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Jul 26, 2017
Join residents, housing advocates and policymakers on Monday, July 31 to rally in support of federal investments in affordable homes and our communities as part of the national "Our Homes, Our Voices" week of action. Speakers will include Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Congresswoman Katherine Clark.
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Jul 19, 2017
Save the date for the New England Center and Home for Veterans' annual Greater Boston Stand Down on Friday, September 8, 2017 at City Hall Plaza! More details coming soon.
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Jul 17, 2017
WBUR has published "Lifting Up A Neighborhood — And Artists — With A Public Art Project," an article by Alexa Vasquez highlighting Kitty Zen, a MHSA Speakers' Bureau member, LDP Co-facilitator, and Artlifting artist who has been commissioned by the City of Boston to paint electrical boxes along "Methadone Mile" in conjunction with the City's beautification and outreach efforts.
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Jun 20, 2017
The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) respectfully submits our testimony in favor of House Bill 695: “An Act providing a homeless bill of rights.” MHSA is dedicated to one mission – ending homelessness. While evidence-based housing and service models – including rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing – have led to significant progress in addressing homelessness in communities across Massachusetts, the Commonwealth has not yet brought these models to the scale necessary to truly end homelessness.
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May 22, 2017
The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has shared an important alert regarding carfentanil. Click here to view the alert.
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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 13, 2017
Wicked Local Belmont has published "Belmont Library to host homelessness, LGBT youth panel," an article highlighting an upcoming panel discussion on May 30 at 7 p.m. MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, who spoke at a similar panel at Belmont High School last month, will participate in the event, which will take place in the assembly room at 336 Concord Ave.
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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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May 05, 2017
MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn is featured in “Housing is the key to ending homelessness,” a recent Cape Cod Times letter to the editor. Finn stresses the significant roles that Duffy Health Center and Housing Assistance Corporation have played in reducing homelessness on the Cape.
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Apr 14, 2017
UnitedHealth Group has published "In Their Words: What Keeps Community Caregivers Up at Night," an article on MHSA's partnership with United Health Foundation. The article features a video of MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn, who discusses the significance of connecting individuals experiencing homelessness with health care access:
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