Patrick announces $3.5 million to reduce chronic homelessness

Published Monday, December 8, 2014 | by Katie Johnston

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched a new effort Monday to reduce the state’s chronically homeless population funded by $3.5 million from private investors, the state’s second “pay for success” program. The goal of the program is to stabilize the lives of up to 800 longtime homeless individuals — nearly half the state’s chronically homeless population — by providing them with permanent housing while at the same time reducing the amount of taxpayer money that would otherwise have been spent on shelter, Medicaid, and other emergency services for these individuals.