Articles of Interest

Nov 16, 2017
Today, WBUR published an article about the City of Boston's most recent housing surge, where the Boston Housing Authority had set aside 56 apartments for people like Lenny who have experienced chronic homelessness. MHSA staff was thrilled to participate in the surge and witness the joy that comes with finding a home.
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Oct 25, 2017
Mathematica Policy Research has created a new study that explores how MHSA is developing Housing First best practices for identifying and targeting high utilizers of emergency services among chronically homeless individuals.
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Oct 10, 2017
Metro Boston has published "Walsh launches efforts to end youth homelessness in Boston," which highlights an action that Walsh said “moves Boston closer to ensuring each and every one of our young people has a stable home that allows them to work towards a better life." MHSA commends the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh for their commitment to ending youth homelessness.
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Aug 15, 2017
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Boston Herald published an editorial with an important message: we should focus on investing in treatment services and housing for those who need it.
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Aug 10, 2017
Boston Herald has published "Solutions, not blame," a Letter to the Editor written by MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. He explains that the Long Island shelter closing is not to blame for the opioid crisis, and emphasizes the importance of increasing access to treatment and stable housing. Finn also commends City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for his leadership in implementing housing solutions to homelessness.
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Jul 31, 2017
Open Minds has published "The Housing to Health Care Evolution," an Executive Briefing by Monica E. Oss. The article demonstrates how MHSA is integrating health care and housing through the Hospital to Housing (H to H) and Pay for Success (PFS) initiatives.
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Jul 28, 2017
The Salem News has published "Police: Homeless Calls Spike in Salem," an article by Dustin Luca. While the area has seen an increase in service calls about homeless individuals, the article highlights Peabody, which effectively uses the Housing First model to address homelessness. MHSA commends Peabody for its implementation of this model.
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Jul 17, 2017
WBUR has published "Lifting Up A Neighborhood — And Artists — With A Public Art Project," an article by Alexa Vasquez highlighting Kitty Zen, a MHSA Speakers' Bureau member, LDP Co-facilitator, and Artlifting artist who has been commissioned by the City of Boston to paint electrical boxes along "Methadone Mile" in conjunction with the City's beautification and outreach efforts.
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May 13, 2017
Wicked Local Belmont has published "Belmont Library to host homelessness, LGBT youth panel," an article highlighting an upcoming panel discussion on May 30 at 7 p.m. MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, who spoke at a similar panel at Belmont High School last month, will participate in the event, which will take place in the assembly room at 336 Concord Ave.
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May 05, 2017
MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn is featured in “Housing is the key to ending homelessness,” a recent Cape Cod Times letter to the editor. Finn stresses the significant roles that Duffy Health Center and Housing Assistance Corporation have played in reducing homelessness on the Cape.
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