BAY CASH

BAY-CASH

What Is BAY-CASH

Two years of cash payments with no strings attached to young people experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston

Supportive services like financial coaching, case management, and peer navigation

An evidence-driven evaluation of impact and scalability

Direct Cash Paymets
Supportive Services
Evidence Driven Evaluaton

Why BAY-CASH

BAY-CASH will be:

  • Efficient: Direct Cash Transfer programs are cost-efficient, costing significantly less than most shelters and residential programs.

  • Equitable: Direct Cash Transfer programs put resources directly in the hands of the most marginalized, increasing self-efficacy and self-confidence, which are rooted in Positive Youth Development.

  • Flexible: Funds will be immediately available, eliminating wait time. Young adults will be able to allocate resources to where they are needed most, including housing, education, childcare, and bills. 

Direct Cash Transfer programs are gaining momentum in the US and Metro Boston

  • Metro Boston: The city of Chelsea and the city of Cambridge have both piloted DCT programs since 2020, driven by cross-sector partnerships.

  • New York: In June 2021, a partnership of Chapin Hall, Point Source Youth, and UpTogether announced the launch of the Trust Youth Initiative, a pilot DCT program for YYA in New York City.

To learn more about the BAY-CASH project, please email our team at baycashteam@gmail.com

Sam Zito, BAY-CASH Co-Chair

Sam Zito
Co-Chair

Matt Aronson BAY-CASH CO Chair

Matt Aronson
Co-Chair

Chapin Hall
Y2Y Network

Evaluation Partner
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Fiscal Agent
Y2Y Network, Inc.

The BAY CASH Team

Core Partners

EOHHS
Boston Youth Action Board
United Way Mass Bay
The Home for Little Wanderers
Hopewell
Breaktime Boston
The Aronson Family
Foundation
UpTogether
JRI