Governor Patrick issued Executive Order Number 492 on November 18, 2007 that reinstated the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH). Governor Timothy P. Murray chairs the Council, which is working to implement the recommendations from the Massachusetts Commission to End Homelessness. ICHH members include representatives from fourteen different departments who serve populations that may experience homelessness. The Council meets monthly to provide solutions to ongoing systemic barriers to ending homelessness, and has taken on three key priorities for 2012: (a) continuing to reform the ways in which the state responds to homelessness and housing scarcity through the Governor's FY 2013 budget proposal, (b) preventing and ending homelessness among veterans, and (c) preventing and ending homelessness among survivors of domestic violence.

For more information, please visit the ICHH website: http://www.mass.gov/governor/administration/councilscabinetsandcommissions/housingcouncil/

Posted August 26, 2013 - Homelessness and Domestic Violence Action Plan pdf format of Homelessness and Domestic Violence Action Plan

ICHH Regional Network Contacts

RegionContact PersonTitleOrganizationEmailPhone 
BostonElizabeth DoyleConvenerBoston DNDedoyle.dnd@cityofboston.gov 617-635-3880
Cape & IslandsBeth AlbertConvenerBarnstable Countybalbert@barnstablecounty.org 508-375-6628
 Paula SchneppCoordinator pkschnepp@gmail.com508-733-3475 
Merrimack ValleyEd CameronConvenerCommunity Teamwork, Inc.ecameron@comteam.org978-459-0551
 Kristin Ross-SitcawichCoordinatorCommunity Teamwork, Inc.kross@comteam.org978-459-0551 x 5617
Metro BostonKory EngConvenerUnited Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valleykeng@supportunitedway.org617-624-8129
Metro WestPaul MinaConvenerUnited Way of Tri-Countypaul.mina@uwotc.org508-370-4824
 Jen MasedaCoordinatorUnited Way of Tri-Countyjen.maseda@uwotc.org508-872-3291 x4831
North ShoreLaura MacNeilActing ConvenerNSCAP lmacneil@nscap.org978-531-0767 x 107
 Pascale DesirCoordinatorNSCAP pdesir@nscap.org978-531-0767 x 128
South ShoreDennis CarmanConvenerUnited Way of Greater Plymouth CountyDcarman@uwgpc.org508-583-6306
 Lora WoosterCoordinatorUnited Way of Greater Plymouth CountyLwooster@uwgpc.org508-583-6306 x 108
South CoastMelissa VanhornConvenerUnited Way/Taunton AttleboroMelissa@uwgat.org508-222-2337 x106
 Janet RichardiCoordinator sococonsult@gmail.com508-725-2246
Western MassSylvia deHaas PhillipsConvenerUnited Way of Pioneer Valleysdehaas@uwpv.org413-639-0216
 Pamela SchwartzCoordinator pschwartz77@gmail.com413-219-5658
WorcesterKristen Forsberg GarzaCoordinatorCity of Worcestergarzak@worcesterma.gov508-799-1400 x 238