805 homeless individuals, including 850 homeless veterans as of Wednesday.

Lyndia Downie, the president and executive director of Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter and partner of the fund, said in a statement that her organization was “extremely grateful” for MassMutual’s “generous support,” and “leadership.”

“This gift will make a significant difference in our ability to create additional housing for those moving out of homelessness,” Downie said, “helping to provide a safe, stable environment for men and women to begin rebuilding their lives.”

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