News

Mar 02, 2017
Co.Exist has published "If Housing Is The Cure For Homelessness, Doctors Should Be Able To Prescribe It," an article by Eillie Anzilotti. The article demonstrates that the Housing First model works- but only with sufficient housing options.
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Feb 21, 2017
WWLP-22 News has published "Providers describe struggle to serve homeless in Massachusetts" by Colin A. Young. Affordable housing, with support services as needed, remains a key factor in the fight to end homelessness.
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Feb 15, 2017
MHSA is excited to welcome Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox, our newest staff addition who will head our Hospital to Housing (H to H) initiative.
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Feb 15, 2017
The Blue Review has published "Pay for Success?" by Vanessa Fry. Not only does the Pay for Success initiative work in ending chronic homelessness- it also offers a return on investment if the program's goals are met.
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Feb 13, 2017
The Maui News has published "Emergency room often easiest route for homeless health care" by Colleen Uechi. The article is another example of the cost of doing nothing about homelessness- and the critical intersection of health care and homelessness.
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Feb 13, 2017
The Daily Item has published "Rules Are Changing at Lynn Shelter" by Thomas Grillo. The article highlights MHSA member agencies Lynn Shelter Association, The Haven Project and LifeBridge- organizations that are helping us lead the way out of homelessness in Massachusetts.
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Feb 01, 2017
NBC News has broadcast “New England Speaks on The Homeless Count,” the latest “This is New England” show hosted by Latoyia Edwards. The broadcast features Richard Ring, President of Family Aid Boston, and Tom Brigham, Director of Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing (MASH) at MHSA. Tom responds to claims that the number of families and individuals experiencing homelessness are on the rise.
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Jan 31, 2017
MHSA member agency Bay Cove Human Services is seeking applicants for a Director of Housing. Responsibilities include oversight of a multifaceted department that works with Bay Cove Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities staff members and clients. This position works closely with the state Departments of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, state, local, and regional housing agencies, as well as property owners and managers to provide safe, affordable housing for Bay Cove clients.
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Jan 25, 2017
Today, The Boston Globe published “State’s public colleges see rise in hunger, homelessness,” an article by Michael Levenson. The common denominator of all homelessness is a lack of available, affordable housing.
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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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