Alison Harte


Alison Harte has over 25 years of experience in housing and human services. She has been deeply involved for over 15 years in the development and proliferation of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless youth, adults, and families. She is particularly proud of leading a $35M multi-year, multi-state demonstration project supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services and four national philanthropic leaders that demonstrated the positive impact of permanent supportive housing on family and child well-being. This initiative housed hundreds of families and went on to be replicated in additional locations across the country.

Alison is adept at collaborating with people with lived experience, service providers, system administrators, and government officials to create and implement more efficient and coordinated responses to society’s most vexing and entrenched challenges such as homelessness, foster care, and criminal justice involvement. Alison has developed and facilitated multiple technical assistance efforts to support service providers and system leaders to develop effective supportive and affordable housing models. Her technical assistance and consulting work includes qualitative research, fundraising, public resource identification and cultivation, program and policy development, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and professional development.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College in Public Policy, Community Organizing, Administration, and Planning.

Alison is thrilled to be back at Generations United to advance intergenerational housing models after working as one of the first Intergenerational Public Policy Coordinators in the late nineties!