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Ending Homelessness
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The Department of Neighborhood Development is the recipient of almost $20 million annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services and emergency housing for the homeless. Additionally DND uses its other grants including HOME and CDBG to develop permanent housing for Boston’s homeless.  DND uses these resources to support a comprehensive homeless housing strategy that starts with homelessness prevention, continues to emergency shelter, then transitional housing and ends with permanent and supportive housing.

HMIS - DND compiles statistics from the agencies in the city that provide shelter to the homeless.

Homeless Set-Aside - Part of housing development is set aside for the homeless.

Housing Development for Homeless - DND creates or rehabs entire buildings for the homeless.

Leading the Way III - Providing for the homeless is an integral part of the city's housing strategy.

Emergency Shelter Commission - The Emergency Shelter Commission's mission is to coordinate the City's efforts to prevent and end homelessness and hunger through proactive planning, policy analysis, program development and advocacy with our city, state, federal and community partner agencies.


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