Press Releases

Jun 09, 2017
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) is partnering with Boston artist Derek “Big D” Cummings of BTF Entertainment for the song release of “Help The Homeless” on Friday, June 9. The song will be sold on iTunes for $1, with 100 percent of proceeds going toward MHSA in support of its mission to end homelessness in Massachusetts.
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Jun 02, 2017
MHSA is partnering with Boston recording artist and producer Derek “Big D” Cummings of BTF Entertainment for the upcoming song release of “Help The Homeless” on Friday, June 9. The song will be sold on iTunes for $1, with 100 percent of proceeds going toward MHSA in support of its mission to end homelessness in Massachusetts.
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May 18, 2017
MHSA will honor Jay Cashman of Jay Cashman, Inc. with the Bob Ray Partnership Award at MHSA’s 14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here. The event will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston.
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May 11, 2017
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) will honor Jay Cashman of Jay Cashman, Inc. with the “Bob Ray Partnership Award” at MHSA’s 14th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, “Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston. The evening will feature an award presentation with a cocktail reception serving hearty hors d’oeuvres. The event will also include a silent auction and raffle prizes, where guests can bid on a weekend getaway to Martha’s Vineyard or win tickets to see the Boston Red Sox from behind home plate.
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Dec 14, 2016
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) honored Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) at the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting. The event was held on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Boston College Club in Boston. The Annual Meeting included a special announcement by Bernadette Di Re, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Massachusetts, who presented a $1.7 million partnership grant from United Health Foundation for the new Hospital to Housing initiative. Former New England Patriot Jerod Mayo, Senior Vice President, Business Development of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum business, was also on hand to present the “Ed O’Neil Award.”
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Dec 07, 2016
MHSA will honor Secretary Marylou Sudders, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Timothy Driscoll of South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) at the 2016 MHSA Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will include a special presentation from United Health Foundation, and former New England Patriots player Jerod Mayo, Optum Senior Vice President, Business Development, also will participate in the event.
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Oct 24, 2016
"Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness," a documentary film about a tent city under a bridge in Indianapolis and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States, is now available on Amazon Prime and Google Play.
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Aug 03, 2016
The first-in-the-nation Pay for Success initiative to reduce chronic individual homelessness in Massachusetts has successfully placed over 250 individuals in stable, supportive housing, exceeding the minimum goal set by the Commonwealth for its first year by over 50 individuals and paving the way for significant cost savings in emergency room and inpatient care. The Pay for Success initiative being implemented by the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts focuses on providing permanent, low-threshold supportive housing to those who would otherwise rely on costly emergency resources, enabling them to address their often complex health issues more effectively than they would on the streets or in shelters.
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May 12, 2016
MHSA will honor Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs at MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, “Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston.
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May 09, 2016
MHSA will honor Jerry Ray of Mental Health Association, Inc., Santander Bank, N.A. and Goulston & Storrs at MHSA’s 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, “Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Boston.
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