Articles of Interest

Jan 20, 2017
Today, The Boston Globe published "Security guards at TD Garden can no longer eject homeless," an article by Evan Allen and Nicole Dungca. The article, which covers a TD Garden security guard assaulting a disabled homeless man, quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn.
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Jan 18, 2017
United Way has published “Chronic Homelessness: A New Solution to an Old Problem,” a blog post by Jesse Marcus highlighting the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative focused on reducing chronic homelessness. Thank you to all who are making PFS a reality in Massachusetts, including United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, CSH, Santander Bank, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Root Cause.
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Jan 18, 2017
Thank you to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley for highlighting the Massachusetts Pay for Success (PFS) initiative to create permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness! Read the full blog post by Katie Ward on the Speak United blog.
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Jan 06, 2017
Spare Change News has published "Two Recognized for Their Work at Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance Annual Meeting," an article by Jordan Frias that highlights the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting honorees: Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC).
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Dec 09, 2016
The sixth part of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s series "The Desperate and the Dead" explores the intersection of mental illness and homelessness. The article quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn on the significance of low-threshold housing, a cost-effective response that provides stability to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness.
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Nov 18, 2016
Today, The Boston Globe published "South Boston event offers housing, hope to homeless," an article on a recent housing surge planned in conjunction with City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2018. MHSA staff members were thrilled to participate in the surge, which targeted providing housing and support services for individuals over the age of 50 experiencing chronic homelessness.
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Nov 07, 2016
The Portland Press Herald has published "White House visit by Portland addiction collaborative could pave the way to opioid funding," an article by Joe Lawlor about the Greater Portland Addiction Collaborative’s participation in a recent White House panel discussion considering models to address the opioid epidemic. The article, which includes a description of the Massachusetts Pay for Success initiative being implemented by the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn.
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Nov 03, 2016
Boston Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is seeking young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to participate in a series of meetings to support the City of Boston in creating a system that better meets the needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.
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Oct 28, 2016
On October 26, 2016, Volunteers of America Massachusetts hosted the 2016 Veterans Leadership Dinner and honored Edwin Meléndez, Veteran In-Reach Peer Specialist at MHSA, with the Captain Thomas J. Hudner Award. The award honors a veteran or active military service member who has made significant contributions to serve their fellow veterans and their community.
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Oct 20, 2016
The Daily Free Press has published “City Council holds hearing concerning youth homelessness in Boston,” an article by Ben Rabin that covers the recent Boston City Council hearing on homelessness among youth and young adults in the City of Boston. The article quotes MHSA’s Leadership Development Program Co-facilitator Kitty Zen on the importance of shaping responses to youth homelessness based on the insights of youth who have experienced homelessness.
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