Community and Government Relations


In addition to emergency services, housing and workforce development programs, Pine Street Inn also focuses on policies that impact the lives of homeless men and women.

As part of our advocacy efforts, we educate elected officials and the community at-large about issues related to housing and homelessness. We could not fulfill our mission without our partnerships with city, state and federal governments – our elected and government officials are the drivers of funding and policy to provide for homeless individuals and the agencies that support them. 

We are proud to participate in statewide policy-setting commissions, councils, task forces and coalitions whose focus is housing and services for homeless and low-income people.

  • Member, Coalition for Homeless Individuals
  • Commission to End Homelessness
  • Member, CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Assoc.)
  • Member, MHSA (Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Assoc.)
  • Member, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Member, National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Member, National Coalition to End Homelessness