“Dealing with chronic homelessness: Pay-for-success approach shows promise”

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. The piece highlights the Commonwealth’s recently launched Pay for Success initiative to place up to 800 chronically homeless individuals…

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Welcome Eddie Meléndez!

We are excited to introduce MHSA’s new Veteran In-Reach Peer Specialist, Edwin (Eddie) Meléndez. Eddie focuses on engaging homeless veterans within community-based organizations. He links veterans to appropriate housing and services, and he assists them in securing federal, state and municipal benefits. Eddie draws on years of experience in the nonprofit sector, where he worked…