Articles of Interest

Mar 18, 2016
t3, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation, recently published "Stories of Youth Homelessness & Resiliency: Lauren," a blog post written by Lauren, a graduate of MHSA's Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults.
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Mar 09, 2016
Spare Change News recently published "Flipping the Sheet: Reflections on the 2016 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness," an article written by Andrew, a graduate of MHSA's Fall 2015 Advocacy in Action Leadership Development Program for young adults.
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Jan 20, 2016
Spare Change News recently published "Young and Homeless," an article featuring Andrew, a graduate of MHSA's Fall 2015 Leadership Development Program for young adults.
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Jan 06, 2016
In the December 2015 edition of Public Health Law News (PHLN), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Profile in Public Health Law interview with MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. The interview explored the intersection between public health and homelessness, with an emphasis on MHSA's work regarding the integration of health care and housing.
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Nov 20, 2015
Today, The Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline blog quoted MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn in "States Freed to Use Medicaid Money for Housing," an article by Michael Ollove exploring how states like Massachusetts are utilizing Medicaid to support formerly homeless individuals in moving into - and maintaining - permanent housing.
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Nov 05, 2015
On the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) blog this week, USICH Deputy Director Richard Cho highlighted MHSA's Home & Healthy for Good cost savings information in his blog post about ending chronic homelessness.
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Aug 20, 2015
On August 20, 2015, The Boston Globe published "Boston finding homes for veterans: Aims to shelter all by end of year." In the article, Alexandra Koktsidis describes the Boston Homes for the Brave initiative, which is focused on ending homelessness among veterans in Boston.
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Jul 24, 2015
On July 24, 2015, Dr. Susan Sered, Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University, published a blog post entitled "Thinking Outside the Cell: Concrete Suggestions for Positive Change." Dr. Sered writes that "real change is tedious, needs resources, and often has to fend off not only direct opposition but also counterproductive short-term alleviation." In the blog post, she identifies four models that create that real change, highlighting MHSA's work in the section on harm reduction and Housing First.
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Jul 16, 2015
On July 15, 2015, CommonWealth Magazine published an op-ed written by Joe Finn, President & Executive Director of the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, and Michael K. Durkin, President of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
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May 08, 2015
On May 6, 2015, The Washington Post published an article by Terrence McCoy highlighting the work of Sam Tsemberis, founder and CEO of Pathways to Housing. The article describes the Housing First approach to addressing chronic homelessness.
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