June 18, 2018
Housing Families Names Ed Cameron as Its Next CEO

Ed Cameron
December 8, 2016 — Housing Families, a Malden nonprofit that provides temporary shelter and quality affordable housing to homeless and at-risk families, this week announced that Ed Cameron has been selected as its next chief executive officer.

Cameron succeeds Jim Goebelbecker, who stepped down after 12 years to assume a leadership role with a Denver nonprofit, and will start in the job on Jan. 16.

The board of Housing Families chose Cameron following a four-month search.

"At Housing Families we’re serving more homeless and at-risk families than at any previous time in our 30 year history,” said Dave Barbato, board chair. "Ed’s passion for our mission and his lifelong history of advocating for the most vulnerable in our community perfectly align with our goals. We look forward to Ed working with our team of dedicated professionals to help even more families and children.”

Cameron has three decades of nonprofit and government experience, working to address the challenges of homeless families in Massachusetts. He will join Housing Families from Community Teamwork of Lowell, where he is currently division director for housing and homeless services.

Earlier in his career, Cameron worked for Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in the city’s Emergency Shelter Commission, at Horizons for Homeless Children, and at the Pine Street Inn. He was elected to the Newburyport City Council in 2007 and is in his fifth term.

“I am honored to join Housing Families,” Cameron said. “With a reputation as a leading agency in providing services to at-risk families, Housing Families is poised for even more growth. I look forward to being a part of these exciting times for the agency and working alongside such a wonderful group of compassionate and caring individuals.”

Cameron a Bachelor’s degree in government from Clark University and a Master of Business Administration in public and nonprofit management from Boston University.

Founded in 1986, Housing Families expects to expand services to homeless and at-risk families. Its services include an academic and therapeutic program for children, youth, and adults, which includes after school and summer enrichment components.

In addition, it operates a nationally recognized eviction prevention program, a housing stabilization program, and has grown into one of the largest operators of affordable housing for homeless and very low-income families in Massachusetts.

For the year ending June 30, 2015, Housing Families reported $4.2 million in revenue, of which $4.0 million came from contributions and grants, and $3.9 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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