News

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 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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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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