Homeless veterans often require specialized services that take into account issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and service-related physical and mental health disabilities. MHSA provides permanent supportive housing and transitional housing to veterans experiencing homelessness, with a special focus on those veterans who have the highest barriers to housing and cannot otherwise access traditional housing programs.
Home Front is a low-threshold, permanent supportive housing program that serves chronically homeless veterans with the highest barriers to housing. Home Front is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and jointly administered by MHSA and the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development. MHSA partners with the New England Center and Home for Veterans, Caritas Communities and private landlords for this program.
Safe Haven is a transitional program funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Safe Haven provides intensive case management and residential services to highly vulnerable chronically homeless veterans for up to six months. MHSA partners with the Boston Rescue Mission and South Middlesex Opportunity Council for this program.