Heading Home Featured in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe covers Governor-Elect Charlie Baker welcoming a Heading Home family Up & Out and into their new home!

Baker outlines plan to address homelessness

By David Scharfenberg

Celise Jackson, homeless for months, crossed the threshold into her new apartment in the Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester Tuesday and cried.10801898_10152868241598910_8385302036851076721_n

“Thank you so much,” she said, holding her 1-year-old daughter, Zoey, as tears streamed down her cheeks.

It was, at once, a very intimate moment and a very public one.

Jackson walked through the door not just with staff and volunteers from Heading Home, the advocacy group that got her into the apartment, but with Governor-elect Charlie Baker and a passel of aides, reporters, and photographers.

Baker, a Republican, has made tackling family homelessness a top priority for his first few months in office — combining empathy for people like Jackson with the sort of cost-efficient policy fixes that were the central promise of his campaign. Read Full Article →