Articles of Interest

Aug 08, 2016
On August 5, 2016, The Boston Globe published "Walsh appoints special chronic homelessness adviser," an article by Akilah Johnson about Mayor Martin J. Walsh's recent appointment of Laila Bernstein as adviser to the mayor for the Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness. The City of Boston's goal is to end chronic homelessness in Boston by 2018.
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Aug 05, 2016
Pioneer Institute published "CTI Homeless Intervention," a blog post highlighting a policy proposal from MHSA Board Member Professor Dennis P. Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania and Assistant Professor Thomas Byrne of Boston University. The policy proposal received a Special Mention in Pioneer's 2016 Better Government Competition.
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Jul 20, 2016
On July 13, 2016, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) published "People With Lived Experience Must be Meaningful Partners in Ending Homelessness," an article by USICH Regional Coordinator Amy Sawyer that emphasizes that communities should shape their responses to homelessness based on the insights of people who have experienced homelessness. The article recognizes the Massachusetts Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau, a program of MHSA through which speakers share their personal experiences with homelessness and engage in dialogue with communities members to raise awareness and advocate for permanent solutions to homelessness.
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Jul 11, 2016
Yesterday, The Enterprise published "Tent City homeless struggle to find new place to stay," an article by Benjamin Paulin on the recent removal of those living in Brockton's homeless encampment known as "Tent City." The article quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn on how a longer-term strategy is needed in order to address the city's homelessness.
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Jul 06, 2016
In a blog post in The Huffington Post, "In San Francisco and Beyond, Homeless Crisis Should Not Derail Progress on Mental Illness," Richard Cho and Dr. Fred Oster of The Council Of State Governments Justice Center explore connections between homelessness, mental illness and incarceration and advocate for Housing First.
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May 17, 2016
Spare Change News has published "MHSA Honors Jerry Ray at 13th Annual Fundraising Event." Written by Katrina Carbone, the article features Jerry Ray, who received the "William Lloyd Garrison Lifetime Achievement Award" at MHSA's fundraising event, "Home for Good: Solutions Start Here."
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May 16, 2016
Spare Change News quotes MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn in "Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services," a recent article by Aneri Pattani. The article covers City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's budget proposal to invest in housing and services to support the City’s Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness in Boston.
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May 13, 2016
Yesterday, MassLive.com published "State alliance honors Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association for dedication to the homeless," an article by Peter Goonan that covered MHSA's recognition of "Home for Good: Solutions Start Here" honoree Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc.
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Apr 21, 2016
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders presided over a public listening session on the Commonweath's plans to reform MassHealth, shifting from a fee-for-service model toward accountable care organizations (ACOs). Shira Schoenberg of MassLive.com covered the listening session in her article "Baker administration plans overhaul of $15 billion MassHealth system." Colin A. Young of the State House News Service also covered the listening session in an article published by media outlets including The Berkshire Eagle, The Daily News of Newburyport, The Telegram & Gazette, and WWLP-22News.
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Mar 24, 2016
t3, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation, recently published "Stories of Youth Homelessness & Resiliency: Kay," a blog post written by Kay, a graduate of MHSA's Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults.
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