Hope for Housing
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In this video, produced by Mike Savino, CMHA pays tribute to Matt Ryan - the founder of the Hope for Housing program, and honors the 29 congregations and volunteers for their commitment, time, and dedication towards preventing family homelessness.


Basic Information

Hope for Housing is a non-profit program developed by the Interfaith Coalition to Prevent Family Homelessness with assistance from the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. The project raises awareness about homelessness in our community and utilizes the collective buying power of congregations to raise money for the prevention of family homelessness. Currently 30 congregations are participating in the program.

The fastest growing homeless population is children. It has been demonstrated that children who are homeless experience deflated self worth, diminished school achievement and related health and emotional issue.

Gift cards for local retailers, including Big Y, CVS, Dunkin' Donuts, Hannaford, Panera, Shaws, and Stop & Shop, are purchased in bulk, which in turn are sold to members of participating congregations at their places of worship. The retailers donate 2-10% of all sales to the Hope for Housing program to assist families at risk of homelessness. By purchasing gift cards for local retailers, you can help to stabilize families and keep them in their homes.

Contact Info

For more information contact: Ann Gibbons-Smith at (774) 243-3809


WALK photography by Joe Santa Maria - Kill the Ball Media